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Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following his meeting with Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 15 December 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: Today we had an extensive discussion with Commissioner Hahn, with whom we talked about the prospects for the enlargement of the European Union. I underscored once again that every enlargement must ensure compliance with the conditions set by the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European...

Joint statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, and the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Μ.Α. Holguín Cuéllar, following their meeting (Athens, 14 December 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: We had the pleasure of hosting the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the friendly country of Colombia. We exchanged views on the further development of our bilateral relations. We talked about Colombia’s very interesting peace process and we congratulated them. It is a model from which we can all...

Joint statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, and his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian (Athens, 13 December 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: It is a pleasure to have with us my friend Edward and the Delegation of the Republic of Armenia. Yesterday, here at the Ministry, we had an interesting discussion with hundreds of our staff, based on the positions of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia. Today, we continued...

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following the proceedings of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels, 11 December 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: We talked about two issues at today’s meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council here in Brussels. We had a discussion with Mr. Netanyahu, in which we stressed our assessment of the situation as we ' ve already expressed it: that the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, at the joint press conference following the meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad 4 and the Balkan EU member states (Balkan 4), in Budapest (4 December 2017)

I thank you for the invitation and your hospitality. As always, it was a meeting well organized by the Hungarian side. It was thousands of years ago that god Zeus abducted the beautiful Europa from Libya, leading us, today, to the process of the European Union and its further enlargement. Greece supports...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, in the Sunday Ethnos, with journalist G. Kapopoulos (3 December 2017)

JOURNALIST: Does President Erdogan’s upcoming visit to Athens – the first by a Turkish head of state since 1952 – mean there are hopes for substantial progress in Greek-Turkish relations?N. KOTZIAS: A visit, however important it might be, doesn’t automatically resolve all problems. But it can contribute to the enhancement...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, on Alpha Radio (1.12.2017)

JOURNALIST: Good morning, Mr. Kotzias. N. KOTZIAS: Good morning to you, too. It’s afternoon here, of course. I’m in Korea. I have concluded my Asian tour, which had been on the pipeline for over a year. I have been to India, where we really did create a major new opening for...

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...

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...

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