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Statements by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, G. Katrougalos, following his meeting with the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Çavuşoğlu (Helsinki, 16 May 2019)

JOURNALIST: Mr Minister, how was the meeting with your Turkish counterpart? G. KATROUGALOS: I conveyed categorically our condemnation for the unilateral illegal actions of Turkey in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus and requested that they stop. We also talked about the need to defuse the tension in the Aegean and for...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ statement at the end of the first day of proceedings of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels, 13/05/2019)

G. KATROUGALOS: The Council dealt with a wide range of topics, from Ukraine and Libya up to Venezuela. We voiced Greece’s firm stance on all these topics.With regard to Venezuela, we followed the European stance, as always, meaning that a political solution can be found through presidential elections, in a...

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Sia Anagnostopoulou’s interview on TV5 Monde’s L’Invité with journalist Patrick Simonin (06/05/2019)

JOURNALIST: Good morning, Sia Anagnostopoulou. You are the Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, responsible for European Affairs in Alexis Tsipras’ administration. Thank you very much for being our guest on the occasion of your visit to France. The European elections are scheduled for 26 May. There’s actual distrust in...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ interview on “24/7” Radio with journalist V. Skouris (06 May 2019)

JOURNALIST: Paying us a visit on the first day of the week is Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos. Minister, thank you for being with us today. Indeed, during a crucial period for foreign affairs on the whole, and the situation in the region, there is a great deal of...

Statements by Minister of Foreign Affairs, G. Katrougalos, on Qatari national TV in the context of his visit to the emirate of Qatar (Doha, 02.05.2019)

JOURNALIST: Your Excellency, let’s talk about your visit to Qatar, how it’s going to help develop the relationship between Qatar and Greece? G. KATROUGALOS: Greece has always had excellent, brotherly I would say, relations with the Arab world and Qatar is now becoming a hub for the whole region. So, it’s...

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos following the conclusion of the National Council on Foreign Policy (Athens, 19 April 2019)

G. KATROUGALOS: We held yet another National Council on Foreign Policy session. We are trying to shape a culture of compromise, wherever possible, on the major foreign policy and national security issues, without, however, as I have said on numerous occasions, compromise, meaning co-governance. The Government is responsible for governing...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, G. Katrougalos, during his visit to Notre Dame (Paris, 17 April 2019)

“I commiserate with everyone faced with this major disaster. Great churches, such as the Notre Dame or the Hagia Sophia, transcend religions, countries, even the civilisations that built them. They are a heritage that belongs to all humanity, to global civilization. More specifically, the Notre Dame is also an eternal...

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...

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...

Hiking Greek Islands: explore off-the-beaten track treasures!

The Greek islands, well known for their sunny beaches and clear blue waters, attract outdoor enthusiasts not only for activities such as diving, scuba diving, snorkeling, wind surfing, sailing or...

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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