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Statements by Mr. N. Kotzias, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ms. Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission and and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following their meeting

N. KOTZIAS: I would like to welcome Federica Mogherini, the Lady of Europe, I would say. Ms. Mogherini is a person who, through hard work and a lot of creativity, has developed Europe’s presence in the world, has developed its foreign policy and its security policy.We are greatly appreciative of...

Joint statements of the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, I. Kasoulides, and Foreign Minister N. Kotzias following their working luncheon at the Foreign Ministry (Nicosia, 18 July 2017)

I. KASOULIDES: I had the great pleasure of hosting my brother, the Foreign Minister of Greece, Mr. Kotzias, here at the Foreign Ministry, and the even greater pleasure of your giving me the opportunity to hold the press conference here.The substance of the matter can be summarized in a few...

Foreign Minister N. Kotzias' statement following his meeting with the UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy, Matthew Nimetz (Brussels, 17 July 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: We had a very interesting and serious meeting with Mr. Nimetz, who recently visited Skopje. He briefed me on the atmosphere he encountered there. I briefed him on our thinking following the meetings we had with our northern neighbour's new government. We agreed to stay in touch and...

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' opening remarks in the Parliamentary debate on the developments in the Cyprus issue

Ladies and Gentlemen, colleagues, I considered it necessary to ask that the Plenary Session be convened today, based on the relevant article of the Standing Orders, to brief Parliament on the course of the Cyprus issue following the termination of the talks in Switzerland in the early morning hours of...

Foreign Minister N. Kotzias' interview on ANT1 TV's prime time newscast, with journalist N. Hatzinikolaou

N. HATZINIKOLAOU: A good evening to the Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, and I'll start with my first question.The Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, stated today that "the proposal of the Greek Cypriots for the occupation troops to leave Cyprus is foolish," and that "these are statements that are made by...

Foreign Minister N. Kotzias speech to the Hellenic Parliament on the developments in the Cyprus issue (11 June 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: Thank you, Mr. President. You know that, in my Parliamentary presence, I am a man of few words, as a Foreign Minister should be. Yet, since the subject is what it is, allow me to say a few things.First of all, I want to thank the political parties...

Joint statements of Foreign Minister N. Kotzias and the First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Serbia, I. Dačić, following their meeting (Athens, 10 July 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: Good morning. Following the Conference on Cyprus, things always carry on forward. The continuation is that, on Thursday, we have the High-Level Cooperation Council between Greece and Serbia, and on Thursday afternoon, also in Thessaloniki, we have the trilateral meeting of the leaders of Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece. This...

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...

Government | Policy: EESC's Georges Dassis on refugee flows management & European Social Model values

Elected with an overwhelming majority in October 2015, Greek economist and trade unionist Georges Dassis is the 31st president of the European Economic and Social...

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...

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