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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statement regarding the presence of the Turkish research vessel Barbaros within the Cypriot EEZ

“Unfortunately, Turkey did not listen to the voice of the international community, did not listen to the voice of the UN and the European Union, did not listen to the voice of international legality.Its vessel, Barbaros, is in the region of the Cypriot exclusive economic zone and continental shelf and...

Statements of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs & European Integration of Moldova, Natalia Gherman, following their meeting (Athens, 15 October 2014)

E. VENIZELOS: It is with great pleasure that I welcome to Greece, to Athens, to the Foreign Ministry, my dear friend and colleague the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova, Mrs. Natalia Gherman. This is the second time Mrs. Gherman has visited...

Statements of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Ioannis Kasoulides, following their meeting (Athens, 13 October 2014)

E. VENIZELOS: It is a great pleasure to welcome to Athens, to the Foreign Ministry, my dear old friend and colleague Ioannis Kasoulides, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus.With Mr. Kasoulides we had the opportunity for a one-on-one meeting, followed by a meeting of the delegations under our...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos' intervention at the International Gaza Reconstruction Conference in Cairo

I wish to thank our Egyptian and Norwegian colleagues, Ministers Sameh Shoukry and Borge Brende, respectively, for this very important and timely initiative.Allow me, first of all, to pay tribute to the Egyptian Authorities for their instrumental role in achieving a ceasefire in Gaza on August 26th and for...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ speech to the Plenary of the 69th UN General Assembly (New York, 27 September 2014)

Mr. President,Your Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,Today’s 69th General Assembly of the United Nations is being held in a global environment rife with critical challenges that are putting the existing international system to the test.Greece remains fully dedicated to the goals of the United Nations Organization, the universal ideals of which have...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statements to journalists following his trilateral meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus and Egypt and his bilateral meeting with the Foreign Minister of Egypt (New York, 26 September 2014)

E. VENIZELOS: Today we had, successively, a bilateral meeting with my Egyptian counterpart and, afterwards, a trilateral meeting with my Egyptian and Cypriot counterparts. This is a configuration that functions very effectively, because Egypt plays a critical role in all the issues of the Arab world and has taken very...

Statements of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos and the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus and Egypt, Ioannis Kasoulides and S. H. Shoukry, following their trilateral meeting

E. VENIZELOS: It was a great honour and pleasure to host, here at the Greek Mission, my friend from Egypt, Mr. Shoukry, and my friend and colleague Mr. Kasoulides, the Cypriot Foreign Minister. This trilateral configuration is an exceptional tool for the political cooperation between us, because, as you can...

Start Smart Greece

The MIT Enterprise Forum, a global organization of professionals affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is holding its first annual "StartSmart" event geared towards...

TBEX @ Athens

TBEX Europe 2014 (Travel Blog Exchange European Conference) will be held in Athens on October 23 - 25. It is the largest and most popular annual gathering of travel bloggers, new media content...

Historic Archives of Greek Communist Party

In 1994, the historic archives of the Communist Party of Greece suffered severe damages, caused by heavy rain storm which caused flooding across Athens.  It took twenty years of continuous work...

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Visitors’ Centre

The National Library and Opera House funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNFCC) are not yet complete and ready for public use; however, visitors may admire the work in process from the...

Cretan Lyra on a Stamp

Greece ranked 3rd after Serbia and Turkey in a European Stamp Contest, held by PostEurop, a trade association with 52 members that has been representing European public postal operators since 1993....

PM Samaras Interview in Reuters

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was very specific when he said that "elections will be held in June 2016, at the end of the four-year parliamentary term" in an interview with Reuters on October 17,...

British MPs: Parthenon Sculptures Should Return

British members of parliament (MPs) have called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece during culture questions in the British Parliament on October16. In particular, Liberal Democrat...

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