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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ intervention at the Ministerial Conference on Stability and Development in Libya (Madrid, 17 September 2014)

Below is the text of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos’ intervention at the Ministerial Conference on Stability and Development in Libya and North Africa, which took place today, 17 September, in Madrid.In his intervention, Mr. Venizelos stressed  the importance of support from the international community for the...

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Venizelos’ speech at the Athens Forum 2014: Democracy Under Pressure

I thank the organizers for inviting me to address you, and mainly for having the idea to host a conference on the fundamental issue of Democracy, which is the common denominator of nearly all the international crises we are experiencing at this time. I congratulate them on the initiative to...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos’ statements on the margins of the Informal “Gymnich” Meeting of EU member-state Foreign Ministers (Milan, 29 August 2014)

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos made the following statements on the margins of the Informal “Gymnich” Meeting of EU member-state Foreign Ministers, in Milan:E. VENIZELOS: The Informal (Gymnich) Meeting of EU member-state Foreign Ministers, here in Milan, is facing a number of issues. The current time is...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statement on Greek Public Television (Ankara, 28 August 2014)

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos made the following statement in Ankara, where he is attending the inauguration ceremony of the new President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan:E. VENIZELOS: I am in Ankara, on behalf of the Hellenic Republic, to convey our congratulations – those...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statements on the margins of the extraordinary meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels, 15 August 2014)

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos made the following statements on the margins of the extraordinary meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council:DEVELOPMENTS IN IRAQOn the feast day of the Assumption of Mary, here in Brussels, our thoughts are with the Christian populations of Iraq and the whole...

Briefing of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs, on developments in the Gaza Strip, by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos

E. VENIZELOS: Madam Chairperson, I thank you and the Committee very much for your sensitivity and the invitation you extended to me, in my capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs, regarding the huge problem in Gaza.First of all, there is some good news: A few hours ago, as you know,...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statement on the situation in the Middle East, following the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels, 22 July 2014)

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos made the following statement on the situation in the Middle East, following the proceedings of today’s EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels:“Regarding the situation in the Middle East, and more specifically in Gaza, Greece has from the outset, in a number of...

Athens Wins Bloomberg Philanthropies Award

Athens is among the 5 cities selected as winners in the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge, "an ideas competition that encourages cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major...

FinMin: No New Bailout Loan Required

Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis said in an interview yesterday (17.09) - to be published today in German newspaper Handelsblatt - that Greece is able to refinance its requirements by...

Tourism Minister: Safeguarding Greek Businesses

Safeguards must be developed for Greek businessmen and Russian tourists in the event of a tour operator going bankrupt, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on September 17, during a meeting with...

The Culture Agenda

M U S I C Zbigniew Preisner @ Herodeion Zbigniew Preisner presents his latest work "The Diaries of Hope" at the Herod Atticus theatre in Athens on September 18. The work is inspired by diaries and...

FM Venizelos @ Madrid Conference

Deputy Prime-Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos expressed Greece's willingness and readiness to support the rebuilding of Libya in his address before the Ministerial Conference on...

Initial Reception Units for Undocumented Migrants

The results of a relatively new project for the initial reception of irregular migrants, who arrive at Greece’s entry points, was presented by the Ministry of Public Order and Citizens’ Protection on...

Aegina Fistiki Festival

Aegina’s annual Fistiki Festival returns on September 18-21 to celebrate the island’s trademark product, the renowned PDO pistachio (fisitiki). As every year, the festival will combine a commercial...

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