Friday, 20 January 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.

Foreign Minister N. Kotzias' interview with Euronews TV (16 January 2017)

JOURNALIST: Mr. Minister, let me start with all of the latest developments following the Geneva Conference, with everything we've heard about you from your Turkish counterpart Mr. Cavusoglu, who said that you left the negotiating table, and then regarding the latest report from an international news network, which got a...

Foreign Minister N. Kotzias' statements to the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) following the proceedings of the Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels, 16 January 2017)

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias made the following statements to ERT following the proceedings of the EU Foreign Affairs Council:"Today, at the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers that took place in Brussels, the main subjects of discussion were the developments in the Middle East, particularly regarding Syria and Israeli-Palestinian...

Foreign Minister N. Kotzias’ intervention at the Middle East Peace Conference (Paris, 15 January 2017)

“Thank you, Harlem, thank you France for doing such a great job on the Middle-East.I would like to mention three points: First, we are supporting the two-state solution and I think it is very important to discuss with Israel the fact that this solution is in line with its own interest....

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias' intervention at the opening of the Conference on the Cyprus problem (Geneva, 12 January 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: I would like to thank the United Nations and the new Secretary-General, Mr. Guterres, who from the first day he took office has fought for the Cyprus issue to be settled. I would also like to thank Mr. Eide.We have friendly relations with many of those in attendance...

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias' statements and responses to journalists' questions following his meetings in New York (New York, 6 January 2017)

My one-day visit to New York can be considered a success on many fronts. A number of meetings took place with Greek American and Cypriot American organizations as well as with the Jewish lobby.My meeting with Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu took place this morning, and we discussed Greek-Turkish relations and the Cyprus...

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...

Rethinking Greece: Gerassimos Moschonas on European Democracy, the Radical Left, Greek history and SYRIZA

Gerassimos Moschonas, PhD (Doctorat d’Etat), University of Paris-II, is currently an associate professor in comparative politics in the Department of Political Science and History, Panteion...

GNA Feature | All about “Ouzo”, Greece’s national drink

If there is ever a drink that symbolizes Greece, it is ouzo. Considered the country’s national drink, no other beverage is indeed as uniquely Greek or as closely linked to a culture as ouzo is...

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