Wednesday, 24 April 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.

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos following the conclusion of the National Council on Foreign Policy (Athens, 19 April 2019)

G. KATROUGALOS: We held yet another National Council on Foreign Policy session. We are trying to shape a culture of compromise, wherever possible, on the major foreign policy and national security issues, without, however, as I have said on numerous occasions, compromise, meaning co-governance. The Government is responsible for governing...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, G. Katrougalos, during his visit to Notre Dame (Paris, 17 April 2019)

“I commiserate with everyone faced with this major disaster. Great churches, such as the Notre Dame or the Hagia Sophia, transcend religions, countries, even the civilisations that built them. They are a heritage that belongs to all humanity, to global civilization. More specifically, the Notre Dame is also an eternal...

The Secretary General for European Affairs meets with the State Secretary for European Affairs of North Macedonia (Athens, 17.03.2019)

The Secretary General for European Affairs of the Hellenic Republic Mr Panayotis Pavlopoulos and the State Secretary for European Affairs of North Macedonia, Ms Kalinka Gaber, met today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the preparation of the Joint Committee aimed at promoting the accession process of North Macedonia...

Minister of Foreign Affairs George Katrougalos' interview on SKY NEWS network, with Sarah Hewson (09.04.2019)

Minister of Foreign Affairs G. Katrougalos spoke live with Sarah Hewson on SKY NEWS network from Luxembourg, where he attended the EU General Affairs Council: "JOURNALIST: A lot for you to be discussing at this meeting: Afghanistan, Venezuela, Libya. How much of a factor is Brexit? G. KATROUGALOS: Well, Brexit was not...

Statements by Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos following the conclusion of his meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (Antalya, 21/03/2019)

G. KATROUGALOS: Thank you for the welcome and the warm hospitality. We are here to positively advance this agenda, as our two leaders agreed a short while ago in Ankara. This is something that is beyond the two countries, the two countries can set an example of peaceful co-existence with...

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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