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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Receives the 2019 ECOS® Environmental Award

2019-08-08T12:44:07-04:00

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Receives the 2019 ECOS® Environmental Award Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks and Mike Manatos meet with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in his office at the Phanar WASHINGTON, DC, August 8, 2019 - His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide, received the 2019 ECOS® Award for exceptional leadership in environmental protection on August 2 at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, Turkey. It was presented to His All Holiness by Earth Friendly Products President and CEO, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, and Manatos & Manatos President, Mike Manatos. To see a video [...]

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Receives the 2019 ECOS® Environmental Award2019-08-08T12:44:07-04:00

Greek-American Kratsios Confirmed as
 United States Chief Technology Officer

2019-08-02T12:03:41-04:00

Greek-American Kratsios Confirmed as
 United States Chief Technology Officer US Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios with his parents John and Maria, along with Mike Manatos WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2019 - Yesterday, the United States Senate confirmed by unanimous consent the nomination of Greek-American Michael Kratsios to serve as the United States’ Chief Technology officer before adjourning for the August recess. He is now the highest-ranking Greek-American in the Administration. Last week, during his confirmation hearing before the US Senate Commerce Committee, Kratsios began his testimony by saying: "My mother and my grandfather came to the [...]

Greek-American Kratsios Confirmed as
 United States Chief Technology Officer2019-08-02T12:03:41-04:00

Greek-American Kratsios Slated to become United States Chief Technology Officer

2019-07-24T16:45:36-04:00

Greek-American Kratsios Slated to become United States Chief Technology Officer US Chief Technology Officer-designate Michael Kratsios with his parents John and Maria, along with Mike Manatos WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2019 - This morning Greek-American Michael Kratsios - who was nominated by the President of the United States to serve as the United States’ Chief Technology officer - had his confirmation hearing before the United States Senate Commerce Committee. Kratsios began his testimony by saying: "My mother and my grandfather came to the United States from native Greece in search of a more prosperous future. They instilled [...]

Greek-American Kratsios Slated to become United States Chief Technology Officer2019-07-24T16:45:36-04:00

Speaker Pelosi Headlines Archon Religious Freedom Sidebar at U.S. Capitol with Newly Enthroned Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America Elpidophoros

2019-08-21T12:37:23-04:00

Speaker Pelosi Headlines Archon Religious Freedom Sidebar at U.S. Capitol with Newly Enthroned Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America Elpidophoros (L-R) His Beatitude Theophilos III, Commander Limberakis, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and Speaker Pelosi WASHINGTON, DC, July 17, 2019 – Today, the Order of St Andrew – Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, led by Archon National Commander Anthony Limberakis, hosted a sidebar reception during the U.S. Department of State’s Second Annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The reception, which took place in the U.S. Capitol building, featured Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, other prominent Senators and Members [...]

Speaker Pelosi Headlines Archon Religious Freedom Sidebar at U.S. Capitol with Newly Enthroned Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America Elpidophoros2019-08-21T12:37:23-04:00

Rep. Cicilline Amendment 
to End US Arms Embargo in Cyprus
 Passes US House of Representatives

2019-07-12T16:47:42-04:00

Rep. Cicilline Amendment 
to End US Arms Embargo in Cyprus
 Passes US House of Representatives Congressman David Cicilline receives the prestigious Frizis Award last month at the PSEKA Cyprus Conference in Washington, DC from Joan Panichas Milas WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2019 - Yesterday, the US House of Representatives adopted, by an overwhelming vote of 252-173, an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020 offered by Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) that would end the US Arms Embargo in Cyprus. Today the NDAA passed the House with the Cicilline amendment included. As Cicilline [...]

Rep. Cicilline Amendment 
to End US Arms Embargo in Cyprus
 Passes US House of Representatives2019-07-12T16:47:42-04:00

Andy Manatos Honored with Venizelon Award

2019-07-10T18:02:48-04:00

Andy Manatos Honored with Venizelon Award (L to R) Mike Manatos, New York State Assemblywoman and candidate for the US Congress Nicole Malliotakis, Andy Manatos, Pancretan Association of America President Eleftherios Dramitinos, former PAA President Manny Velivasakis WASHINGTON, DC, July 8, 2019 - Andy Manatos was honored with the Venizelon Award at the national convention of the Pancretan Association of America on July 2 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Venizelon Award “is given to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary values, outstanding achievements and valuable contributions in the fields of government, politics, diplomacy or civil service and who [...]

Andy Manatos Honored with Venizelon Award2019-07-10T18:02:48-04:00

Major Increase in Support for East Med Partnership Following PSEKA Cyprus Conference

2019-07-10T06:15:16-04:00

Major Increase in Support for East Med Partnership Following PSEKA Cyprus Conference (L-R) Cyprus Ambassador Marios Lysiotis, Philip Christopher, Mike Manatos, Andy Manatos, Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou WASHINGTON, DC, June 21, 2019 - A major increase in support in the US Congress for the Eastern Mediterranean Partnership - of Greece, Cyprus, Israel and the US - has followed the high-level lobbying at the 35th Annual PSEKA Cyprus Conference June 4-6 in Washington, DC. Two weeks ago, 41 influential US Senators and Members (listed below) met with conference participants who urged each to support the Eastern Mediterranean Partnership [...]

Major Increase in Support for East Med Partnership Following PSEKA Cyprus Conference2019-07-10T06:15:16-04:00

Record Number of Top US Policymakers Attend PSEKA Cyprus Conference

2019-07-10T06:12:32-04:00

Record Number of Top US Policymakers Attend PSEKA Cyprus Conference (L-R) Philip Christopher, former Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member Bob Menendez and Andy Manatos WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 20019 — Over 50 top US policymakers from the US Congress and Trump Administration met with national Greek-American leaders at the 35th Annual PSEKA Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership Conference in Washington, DC June 4-6. Representing the President of the Republic of Cyprus at this conference was Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou and Greece’s Minister of National Defense, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis was honored at the conference banquet. (L-R) Mike [...]

Record Number of Top US Policymakers Attend PSEKA Cyprus Conference2019-07-10T06:12:32-04:00

16th Annual THEA Foundation Dinner with President Clinton

2019-06-15T20:01:50-04:00

16th Annual THEA Foundation Dinner with President Clinton For the past sixteen years, Manatos & Manatos has co-hosted an annual dinner with President Bill Clinton to benefit the work of the THEA Foundation. Named in memory of David and Linda Leopoulos’ daughter Thea, the Foundation helps children find confidence, self-worth and perspective through creative expression by advocating the importance of the Arts in the development of Arkansas's youth. This annual dinner has raised over $1 million for the THEA Foundation. While it was held in Washington, DC for the first 10 years, in recent years it is held at [...]

16th Annual THEA Foundation Dinner with President Clinton2019-06-15T20:01:50-04:00