Wednesday, 17 January 2018

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.

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, on ANT1 TV's prime time newscast, with journalist Nikos Hatzinikolaou (8 January 2018)

JOURNALIST: We will now be talking to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias.Good evening, Mr. Minister.N. KOTZIAS: Good evening, Mr. Hatzinikolaou, and good evening to everyone watching us.JOURNALIST: I’ll start our conversation with the Skopje issue, which is currently the hot topic, asking whether – in case of the...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following a meeting under Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras (Athens, 4.1.2018)

N. KOTZIAS: Good day and Happy New Year. I think this will be the year we will resolve foreign policy issues that have been stagnating for decades now. It is vital to our national interests that we find productive solutions to these issues.We talked about the Balkan issues, on ways...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, on Real FM, with journalist Vasilis Skouris (02 January 2018)

JOURNALIST: Minister, good day, many happy returns, happy New Year!N. KOTZIAS: Mr. Skouris, many happy returns to you, and to the women and men in the audience.JOURNALIST: You put the women first. N. KOTZIAS: It’s a matter of courtesy and esteem.JOURNALIST: Right! Minister, for many people 2018 is the year...

Joint statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, and his Italian counterpart, Angelino Alfano, following their meeting (Rome, 20 December 2017)

Α. ALFANO: Unfortunately I have to be in Parliament for question time, so I can’t be late. So just a ‘tweet’ from me, to note our excellent relations with Greece, the importance of the two agreements we signed today. And I want to express my gratitude to my colleague, Nikos,...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, with journalist V. Skouris in Sunday’s “Real News” (17 December 2017)

JOURNALIST: What moves are you expecting Tayyip Erdogan to make to justify his visit to Athens and impart momentum to Greek-Turkish relations?N. KOTZIAS: The visit itself helped to set Greek-Turkish relations within a more systematic framework, because difficulties had arisen due to the whole situation in Turkey following the attempted...

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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