Friday, 22 June 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.

Statements of Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias following his meeting with his Russian Federation counterpart, Sergey Lavrov (Moscow, 13 June 2018)

N. KOTZIAS: I thank my counterpart very much for the invitation to visit Moscow. We hope to experience a wonderful World Cup in your country. We confirmed the invitation for my counterpart to come to Athens in September so we can prepare the Greek Prime Minister’s visit to Moscow. We...

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...

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...

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