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Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, following the proceedings of the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU (Luxembourg, 15.10.2018)

Today we started by discussing the issues pertaining to the fYROM. I explained that it should be understood by the authorities in Skopje that there can be no solution without endorsement of the Prespa agreement. I also explained that what the two main opposition parties, both in Greece and the...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias’ statements following the conclusion of the meeting with his Moldovan counterpart Tudor Ulianovschi (Athens, 12 October 2018)

N. KOTZIAS: Good afternoon. Thank you for attending. Thank you also to the interpreting team for the excellent work it is bound to do, as always. Without interpreting, there is no dissemination of thoughts and ideas. So, thank you. Thank you “Theodoros” (I am translating his name in Greek), it...

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, and Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, N. Pappas (Athens, 11 October 2018)

N. KOTZIAS: Let me say good morning to everybody, and let me thank you for being present. I would first of all like to thank the Ministry of which my friend Nikos Papas is the head, as well as the Minister himself, for the bold and kind help extended to...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following the quadrilateral meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania (New York, 26 September 2018)

We just finished the meeting of the four Balkan countries that are member states of the European Union. We agreed to step up our cooperation, first of all on stabilizing our region. Our plan is for the four of us, together, to visit Albania and North Macedonia by the end of...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias’ statement at the conclusion of his meeting with his Cypriot counterpart N. Christodoulides (New York, 24 September 2018)

I think that Nikos said it all. Let me just add that we have agreed, from the joint trip we took to the Middle East, to establish a secretariat for the trilateral cooperation schemes, based in Cyprus of course, which will strengthen the latter's geopolitical role. I am very pleased...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias’ statements following his meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas (MFA, 20/09/2018)

N. KOTZIAS: Good morning. I see that you are in good spirits. We are in good spirits as well. It is a great pleasure for me to have here in Athens, with this beautiful weather, my friend Heiko, who toured the countries of Southeast Europe. He is a person who at...

Statements of Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias on arriving at the Holy Monastery of Kykkos and following his meeting with the Most Reverend Metropolitan of Kykkos, Nikiphoros, and the signing of the agreement granting a plot of land to the Greek

N. KOTZIAS: I am very pleased that, thanks to the Monastery and the wisdom of its abbot, we will be able to build a beautiful Greek Embassy and Ambassadorial residence. I am very pleased that, thanks to the Monastery, the Greek flag will wave in the centre of Nicosia. REPORTER: We have...

Arts in Greece | Sakis Tolis of Rotting Christ "Greek metal bands are probably our biggest music export right now"

For Greek “metalheads”, Rotting Christ needs no introduction; the same goes for many more music fans worldwide. The band’s core, brothers Sakis (vocals/guitars) and Themis Tolis...

One more reason to film in Greece: A new legal framework of economic incentives

Greece, boasting one of the oldest cinematic traditions in Europe, is for more than one reasons a film friendly country; its unique light and locations as well as its versatile architecture have...

Rethinking Greece: Johanna Hanink on Ancients, Moderns and the politics of cultural indebtedness

Johanna Hanink is Associate Professor of Classics at Brown University, US. Her work focuses on ancient theater and performance, the cultural life of classical Athens, and the idea of the "Greek...

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