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Statement by Alternate Minister of Foreign Affair Sia Anagnostopoulou following the proceedings of the EU General Affairs Council (Brussels, 19 March 2019)

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Sia Anagnostopoulou participated in the General Affairs Council which was held today in Brussels, ahead of the meeting of the European Council of Thursday and Friday, 21-22 March. Upon the conclusion of the proceedings of the GAC, the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs made the following...

Statements by Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos at the conclusion of his meeting with his Cypriot counterpart, Nikos Christodoulides (Nicosia, 19 March 2019)

G. KATROUGALOS: Dear Minister, my dear friend Nikos, thank you for the warm welcome, for your kind words. The first visit carried out by the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs is always to Cyprus; that’s because we share a common outlook, because we perceive national interests in the same way,...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ statement following the conclusion of the Friends of North Macedonia working breakfast hosted by Greece and the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU (Brussels, 18.03.2019)

JOURNALIST: What is the message of this very successful, with great participation, working breakfast, Minister? G. KATROUGALOS: There was great participation on the part of numerous Ministers. We wished to get the message across that Greece supports the European perspective of all Western Balkan countries, but this is a process which...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ interview on “Real FM” Radio with journalist Nikos Chatzinikolaou

JOURNALIST: Good morning and a healthy Easter Lent period to everybody. Let’s now welcome the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Giorgos Katrougalos. Good morning, Minister.G. KATROUGALOS: Good morning and a healthy Easter Lent period to you, and to our audience.JOURNALIST: I shall begin by asking for you to briefly state...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ interview on Spiegel Online with journalist G. Christides (11/03/2019)

JOURNALIST: Minister, Greece has settled the dispute on the name issue that simmered for decades with the neighbouring country of North Macedonia. Are you pleased about this?G. KATROUGALOS: I think that every Greek citizen can see how much Greece’s international standing has been upgraded recently. We have not only established...

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Sia Anagnostopoulou’s statement following her meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, N. Dimitrov (8 March 2019)

“I would like to thank the Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Mr Dimitrov, for our cooperation and discussion, and to welcome the first agreement concerning a new border crossing in the Lemos area of the Lake Prespa region. This is an important agreement that is based on the provisions...

The Secretary General for European Affairs, P. Pavlopoulos, meets with his North Macedonian counterpart, K. Gaber

The Secretary General for European Affairs, Panagiotis Pavlopoulos, met with his North Macedonian counterpart, Kalinka Gaber. During the meeting, they discussed the necessary steps towards setting a date to launch negotiations for the accession of North Macedonia to the European Union during the June European Council, as well as cooperation in...

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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