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The Washington Post diplomatic column cites speech given by Greek Parliament Member Eleftheria Bernidaki-Aldous at AHI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: C. Franciscos Economides
January 21, 2005—No.4 (202) 785-8430

The Washington Post diplomatic column cites speech given by Greek Parliament Member Eleftheria Bernidaki-Aldous at AHI

WASHINGTON, DC—On January 19, 2005, The Washington Post diplomatic column by Nora Boustany referred as follows to the speech that Greek Parliament Member Eleftheria Bernidaki-Aldous gave at the American Hellenic Institute on January 13, 2005:

"A Model for EU

Some European countries want to take a leaf from America’s book. Speaking from personal experience in Greece and the United States, Greek legislator Eleftheria Bernidaki-Aldous said during a visit to Washington that American law on the treatment of the disabled should be a model for legislation in the European Union and Greece.

She praised the regulations introduced under the Americans with Disabilities Act, which outlaw discrimination and offer opportunities in the public and private sectors for the personal and professional advancement of people with disabilites.

Bernidaki-Aldous, who was elected to Parliament last March, was in town last week to give two lectures. Last Tuesday she spoke at American University’s Washington College of Law on ‘Attitudes Toward the Handicapped from Ancient Greece to Modern USA: Problems and Solutions.’

Visually impaired since the age of 3 as a result of an accident, Bernidaki-Aldous holds a doctorate in classics from Johns Hopkins University and has taught in colleges in the United States and Greece. Last Thursday she addressed an audience at the American Hellenic Institute with a talk entitled ‘Exchange of Values and Ideas between Greece and the United States.’"

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