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Joint statements of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, N. Anastasiades, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, following their meeting (New York, 19.09.2017)

N. ANASTASIADES: We had a very constructive meeting with my friend Nikos Kotzias, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, regarding the course ahead, evaluating the results so far; the tragic results, which followed from Turkey’s intransigence in Crans-Montana. We looked at the course so far and at...

Minister of Foreign Affairs N. Kotzias' statement following his meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, A. Guterres (New York, 17.09.2017)

N. KOTZIAS: Good afternoon. We had an interesting discussion with the Secretary-General of the UN, who again expressed his solidarity for the stance held by Greece on the immigration crisis. We discussed three issues. The first pertains to UN reforms, where we fully endorse the UNSG’s proposals. Additionally, I laid out...

Statements by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following the informal "Gymnich" meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU member states (Tallinn, 7-8 September 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: Following my official visit to Latvia, I participated in two days of creative and productive discussions at the Informal Council of Foreign Ministers. We talked about the need to contribute to peace in the Middle East and the two-state solution. I made the point that the changes that...

Press statements by Mr. N. Kotzias, Minister of Foreign Affairs, following his meeting with his Latvian counterpart, Mr. Edgars Rinkēvičs (Riga, 06.09.2017)

N. KOTZIAS: Thank you, Edgars. Today, we found out that our opinions are closer than our two countries are on the map. We are much closer and we do share very common interests. We are two NATO and European Union member states which lie at the borders. We have a...

Minister of Foreign Affairs N. Kotzias' statements following his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, N. Dimitrov (Skopje, 31 August 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: In Thessaloniki, where I was, the weather was just as good as here in Skopje, which means that the same sun shines on both of us. What I want to say is that I'm pleased to be here. I am pleased that your country is emerging from the crisis,...

Statements by Mr. N. Kotzias, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ms. Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission and and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following their meeting

N. KOTZIAS: I would like to welcome Federica Mogherini, the Lady of Europe, I would say. Ms. Mogherini is a person who, through hard work and a lot of creativity, has developed Europe’s presence in the world, has developed its foreign policy and its security policy.We are greatly appreciative of...

Joint statements of the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, I. Kasoulides, and Foreign Minister N. Kotzias following their working luncheon at the Foreign Ministry (Nicosia, 18 July 2017)

I. KASOULIDES: I had the great pleasure of hosting my brother, the Foreign Minister of Greece, Mr. Kotzias, here at the Foreign Ministry, and the even greater pleasure of your giving me the opportunity to hold the press conference here.The substance of the matter can be summarized in a few...

Rethinking Greece: Johanna Hanink on Ancients, Moderns and the politics of cultural indebtedness

Johanna Hanink is Associate Professor of Classics at Brown University, US. Her work focuses on ancient theater and performance, the cultural life of classical Athens, and the idea of the "Greek...

Hiking Greek Islands: explore off-the-beaten track treasures!

The Greek islands, well known for their sunny beaches and clear blue waters, attract outdoor enthusiasts not only for activities such as diving, scuba diving, snorkeling, wind surfing, sailing or...

Reading Greece: Auguste Corteau – When the Writer Meets the Translator

Auguste Corteau (1979) is a fiction writer, a playwright and a translator. He has written novels/novellas: Rabastin (1999), The Square (2000), Haunted (2001), Animal (2002), The Streets Sculptor...

Arts in Greece | Chainis Dimitris Apostolakis: "In Crete, the continuity of musical expression has not been interrupted"

Lyra player, singer, songwriter and theoretical physicist "Chainis" Dimitris Apostolakis is a founding member of Chainides, a Cretan music group formed in 1990 by a group of...

Rethinking Greece: Nancy Fraser on the Left project and the crisis of neoliberal hegemony

Nancy Fraser is Henry and Louise A. Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research and one of the world's leading thinkers in political and social theory. She has...

University of Athens’ online course: Modern Greek for non Greek speakers

Online and distance learning at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens offers a new way of combining innovative learning and teaching techniques with interaction with your tutor and fellow...

Government | Policy: EESC's Georges Dassis on refugee flows management & European Social Model values

Elected with an overwhelming majority in October 2015, Greek economist and trade unionist Georges Dassis is the 31st president of the European Economic and Social...

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