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Interview of Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias on ERT1’s ‘The Day After’, with journalist S. Kotrotsos (04.06.2018)

S. KOTROTSOS: Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to ‘The Day After’. We are literally on the razor’s edge in the negotiations on the name of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. We are at the point where it will be decided in the next few days whether the Skopje...

Statements of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, during the press conference with his German counterpart, H. Maas (Berlin, 29 May 2018)

Thank you very much for the invitation, and particularly because our meeting is taking place in this building. I see the weather outside and I think: Did I perhaps invite the German Minister of Foreign Affairs to Athens? But I’m not sure we will have such nice weather in Athens...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following his meeting with the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres (New York, 23 May 2018)

N. KOTZIAS: Today we met with the Secretary-General of the UN. I thanked him for all his initiatives that promote global peace and equality. We talked about the future negotiations on the Cyprus issue and how those negotiations need to be prepared, and he asked me where, in my opinion,...

Briefing of Greek correspondents by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias (Washington D.C., 22 May 2018)

N. KOTZIAS: I think if one compares the trips we have made to Washington – I remember the trip in April 2015 – with this year’s trip, in 2018, there is a huge difference. Acknowledgement of Greece’s role in the region is greater than ever before. The initiatives we are...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, to Greek correspondents following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State, M.Pompeo (Washington, 21 May 2018)

N. KOTZIAS: We had a very interesting and friendly meeting with the American Secretary of State. We discussed the problems in our region, especially those in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Earlier, we spoke with Wess Mitchell. I think the relations between our two countries are on a...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following the proceedings of the 2nd Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad group (Visegrad 4) and of the Balkan EU member states (Balkan-4) (Sounion, 11 May 2018)

MODERATOR: Good afternoon. Welcome to the press conference following the proceedings of today’s ministerial meeting between the Visegrad group, the EU countries of the Balkan region, and the Western Balkan candidates for EU membership. We will start with a statement from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kotzias, which will...

Opening speech by Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, at the Second Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Group and the Balkan EU Member States (Sounion, 11 May 2018)

The Future of Europe1.    Thank you for your presence. As we agreed in Budapest, we are holding today the second meeting of the VISEGRAD 4 and the BALKAN 4 in Sounion, together with the Westerns Balkans’ enlargement countries. The last part of our meeting will involve a session on the...

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...

Reading Greece: Jan Henrik Swahn and Rea Ann-Margaret Mellberg on Greek literature in Sweden

The first translation of modern Greek literature in Swedish was Demetrios Vikelas’ Loukis Laras in 1883. A translation of a series of folk songs had preceded in 1876. Since then and until 2007,...

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...

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