The making of Greek citizens

More than 1,500 people from 30 different countries became Greek citizens during a ceremony at Athens' Sporting Stadium on May 22 in the biggest naturalisation ceremony organised by the Athens prefecture so far this year. Athens Prefect Yannis Sgouros and Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos presided over the event. They led the 1,543 new citizens through the oath of allegiance: "I swear to be true to my homeland, to obey the constitution and the laws of this country, and to consciously fulfil my duties as a Greek citizen".
(30.05.08)   ATHENS NEWS   (by Kathy Tzilivakis)