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Opening Remarks of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, at the 2nd Ministerial Conference of the Ancient Civilizations Forum (La Paz, 13.07.2018)

It was a long trip coming to La Paz from NATO, coming from “war” to “peace” !Thank you for your hospitality, thank you for your informative introduction, Minister of Foreign Affairs.I brought with me this book, this documentation with the speeches from last year’s Forum. You can find there every...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), with journalist M. Martens (12 July 2018)

JOURNALIST: Mr. Minister, there have been reports that Athens is willing to sign an agreement so that migrants found in Germany can be sent back to Greece if that was where they first entered Europe. Is this the case?N. KOTZIAS: Together with Germany, we are seeking a European solution to...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, on ‘Sto Kokkino’ radio, with journalist N. Sverkos (Athens, 3 July 2018)

JOURNALIST: We announced that we would be interviewing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, who is already on the line.Good morning, Mr. Kotzias. N. KOTZIAS: Good morning to your listeners. JOURNALIST: There’s nothing to do but start, Mr. Minister. N. KOTZIAS: I have no desire to comment on Mr. Kammenos, if that’s...

Statements of Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, following his meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, Pham Binh Minh (Athens, 2 July 2018)

N. KOTZIAS: Good morning.It is a great pleasure to welcome the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Binh Minh, to Athens. For me, personally, every meeting with the representatives of the Vietnamese people is a great pleasure and satisfaction. The Vietnamese people are one of...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, on ‘News 24/7’ radio’s ‘Power Games’, with journalists V. Skouris and A. Spanou (Athens, 28 June 2018)

V. SKOURIS: And a pleasant surprise. Mr. Kotzias, unlike the government, isn’t on ‘Pasok time’. He arrived early. So, a little before 11:00. It is a pleasure to have you with us. The more time we have with you, the better. Welcome, Mr. Minister. N. KOTZIAS: Good morning to all of...

Statements of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following the proceedings of the General Affairs Council (Luxembourg, 26 June 2018)

N. KOTZIAS: We had meetings of the Foreign and General Affairs Councils yesterday and today. We discussed a lot about defence and security issues yesterday, and today we talked about the Enlargement of the European Union, regarding which there were two different lines. On the one hand, a majority of...

Interview of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, with EURACTIV’s Sarantis Michalopoulos (Luxembourg, 24 June 2018)

JOURNALIST: How can the Greek debt deal affect the country’s foreign policy, given that you have undertaken a number of initiatives to normalise relations in the Balkans? N. KOTZIAS: We have taken many initiatives as a whole. I come from Rhodes, where we hosted the initiative of Rhodes with the participation...

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...

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...

Thinking of a Greek smart city? Think of Trikala!

Central Bridge @Trikala (photo:Kouris©Greece-is) Built in the Thessalian plain in the middle of Greece, the medium-sized provincial city of Trikala is a unique destination for those who want to...

Reading Greece: Auguste Corteau – When the Writer Meets the Translator

Auguste Corteau (1979) is a fiction writer, a playwright and a translator. He has written novels/novellas: Rabastin (1999), The Square (2000), Haunted (2001), Animal (2002), The Streets Sculptor...

Arts in Greece | Chainis Dimitris Apostolakis: "In Crete, the continuity of musical expression has not been interrupted"

Lyra player, singer, songwriter and theoretical physicist "Chainis" Dimitris Apostolakis is a founding member of Chainides, a Cretan music group formed in 1990 by a group of...

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