Sunday, 24 September 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.

Address by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, at the 72nd UNGA (New York, 22.09.2017)

Mr President,Mr Secretary General,Dear Colleagues,Ladies and Gentlemen,Mr President,I would like first of all to wish every success to the new Secretary General Mr Guterres and to reaffirm our full support to his work.Allow me also to congratulate you on both your election to the office of President of this 72nd...

Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Nikos Kotzias, at the Freedom award ceremony hosted by the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations (New York, 21.09.2017)

It is a great honour to receive this award from the Cyprus Federation of America. From the heart of “Megalonisos”, here, in the U.S.A. It is an honour that gives me great pride and satisfaction. I thank the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations for honouring me. I thank His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios,...

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...

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...

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