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Transcript of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ interview with Asligul Atasagun (Turkish TV, Cine5, Tuesday, 25 November 2014)

JOURNALIST: Mr. Minister, let me start with the latest situation on Cyprus, if you would like to. You have stated many times the need of a solution in Cyprus. Two months ago, almost two months ago the Greek Cypriot side unilaterally decided to suspend the intercommunal talks under the UN...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statement regarding the violation of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus

“On the margins of the Foreign Affairs Council, the priority for us is always the matter of Turkey’s flouting of international law, at the expense of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus.In all my meetings with my colleagues, I stress this issue and see that they understand the...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statement on the margins of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels)

“It is difficult, but it is a political and historical imperative for the European Union, as a political entity, to shape its own policy, always in cooperation with the U.S., with NATO – within the framework of the UN Security Council’s resolutions – on all the pending issues, which at...

Briefing of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defense and Foreign Affairs, by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos

“Thank you, Mr. Chairman,I also thank you, ladies and gentlemen, MPs, for responding to my letter, in which I requested that the Standing Committee be convened for a briefing on developments in the field of foreign policy.Yesterday, we had the opportunity to discuss these issues with the representatives of the...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statements following the trilateral Political Consultations on the level of Secretaries General of the Foreign Ministries of Greece, Israel and Cyprus

E. VENIZELOS: As I had the opportunity to set out before the National Council on Foreign Policy and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defense and Foreign Affairs, we have here, today, at the Foreign Ministry, a trilateral meeting of the Secretaries General of the Foreign Ministries of Greece, Cyprus and...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statements following the meeting of the National Council on Foreign Policy (NCFP) (10 November 2014)

E. VENIZELOS: The National Council on Foreign Policy met here, at the Foreign Ministry, in a very serious climate of consensus. I would like to hope that this is a positive sign regarding the stance of all of the political forces at tomorrow’s meeting of the Standing Committee on Defense...

Statements of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos and Ambassador-at-Large G. Hatzimarkakis

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos met today, Wednesday, 5 November, with the Foreign Ministry’s new Ambassador-at-Large, Giorgos Hatzimarkakis. Below is the transcript of the joint statements they made following their meeting:E. VENIZELOS: Mr. Hatzimarkakis is an extremely experienced and European politician who had an impressive career in...

Migrant Freighter Towed to Safety

The Greek navy towed a ship to safety yesterday (28.11) from international waters into Ierapetra harbor, on Crete island, with 584 undocumented immigrants aboard; the Kiribati-flagged freighter Baris...

Public Consultation on EU Funds Absorption

A draft bill on the "Management, control and implementation of development interventions for the period 2014-2020" will be on consultation until December 2. It will then be tabled in Parliament for...

Greek Exports Forum

The Greek Exports Forum is taking place in Athens today, and hosts a conference, while it offers three parallel sessions: educational seminars, B2B consultation meetings between exporters, economic...

Ongoing, though Difficult Negotiations with Troika

Discussions in Paris were difficult, but steps have been taken towards the conclusion of the final negotiation, Government Vice-President and PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos said in statements after...

The Culture Agenda

M U S I CEl Greco’s Traces @ Athens Concert HallA concert that follows, in musical terms, the journey of El Greco from post-Byzantine Crete to Renaissance Venice and then on to Toledo will be...

Declaration on Black Sea Ring Highway

Ministers of transport of the Oranisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) signed a joint declaration in Thessaloniki, on November 26, to boost intermodal transport competitiveness. The...

Oedipus Rex Revisited: Play Opens off-Broadway

The U.S. premiere of Sam Shepard’s "A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)" officially opened off-Broadway on November 23. Directed by Nancy Meckler, the production stars Oscar nominee Stephen Rea...

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