Monday, 17 December 2018

News from Greece

Welcome to "News from Greece" section. Here you can stay informed with regard to the latest news and announcements by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as with news and highlights from Greece by the "Greek News Agenda", a daily bulletin in english, issued by the Secretariat General of Information and Communication.

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 (Whashington, 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...

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ interview for the newspaper “Ta Nea” with journalist A. Ravanos (11 December 2018)

JOURNALIST: What imprint did the Prime Minister’s visit to Russia leave on the Greek Government? G. KATROUGALOS: We have re-established close bilateral relations and have laid down the foundations for further significant improvement, particularly at the economic level, and in the relations between the two peoples.  2019 will be a year...

Speech by Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexis Tsipras at the Intergovernmental Conference on the adoption of the Global Compact for Migration in Morocco (Marrakesh, 10 December 2018)

Mr President,Mr Secretary General,Dear Colleagues,Ladies and Gentlemen,In 2016, we adopted the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants. At that time, amidst the refugee and immigration crisis that affected Europe and other regions of the world, we all made the commitment to begin a process of consultations and negotiations which...

Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos’ statements following the conclusion of the proceedings of the E.U. Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels, 10 December 2018)

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giorgos Katrougalos, made the following statement after the conclusion of the proceedings of the Foreign Affairs Council: "We tackled many serious issues today at the Foreign Affairs Council, from the Western Balkans and Ukraine to the situation in Venezuela. On all these issues, we took our...

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ Interview on “KOKKINO” radio with journalist Nikos Sverkos (10 December 2018)

JOURNALIST: We have a series of issues that are developing, which I believe  determined in general Greece's position on the international scene, as well as regional developments, but there is, of course, also the issue of the Prespes Agreement, which also gives rise to various scenarios. We shall take a...

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...

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