Thursday, 17 October 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 Miltiadis Varvitsiotis’ intervention at the EU General Affairs Council (Brussels, 15 October 2019)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias and Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis participated in the EU General Affairs Council (GAC) in Luxembourg. The topics discussed during the meeting included EU enlargement in the Western Balkans, Brexit, and the new Multiannual Financial Framework, on which no conclusions were adopted. These...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ statement following the proceedings of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Luxembourg, 14 October 2019)

“Today the European Union spoke firmly and clearly. In a voice that referred to our shared European values and to international law. It condemned Turkey for the illegal actions of the invasion in Syria and made specific reference to sanctions, to an arms embargo, and very specific reference was made...

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, speaks on ERT1 TV’s “Politiki Epikairotita” with reporters N. Meletis and F. Papathanasiou (9 October 2019)

REPORTER: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. The dramatic developments in the region from Turkey's invasion in Syria and the behind-the-scenes diplomacy in Europe and the USA will be the main topics of discussion in today’s show. Furthermore, what does the Trump–Erdogan meeting in the White House on 13 November signal?...

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis’ address to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs (09/10/2019)

“Ladies and Gentlemen, From 1974 until today, a precious bedrock has been created in the field of foreign policy and security and defence policy. These attainments were achieved mainly by the two most important figures who played a role in this field: Konstantinos Karamanlis and Andreas Papandreou, who together created...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, following his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides (Nicosia, 7 October 2019)

“My friend and colleague, Nikos Christodoulides, and I had the opportunity for an in-depth discussion of the latest developments in our region. We talked about a state of affairs in which the unacceptable Turkish provocations and illegal activities against the sovereignty and sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus are continuing...

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...

Study in Greece: International Master's Programmes taught in English

Did you know that Greece offers many studying opportunities at Master’s degree level exclusively in English? In Greece you can find some challenging and innovative fully English-taught Master's...

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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