Greece–Spain relations

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Greek–Spanish relations
Map indicating locations of Greece and Spain



Greek–Spanish relations are the relations between Greece and Spain. Greece has an embassy in Madrid and 9 honorary consulates in Barcelona, Bilbao, Huelva, A Coruña, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Sevilla and Valencia.[1] Spain has an embassy in Athens and an honorary consulate in Thessaloniki.[2] Both countries are members of the European Union, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the OECD, the Union for the Mediterranean, and the United Nations.

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Dimitris Droutsas meeting with the Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Moratinos at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Embassy of Spain in Athens

In ancient times, parts of the Mediterranean coast of Spain were colonized by Greeks (Emporion/Empúries and Rhodha/Roses, Girona in Catalonia and possibly Zacantha/Sagunt and Dianion/Denia near Valencia). In the late Middle Ages, parts of Greece came under Catalan/Aragonese rule (the Duchy of Athens and the Duchy of Neopatras). The Renaissance painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos (better known as El Greco) was of Greek descent, as is Queen Sophia of Spain. Another cultural link between the two countries is the Sephardi Jewish community of Greece, particularly the Jews of Thessaloniki, who traditionally spoke Judaeo-Spanish.

List of bilateral agreements[edit]

The following are existing agreements between the countries.[3] Note that no treaties exist.

  • Agreement on scientific and technological cooperation (1972)
  • Air Cooperation agreement (1975)
  • Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation of Income or Capital (2000).

List of bilateral visits [4][edit]

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