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Statement on the Cyprus issue by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos made the following statement on the Cyprus issue:“I express publicly, as well, my best wishes to the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, for a speedy recovery and return to his duties. I had a telephone conversation with him today,...

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statement following his meeting with His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch

“The Patriarchate of Antioch is amid the flames of war. We are in very close contact, we are working together very closely in Syria and in Lebanon, which is essentially the Patriarchate’s second seat. The major issue for us is humanitarian assistance, the protection of Christian populations and Christian monuments....

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...

University of Patras Wins Int’l Competition

The University of Patras has manufactured the first Greek electric racing car and secured first place (in August, 2014) in the E1 Class category of the International Competition Formula Student Czech...

Austrian President Visiting Athens

Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer who is visiting Athens met with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras yesterday (22.10) and discussed economic issues, the progress of reforms, as well as the very...

FM Venizelos on Ottawa Attacks

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos made the following statement yesterday regarding the terrorist attack in Ottawa on October 22: "We unequivocally condemn the terrorist...

PM, FM & FinMin @ Francophonie Business Forum

The Francophone Business Forum is a three-day conference taking place in Athens from October 22 to 24. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras addressed the Francophone Business Forum Conference on October...

2nd Naxos Mountain Bike Race

The 2nd edition of the Naxos Mountain Bike Race will be hosted on Naxos Island on October 26. The technically challenging 22km route for adults goes through some of the island’s most significant...

The Culture Agenda

O P E R A Così fan tutte @ Greek National OperaThe opera Così fan tutte, one of the most famous comic works of the repertoire will be premiered at the Greek National Opera on October 24. The libretto...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos Gets One More Portfolio

Addressing the plenary of the European Parliament yesterday (22.10), the new European Commission president Jean-Claude expressed his intention to assign the portfolio of European Citizenship to...

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