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Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias' press conference at the 2nd Rhodes Conference for Security and Stability (Rhodes, 23 May 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: The 2nd Conference for Security and Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean was held successfully in Rhodes. Last year, 11 states and delegations participated, and this year we had 20 delegations: 10 states from the Arab world, the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council – two international organizations of...

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias' doorstep statement at the 2nd Rhodes Conference for Security and Stability (Rhodes, 22 May 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: Representatives from nine Arab countries have come, plus representatives of the Arab League, for a total of ten. And seven European countries have come. We also have a delegation on the ambassadorial level from Indonesia, which we have granted observer status. We are 18 delegations in all. Last year...

Foreign Minister, N. Kotzias' opening speech at the Rhodes Conference for Security and Stability (Rhodes, 22.05.2017)

I want to thank all of you for accepting our invitation. Some of our colleagues will be arriving with some delay, due to yesterday's emergency meeting of Arab states, in Saudi Arabia. Today we are meeting for the second time. We constitute a common historical-geographical space with many shared political, historical and...

Foreign Minister N. Kotzias’ intervention at the meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers (Nicosia, 19 May 2017)

N. KOTZIAS: Thank you, Ioannis. You have shown again that small states can have an excellent chairmanship – and not the big ones.I am always very thankful to the Council of Europe for the solidarity and support we had during the dictatorship we had from 1967 to 1974, and the...

Rhodes Conference for Security and Stability (22-23.05.2017)

The Rhodes Conference for Security and Stability, to be held 22 and 23 May 2017, will bring together states from a region facing multiple crises, including conflicts and geopolitical rivalry. States from Southeastern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Gulf region will meet in Rhodes in order to reiterate that no country...

Foreign Minister N. Kotzias' statement following his meeting with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, N. Anastasiades (Nicosia, 18 May 2017)

I met with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, who briefed me on his latest proposals, which are very interesting. We discussed the relations between Greece and Cyprus. We talked about how we can find the best way to promote a solution for the Cyprus issue, as regards –...

Joint statements of Foreign Minister N. Kotzias and the Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, L. Zaoralek, following their meeting (Prague, 16 May 2017)

L. ZAORALEK: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to welcome my friend and partner, Mr. Kotzias, to the Czernin Palace. I am particularly pleased to have been able to invite him and welcome him warmly to the Czech Republic today. I want to stress in particular that many Czechs will visit Greece....

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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