Greece APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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Furthering relations between the British parliament and the Greek parliament and all related activities to enhance the relationship between the UK and Greece.

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Recent Documents related to Greece

1. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with G to I)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Greece This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

2. Greece bereavement: death abroad
07/05/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Greece bereavement: death abroad Information to help the family and

3. Greece: medical facilities
04/05/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Greece: medical facilities Lists of medical facilities for British nationals in Greece.

4. Overseas Business Risk - Greece
15/01/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Overseas Business Risk - Greece Information on key security and political

5. Greece: lawyers
30/04/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Greece: lawyers Lists of English-speaking lawyers for British nationals in Greece.

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Greece

1. Child Refugees: Turkey and Greece
11/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: currently transfer eligible children located in Greece under the Dublin regulation, and will continue - Speech Link
2: Houses, will apply to children who are currently in Greece and on the Greek islands, and not just to those - Speech Link
3: world who need our help. We are in dialogue with Greece and we will work closely with UNHCR, which both - Speech Link

2. Turkey-Greece Border: Refugees
10/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: who have fled the civil war in Syria.Both Greece and Turkey face additional challenges as a result - Speech Link
2: Last week, Turkey decided to open its borders with Greece, and it even bussed migrants close to the north-western - Speech Link
3: As she has rightly said, the behaviour of both Greece and Turkey towards the refugees stuck on their - Speech Link

3. Elgin Marbles
02/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: controversy to this day. At the time of the excavations, Greece was ruled by the Ottoman empire, and the Parthenon - Speech Link
2: the journey to, historically and culturally rich Greece, particularly Athens, to see more, and that this - Speech Link
3: the Parthenon frieze that have been retained in Greece have survived two world wars, a civil war, a military - Speech Link

4. Refugee Crisis: Greece and Turkey
10/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: the refugee crisis in Greece.“We are concerned by the situation on the Greece-Turkey border. We should - Speech Link
2: Syria, pushed out of Turkey and pushed back from Greece. Does he agree that this plays into the hands of - Speech Link
3: some of the support we have provided directly to Greece, including technical support for the islands impacted - Speech Link

5. Covid-19: Refugee Camps
20/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: people in the camp, but equally disastrous for Greece and the rest of Europe, because it would spread - Speech Link
2: noble Lord is quite right to raise the issue of Greece. The UK is one of the world’s leading refugee resettlement - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Greece
1. Greece: Turkey
asked by: Alberto Costa
20/04/2021
...What diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help de-escalate tensions between Greece and Turkey.

2. Refugees: Greece
asked by: Rachael Maskell
08/06/2020
... what steps her Department is taking to measure the effect on the human rights of asylum seekers in Greece of the implementation of the UK-Greece Migration Action Plan.

3. Refugees: Greece
asked by: Rachael Maskell
08/06/2020
... if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendation of the #CitiesMustAct campaign to relocate asylum seekers and refugees from the Aegean hotspot camps to ares where local leaders have pledged to provide asylum.

4. Greece: Refugees
asked by: Jim Shannon
15/06/2021
... what representations his Department has made to his Greek counterpart on the registration requirements being placed on NGOs supporting refugees in Greece.

5. Greece: Refugees
asked by: Jim Shannon
15/06/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of the impact of increasing restrictions and registration requirements on NGOs operating in Greece on the level of support available to refugees in that country.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Alberto Costa Portrait
Alberto Costa
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South Leicestershire
Joined: 16th March 2016
Craig Mackinlay Portrait
Craig Mackinlay
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Thanet
Joined: 6th January 2017
Lord Dykes Portrait
Lord Dykes
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alberto Costa MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4936.

Email: alberto.costa.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Will Bateman, Office of Alberto Costa MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 1049

Email: will.bateman@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Greece APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Greece APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Dubs Portrait
Lord Dubs
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 25th August 2021
Lord Boswell of Aynho Portrait
Lord Boswell of Aynho
Vice Chair
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 25th August 2021
Baroness Harris of Richmond Portrait
Baroness Harris of Richmond
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 25th August 2021
Graham Brady Portrait
Graham Brady
Vice Chair
Conservative - Altrincham and Sale West
Joined: 7th August 2020
Departed: 25th August 2021
David Warburton Portrait
David Warburton
Vice Chair
Conservative - Somerton and Frome
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
None Portrait
Viscount Waverley
Vice Chair
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Dan Carden Portrait
Dan Carden
Vice Chair
Labour - Liverpool, Walton
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
John Howell Portrait
John Howell
Vice Chairman
Conservative - Henley
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Lord Davies of Stamford Portrait
Lord Davies of Stamford
Vice Chairman
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 10th October 2018
4 APPG Memberships
Estonia , Germany , Romania , Switzerland
Daniel Kawczynski Portrait
Daniel Kawczynski
Vice Chairman
Conservative - Shrewsbury and Atcham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
Graham P Jones Portrait
Graham P Jones
Vice Chairman
Labour - Former Member for Hyndburn
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Harrison Portrait
Lord Harrison
Secretary
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Alan Meale Portrait
Alan Meale
Vice Chairman
Labour - Former Member for Mansfield
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Joint Secretary
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Maria Caulfield Portrait
Maria Caulfield
Joint Secretary
Conservative - Lewes
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Keith Vaz Portrait
Keith Vaz
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Leicester East
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Derek Twigg Portrait
Derek Twigg
Officer
Labour - Halton
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Lord Kennedy of Southwark Portrait
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
2 APPG Memberships
Beer , District Councils
Richard Arkless Portrait
Richard Arkless
Officer
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Dumfries and Galloway
Joined: 6th January 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Twigg Portrait
Stephen Twigg
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Liverpool, West Derby
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 24th November 2016
No other APPG Memberships