Greece is one of the original signatories of the 1975 Helsinki Final Act establishing the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which was renamed the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 1995. Greece held the Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2009. Between 2010 and 2012, Greek MP Petros Efthymiou served as President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
Greece has been a member of the European Union since 1981 and the Council of Europe since 1949 and has been a NATO ally of the United States since 1952.
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