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Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following the proceedings of the 2nd Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad group (Visegrad 4) and of the Balkan EU member states (Balkan-4) (Sounion, 11 May 2018)

MODERATOR: Good afternoon. Welcome to the press conference following the proceedings of today’s ministerial meeting between the Visegrad group, the EU countries of the Balkan region, and the Western Balkan candidates for EU membership. We will start with a statement from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kotzias, which will...

Opening speech by Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, at the Second Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Group and the Balkan EU Member States (Sounion, 11 May 2018)

The Future of Europe1.    Thank you for your presence. As we agreed in Budapest, we are holding today the second meeting of the VISEGRAD 4 and the BALKAN 4 in Sounion, together with the Westerns Balkans’ enlargement countries. The last part of our meeting will involve a session on the...

Statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides (Nicosia, 7 May 2018)

Nikos, thank you very much. I am always very honoured to be at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, of my dear Cyprus. I am always pleased to meet with my friend Nikos. Tomorrow we have the trilateral meeting with Israel, there is a meeting with...

Press Conference of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following the proceedings of the 3rd Ministerial Meeting between Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and fYROM (Thessaloniki, 3-4 May 2018)

COORDINATOR: Welcome to the press conference following the proceedings of the 3rd Ministerial Meeting between Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and fYROM. We will start with a general statement from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Nikos Kotzias, followed by Q&A. N. KOTZIAS: Thank you, Mr. Yennimatas. Good afternoon. I thank you...

Opening speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, at the 3rd Ministerial Meeting between Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, 3-4 May 2018)

Good morning. Once again, I thank you very much for accepting our invitation to Thessaloniki. This is an institution founded on the joint action and friendship between our four states. I especially thank Ekaterina Zaharieva, who found time, in the context of her Presidency-related duties, to be here with us....

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias’ interview with Alexis Papachelas on SKAI TV’s “Istories” (Tuesday, 1 May 2018)

A. PAPACHELAS: Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I’m Alexis Papahelas. Welcome to Istories. Tonight we have the pleasure and honour of having the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias with us here in our studio. Good evening, Mr. Kotzias. N. KOTZIAS: Good evening to all of our viewers, and thank you...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias' statements following the proceedings of the Meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers (Brussels, 27 April 2018)

Today we had a meeting of the ministerial Council of NATO, where we discussed Russia, the security problems in Europe’s south, the Afghanistan issue and of course the Western Balkans. I also had a series of meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway and the Minister of Foreign...

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...

Reading Greece: Jan Henrik Swahn and Rea Ann-Margaret Mellberg on Greek literature in Sweden

The first translation of modern Greek literature in Swedish was Demetrios Vikelas’ Loukis Laras in 1883. A translation of a series of folk songs had preceded in 1876. Since then and until 2007,...

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...

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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