Thursday, 23 November 2017

News from Greece

Welcome to "News from Greece" section. Here you can stay informed with regard to the latest news and announcements by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as with news and highlights from Greece by the "Greek News Agenda", a daily bulletin in english, issued by the Secretariat General of Information and Communication.

Official presentation of Migration Policy Minister, Ioannis Mouzalas’, candidacy for the postion of Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giorgos Katrougalos, today presented Migration Policy Minister Ioannis Mouzalas’ candidacy for the position of Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe to Ambassadors and representatives of the Athens diplomatic missions of Council of Europe member states. Presenting Mr. Mouzalas’ candidacy and praising the character...

Press Conference of Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, following the proceedings of the 2nd Int’l Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East (Athens, 30-31 October 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: The 2nd International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East is yet another initiative Greece has taken, among the 14 international formats, cooperation schemes and organizations it has built over the past two and a half years. As you know, the subject of...

Speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, at the opening of the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East” (Athens, 30-31 October 2017)

Mr. President of the Hellenic Republic, Your All Holiness, Your Beatitudes, Your Excellencies Political Leaders, Dear University Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends, I thank all of you for accepting our invitation and coming to Athens again, in order to discuss what has happened over the past two years and what we can do to protect, support,...

Press Conference of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 26 October 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: We have so many things to talk about and I have so many requests – it’s very kind of you – for interviews with Greek and international outlets that I decided we should meet all together to avoid any issue of misapprehension.We are in interesting negotiations with our...

Statements of Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, following his meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (Ankara, 24 October 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: I would like to thank the Minister of Foreign Affairs, my friend Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, for the invitation to come to Ankara once again, a city constantly growing more beautiful, as do its people.I thank him for the invitation that gives us the opportunity to exchange thoughts, because as...

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...

Thinking of a Greek smart city? Think of Trikala!

Central Bridge @Trikala (photo:Kouris©Greece-is) Built in the Thessalian plain in the middle of Greece, the medium-sized provincial city of Trikala is a unique destination for those who want to...

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...

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