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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statement at the E.P. Plenary for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI (Strasbourg 16.04.2014)

Dedicating today’s sitting of the Plenary to the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the European Parliament is rightly choosing to end its proceedings with a message to the citizens of the European Union: that it has a historical conscience. An active historical memory is the only...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ intervention at the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) regarding Maritime Security (Strasbourg, 14 April 2014)

The Greek Presidency has highlighted Maritime Policies as an horizontal thematic priority. Allow me to present to you in detail our aspirations, as well as developments in the process of drafting an EU Maritime Security Strategy, which constitutes a key issue of the whole effort. For a traditionally maritime nation...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ intervention at the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET), regarding the achievements to date of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the EU (Strasbourg, 14 April 2014)

Ladies and Gentlemen MEPs, Dear Friends,We are in the middle of the Presidency, which is unique in that our semester, in reality, is coming to completion prematurely. It is much shorter parliamentarily, but it is also much denser politically, because it coincides with the run-up to the elections for the...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statement on the margins of the proceedings of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg (14 April 2014)

E. VENIZELOS: We are seeing rapid, dangerous developments in Ukraine. The European policy is firm and clear. It is based on two pillars. The first is respect for the international legal order, for national sovereignty and for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and all countries.The second is the need for...

Joint statements of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos and his Moldovan counterpart Natalia Gherman, following their meeting (Chisinau, 8 April 2014)

N. GHERMAN: It’s a reason for joy that this is the first visit of the Foreign Minister of the Hellenic Republic to the Republic of Moldova. And secondly, Mr. Venizelos is visiting us, visiting our country, in another capacity as well, as the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the...

Joint Press conference of Deputy Prime Ministers and Foreign Minister Venizelos and EU High Representative and European Commission Vice President Ashton at the close of the Gymnich meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Athens, 5 April 2014)

E. VENIZELOS: Thank you. I am here just to welcome publicly Cathy Ashton and my counterparts from the other European countries, hosting the Gymnich Council, this Informal Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs. It is a great pleasure and a great opportunity for every European Presidency, because of the high...

Highlights of Deputy Prime Minister Venizelos’ speech at the EU Interparliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy (Kavouri, 3 April 2014)

•    “Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, as you know, Greece is located in a very important geographical region – geostrategically important, historically, as it is the cradle of major civilizations, the cradle, essentially, of all the monotheistic religions, with a decisive contribution to the history of civilization. But it is also...

IBM Invests in Greece

IBM has announced that it will establish a new Big Data and Business Analytics Center of Competence in Athens, in order to enhance its ability to deliver technical and consulting capabilities in the...

Greek Film Week @ Belgrade

Marking the Greek EU Presidency, a Greek Film Week titled "Images from the Past, Vision of the Future,"will open on April 23, in Belgrade, with the screening of the 1953 classic Barefoot Battalion ...

Greek News Agenda Readers

The Greek News Agenda editorial team wishes its readers a happy Easter. We will be back on Monday, April 28, 2014.

Thumbs Up for EU Banking Union

The European Parliament adopted 3 key texts that complete the legislative work underpinning the Banking Union (Single Resolution Mechanism, Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, and Deposit...

Achievements of Greek EU Presidency

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos presented the basic legislative achievements to date of the Greek EU Presidency, before the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs...

Greek National Theatre@ Avignon Festival

The Greek National Theatre will participate at the 68th Avignon Festival with Yannis Mavritsakis’ play Vitrioli, directed by Olivier Py. The play was first staged in Greece in 2013 and unravels the...

Travel Trade Athens 2014 @ Megaron Athens

Travel Trade Athens 2014 kicked off today (15.04) at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre. Organized by the City of Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau , the two-day event is...

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