Saturday, 20 July 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 participates in a meeting of the EU General Affairs Council (Brussels, 18 July 2019)

The Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, stressed the importance of funding for Greece through the new Multiannual Financial Framework at today’s meeting of the EU General Affairs Council. The discussion began in a positive climate, with Mr. Varvitsiotis welcoming Finland’s preparation on the issue.With regard to the...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, following his meeting with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (Washington, 17 July 2019)

This was an important opportunity for me to meet with Senator Menendez and express my thanks and the satisfaction of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and of the Greek government with the Senator’s legislative initiative. We also talked about Greek-American relations and the issues being created by the Turkish provocations against...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, to Greek correspondents following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo (Washington, 17 July 2019)

N. DENDIAS: I am pleased that one of my first meetings as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of the new Greek government, the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, was with the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. We all know that the close relations between Greece and the United States...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ interview in the New York daily ‘National Herald’ (Ethnikos Kirikas) (17 July 2019)

What is the purpose of your visit to the U.S.?I am visiting the U.S. to participate in the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom and to meet with my counterpart, Mike Pompeo, and National Security Advisor, Mr. Bolton, as well as with prominent members of Congress, such as Senator Bob Menendez....

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, following today’s meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Brussels, 15 July 2019)

“Today I had the pleasure of participating in the Foreign Affairs Council. Beyond that, I was very impressed by the shared positions of all the colleagues on issues concerning Turkey’s provocations against the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus.I am certain that, following this extensive discussion and the unanimous...

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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