Monday, 18 February 2019

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.

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ interview for the newspaper “Real News” with journalist Phoebus Klavdianos (10/02/2019)

JOURNALIST: What is your view on Alexis Tsipras’ visit to Turkey? Has there been a “jump start” in the relationship between the two countries, or are we simply keeping a channel of communication open? G. KATROUGALOS: It was a particularly successful visit, which was carefully prepared and met the goals we...

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ interview with AMNA and journalist D. Manolis (10/02/2019)

You accompanied the Prime Minister on his two-day visit to Turkey and participated in the expanded meetings at Ak Saray. What is your impression of the visit and its outcome? The objective goals of the visit were completely successful, which included, first of all, reducing tensions in the Aegean and, second...

Secretary General for European Affairs Panagiotis Pavlopoulos meets with Germany’s Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth

The Secretary General for European Affairs, Panagiotis Pavlopoulos, and Germany’s Minister of State for Europe, Michael Roth, discussed the positive prospects that arise following Greece's return to normalcy, as well as its role in the region upon entry into force of the Prespa Agreement. During their meeting held at the Ministry...

Statements by Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexis Tsipras during the joint Press Conference with the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Ankara, 5 February 2019)

Thank you very much, Mr President. I would like to thank you for your reception and hospitality. And of course, let me thank you once again for the honest talks we had. As I had the opportunity to also stress over the previous days to the press, who requested that I...

Statement by Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, G. Katrougalos, to foreign correspondents following the proceedings of the EU - Arab League Ministerial Meeting (Brussels, 04 February 2019)

JOURNALIST: (Question on disagreements between EU and League of Arab States) G. KATROUGALOS: We have disagreements. I mentioned the necessity to reach a consensual statement. And I was referring exactly to the necessity for us Europeans to reconfirm our commitment to values, not just to policies. Because, some of the disagreements...

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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