hellenic
 
Organisation and operation
 
Departmental Responsibilities
The Presidency of the Republic is administratively and financially an independent public service. Its composition, organization and functions are regulated by Presidential Decree 351/91.
The departments help the President of the Republic in the exercise of his duties.
arrow Secretary general: Georges Yennimatas, Ambassador, a.h.
The Secretary General oversees all the departments of the Presidency of the Republic and supervises all the offices attached to it.
arrow Special Secretary: Vasilios Andronopoulos
 
The departments of the Presidency of the Republic are as follows:
arrow President’s Office
Director: Eleonora Vlaikou
Private Secretaries: Konstantina Giannakodimou

Protolati Maria

This office is responsible for aiding the President of the Republic in the carrying out of his duties, for handling his personal and official correspondence and for arranging his personal meetings.

The President’s Office comprises the following two sections:

  • The Press Office

The Press Office is responsible for briefing the President and for the President’s relations with the Press and the Electronic Media.

  • Public Relations Department
    Head of Department: Laura Molyviati

The Public Relations Department is responsible for arranging matters relating to the public appearances and movements of the President of the Republic, the planning of his trips inside Greece, as well as being in charge of organizing receptions and other events at the Presidential Mansion.

arrow Legal Department
Director: Sotirios Al. Rizos, President of the State Council

The Legal Department is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations about all matters relating to the exercise of the powers given to the President of the Republic by the Constitution, for the issuing of laws, acts of legislative content, regulatory or individual decrees, for the granting of pardons, the reduction or commuting of sentences which have been imposed by the courts etc.

arrow Diplomatic Office
Director: Catherine Koika, Minister Plenipotentiary

The Diplomatic Office is responsible for following all matters connected with international relations, for keeping the President of the Republic briefed on such matters and for preparing Presidential visits abroad. This office also organizes receptions and deals with all matters of protocol related to the President’s meetings with Heads of foreign countries, with foreign dignitaries, the Diplomatic Corps, International organizations and Greek foundations, organizations and Greeks from abroad.

arrow Military Office
Director: Grigorios Prezerakos, Lieutenant General (I)

The Military Office is responsible for keeping the President of the Republic informed on all matters of a military nature and also for dealing with matters of protocol as regards the Armed Forces.
The Presidential Guard comes under the Military Office.

arrow Administrative Office
Director: Mirto Tsigga

The Office of Administrative Affairs is responsible for all matters relating to the staff of the Presidency, the coordination and supervision of administrative issues connected with the Presidency of the Republic, the observance of the general protocol as well as for the supervision of the buildings and facilities of the Presidency.

arrow Financial Affairs Office
Director: Valakosta Magdalini

The Financial Affairs Office is responsible for matters relating to the drawing up of the budget, the financial management, the payment of staff salaries, procurements and the management and distribution of materials.

arrow Other Offices attached to the Presidency
Included in the departments of the Presidency of the Republic whose operation is overseen by the Secretary General are:

The Security Service which is responsible for the security of the President of the Republic, his residence and the Presidency buildings as well as for the safety of Heads of State and other VIPs who visit Greece in an official capacity, on the invitation of the President of the Republic.

To these departments also belong the Department of Financial Control, the Post Office and the Telecommunications Office.