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Statement by Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos at the conclusion of his meeting with the Deputy Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Russian Federation, Alexander Grushko (Athens, 18 January 2019)

G. KATROUGALOS: “We had a meeting in a very warm atmosphere during which both sides confirmed our willingness to improve even further our already excellent - and historically good - bilateral relations, both on an economic and a political level. We discussed various bilateral and regional issues, and we affirmed...

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ interview with the Athens Macedonian News Agency

JOURNALIST: The parliament of the fYROM has concluded the process of voting on the constitutional changes based on the Prespa Agreement. What does approval of the Agreement by the neighbouring country mean for Greece? G. KATROUGALOS: This is a historic moment. Following its approval also by the Greek parliament, a...

Statements by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Bolaris, during the briefing of diplomatic correspondents on religious / ecclesiastical diplomacy (Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 10 January 2019)

"Let us welcome you all, and wish you a happy new year with health. First of all, I would like to thank you for your presence, to welcome you, and to wish a good year to the country, the people, the citizens and to each one of you personally.We have...

Statements of Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexis Tsipras, following the proceedings of the 5th Greece-Cyprus-Israel Trilateral Summit Meeting (Beersheba, 20 December 2018)

"I would also like to thank warmly the Israeli Prime Minister for his hospitality and the opportunity we had today to visit the city of Beersheba. As the Israeli Prime Minister explained to us, it is a city with an important history. Indeed, its history goes back to World War...

Statements by the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, G. Katrougalos, at the end of the meeting of the National Council on Foreign Policy (MFA, 21.12.2018)

G. KATROUGALOS: We had a very substantive and level-headed discussion at the National Council on Foreign Policy, in a spirit of national understanding, despite the differing views recorded. First of all, I would like to say that I and speakers from other parties, all underlined the important contribution of Nikos...

Statement by Alt. Minister of Foreign Affairs, G. Katrougalos, following the conclusion of the Trilateral Ministerial Meeting between Greece-Cyprus-Jordan (Nicosia, 19 December 2018)

“Thank you Nikos, Together with Ayman (Safadi), I would like first of all to express my gratitude for your warm hospitality and for your insight, and also for the possibility we had to discuss, also with President Anastasiadis, all the important problems of our area.All three of our countries are committed...

Joint statements of Alt. Minister of Foreign Affairs G. Katrougalos and of US Secretary of State M. Pompeo following their meeting in the framework of the US-Greece Strategic Dialogue (Washington, 13 December 2018)

G. KATROUGALOS: Thank you very much. This is a real milestone in our longstanding relationship. Strategic dialogue does not mark just an effort to keep the momentum of the big success of Thessaloniki Fair, where the United States were the honored country, but also to promote the strategic interests of...

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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