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Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias’ statements following his meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas (MFA, 20/09/2018)

N. KOTZIAS: Good morning. I see that you are in good spirits. We are in good spirits as well. It is a great pleasure for me to have here in Athens, with this beautiful weather, my friend Heiko, who toured the countries of Southeast Europe. He is a person who at...

Statements of Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias on arriving at the Holy Monastery of Kykkos and following his meeting with the Most Reverend Metropolitan of Kykkos, Nikiphoros, and the signing of the agreement granting a plot of land to the Greek

N. KOTZIAS: I am very pleased that, thanks to the Monastery and the wisdom of its abbot, we will be able to build a beautiful Greek Embassy and Ambassadorial residence. I am very pleased that, thanks to the Monastery, the Greek flag will wave in the centre of Nicosia. REPORTER: We have...

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, at the beginning of the trilateral meeting of Greece, Cyprus and Israel (Jerusalem, 13.09.2018)

Thank you Prime Minister for having us here. Thank you for the invitation. It is always a pleasure to be in Israel. It is a pleasure to have these discussions here with you and my friend Nikolas from Cyprus. We have to discuss about the situation in the Middle East. It...

Statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following the meeting of the National Council on Foreign Policy (Foreign Ministry, 12 September 2018)

N. KOTZIAS: Good afternoon. We had another meeting of the National Council on Foreign Policy. As you know, each time we meet, I want us to have a specific and in-depth discussion on a single topic. In Parliament and in the Standing Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs, during...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following his meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy on Cyprus, Jane Holl Lute (Athens, 11 September 2018)

“We met with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Cyprus, Mrs. Lute. Mrs. Lute is not a mediator. She is here more to get a sense of the views of all of the sides participating in a potential settlement of the Cyprus problem. I set out our views for her. I...

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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