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Greece is a natural gateway between Europe - Asia and a factor of stability in the region
Article by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on "The Future of ASEM and its Vision for the 21st Century" for Asia - Europe Foundation's Digital Publication “20 Years of Asia-Europe Relations" (11.07.2016)
Greek islands: Welcome Home
From Corfu to Rhodes and Kastellorizo, from Thassos to Crete and Gavdos, experience something that goes beyond just a holiday. Experience the feeling of coming home.
"Τeaching together the sense of solidarity"
Foreign Minister Kotzias’ speech at the dinner he hosted in honor of the Primates and in view of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (Crete, 16.06.2016)
Foreign Minister Kotzias’ doorstep statement on arrival at the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels, 18 July 2016)
"Greece is a European anchor of democracy, peace, stability and security. We’re always protecting human rights and we try to have the best possible relations with all our neighbors."
Foreign Minister Kotzias’ intervention at the opening session of the 11th ASEM Summit (Ulaanbaatar, 15 July 2016)
First of all, I would like to express my solidarity with the people of France. We are together in the fight against terrorism.
- Statement from the headquarters of the Hellenic Coastguard. Denial of claims in articles and audiovisual material
1. The Hellenic Coastguard categorically denies the articles in the foreign press, as well as the doctored audiovisual material on a foreign website, according to which a Hellenic Coastguard vessel allegedly tried to sink a boat carrying refugees. Moreover, there is no reason to deny the real...
- Notification for Tourists
Those who are visiting or are going to visit Greece should be aware that the capital control measures imposed by the Greek government do not apply to transactions or withdrawals made via ATM with the use of debit or credit cards issued in their country.
JOURNALIST: What repercussions might the coup in Turkey have for our country, Mr. Minister? What worries you the most?N. KOTZIAS: For some time now, I have been underscoring that Turkey is distinguished for a restiveness, a term used to describe Germany in the 19th century. A restiveness followed by the...
I. KASOULIDES: It is a great pleasure to be in Athens again. Our talks today with Foreign Minister Kotzias were a working meeting, because together we worked on the ideas that will have to be submitted in the negotiations on the issue of Security. We are talking about the need...
Long term protection pays off in Greece and this year marked a preservation status improvement of the Caretta Caretta Sea Turtle and the Mediterranean Monk Seal in the global Red List of Threatened...
With over 1 million refugees / migrants having arrived via the Turkish coast in Greece since 2015, our country is one of the EU countries most affected by the ongoing crisis. This...