An event organised by the Hungarian embassy in Greece and the Athens-based Panteion university this week presented the latest findings of a joint research programme into the Ottoman archive housed at the Vikelaia municipal library in Irakleio, Crete.

Hungarian Ambassador József Tóth greeted participants at Panteion's main auditorium and emphasised that the current Hungarian EU Presidency strives for closer cooperation amongst the peoples of south-eastern Europe and the eastern Mediterranean.

According to the envoy, a priority of the Hungarian EU Presidency is to maintain the impetus of the EU enlargement process and to increase interactions and partnership with Turkey.

A member of Parliament from Irakleio and the Deputy Mayor of the port city, as well as high ranking diplomats of the Greek foreign ministry were also present.

Prof. Elizabeth Zachariadou and Prof. György Hazai, the two leading researchers in the project from Greece and from Hungary, respectively, briefed the audience over the specifics of the project and praised their good cooperation over the past years.