Thursday, 27 June 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.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos addresses the official Enthronement Luncheon of the new Archbishop of America, His Eminence Elpidophoros (New York, 22 June 2019)

Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos represented the Greek government at the official Enthronement Luncheon of the new Archbishop of America, His Eminence Elpidophoros.Addressing the new Archbishop during his brief remarks, Mr. Katrougalos stated that Hellenism, united, welcomes him with enthusiasm and hope, noting that it was not just the...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ interview in the Athens daily ‘Efimerida ton Syntakton’, with journalist N. Zirganos (22 June 2019)

JOURNALIST: Nicosia and Athens won an important diplomatic victory and passed a decision in the EU on possible sanctions on Turkey if Turkey continues its illegal activities in the Cypriot EEZ. But Turkey is not only continuing the drilling operation with the Fatih but is also sending a second drilling...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ interview with the newspaper “Kyriakatiki Kontra News” and journalist C. Kympizi - Excerpts on foreign policy

C. KYMPIZIS: So is the government coping with the political cost of the Prespa Agreement?G. KATROUGALOS: Our criterion for signing the Prespa Agreement was the national interest, not any potential party gains or losses. However, although it is true that there was a comparatively large drop in our rates in...

Statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giorgos Katrougalos, following his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (St. Petersburg, 6 June 2019)

JOURNALIST: We are in the Konstantin Palace, a historic palace that opened in 2003. As presidency of the European Union at the time, Greece was honoured in this palace, and there really is a history that links it to this space and more generally to the St. Petersburg International Economic...

Statements by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, G. Katrougalos, following the proceedings of the 1st Trilateral Ministerial Meeting between Greece, Cyprus and Armenia (Nicosia, 04 June 2019)

G. KATROUGALOS: I am also very pleased with this first Ministerial Meeting between Greece, Cyprus and Armenia. I would like to thank, first of all, Nikos for the exemplary hospitality, and both Nikos and Zohrab for the very fruitful discussion that we had. Our three countries are very like-minded, peace-loving countries...

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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