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Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (22 July 2018)

“Our country is determined to send a message to the East and West, to all of our friends and to those who are not our friends, that anyone who violates the principles of sovereignty and respect with regard to us will meet with corresponding measures. The era of diplomacy that...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, in the Athens daily Efimerida ton Syntakton, with journalist Nikolas Zirganos (21 July 2018)

JOURNALIST:  The Prespa Agreement was even welcomed by the European People’s Party, to which VMRO and New Democracy belong. But we haven’t had positive messages from Belgrade. Why?N. KOTZIAS: The Prespa Agreement laid bare the differences that exist between the forces stuck in the past – opting for inaction on...

Speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, at the scientific conference on the legal aspects of the Prespa Agreement (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 19 July 2018)

I would like to start by thanking the Scientific Council and all of the speakers. And I want to underscore the democratic nature of today’s debate, under the given leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The most disparate opinions were invited on an equal footing to take a stance...

Opening Remarks of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, at the 2nd Ministerial Conference of the Ancient Civilizations Forum (La Paz, 13.07.2018)

It was a long trip coming to La Paz from NATO, coming from “war” to “peace” !Thank you for your hospitality, thank you for your informative introduction, Minister of Foreign Affairs.I brought with me this book, this documentation with the speeches from last year’s Forum. You can find there every...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), with journalist M. Martens (12 July 2018)

JOURNALIST: Mr. Minister, there have been reports that Athens is willing to sign an agreement so that migrants found in Germany can be sent back to Greece if that was where they first entered Europe. Is this the case?N. KOTZIAS: Together with Germany, we are seeking a European solution to...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, on ‘Sto Kokkino’ radio, with journalist N. Sverkos (Athens, 3 July 2018)

JOURNALIST: We announced that we would be interviewing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, who is already on the line.Good morning, Mr. Kotzias. N. KOTZIAS: Good morning to your listeners. JOURNALIST: There’s nothing to do but start, Mr. Minister. N. KOTZIAS: I have no desire to comment on Mr. Kammenos, if that’s...

Statements of Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, following his meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, Pham Binh Minh (Athens, 2 July 2018)

N. KOTZIAS: Good morning.It is a great pleasure to welcome the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Binh Minh, to Athens. For me, personally, every meeting with the representatives of the Vietnamese people is a great pleasure and satisfaction. The Vietnamese people are one of...

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...

Reading Greece: Auguste Corteau – When the Writer Meets the Translator

Auguste Corteau (1979) is a fiction writer, a playwright and a translator. He has written novels/novellas: Rabastin (1999), The Square (2000), Haunted (2001), Animal (2002), The Streets Sculptor...

Arts in Greece | Chainis Dimitris Apostolakis: "In Crete, the continuity of musical expression has not been interrupted"

Lyra player, singer, songwriter and theoretical physicist "Chainis" Dimitris Apostolakis is a founding member of Chainides, a Cretan music group formed in 1990 by a group of...

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