Wednesday, 23 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.

Highlights of Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias’ interview on SKAI TV’s Apotypoma with reporter P. Tsimas, and former Minister of Defence E. Apostolakis as guest (18 October 2019)

JOURNALIST: We have with us today the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nikos Dendias, and the former Minister of Defence, retired Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis. Good evening, Mr Dendias. N. DENDIAS: Good evening, Mr Tsimas, thank you for inviting me. JOURNALIST: Let me ask this straight away: From day one, i.e. as soon as...

Statement of the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, regarding the European Budget (Brussels, 16 October 2019)

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis held a press conference on Wednesday, 16 October, in Brussels, in the context of which he made the following statement: “The Union’s next budget will be smaller, due to the absence of Britain. What we are pursuing in the next budget, in the 2021-2027...

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis meets with North Macedonia’s Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani (Brussels, 16 October 2019)

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis met with the Deputy Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, at the Greek Permanent Representation in Brussels. The meeting took place ahead of the European Council meeting, which will look at, among other things, the accession perspective of the Western Balkans. During the...

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...

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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