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Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ interview with the newspaper “Kyriakatiki Kontra News” and journalist C. Kympizi - Excerpts on foreign policy

C. KYMPIZIS: So is the government coping with the political cost of the Prespa Agreement?G. KATROUGALOS: Our criterion for signing the Prespa Agreement was the national interest, not any potential party gains or losses. However, although it is true that there was a comparatively large drop in our rates in...

Statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giorgos Katrougalos, following his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (St. Petersburg, 6 June 2019)

JOURNALIST: We are in the Konstantin Palace, a historic palace that opened in 2003. As presidency of the European Union at the time, Greece was honoured in this palace, and there really is a history that links it to this space and more generally to the St. Petersburg International Economic...

Statements by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, G. Katrougalos, following the proceedings of the 1st Trilateral Ministerial Meeting between Greece, Cyprus and Armenia (Nicosia, 04 June 2019)

G. KATROUGALOS: I am also very pleased with this first Ministerial Meeting between Greece, Cyprus and Armenia. I would like to thank, first of all, Nikos for the exemplary hospitality, and both Nikos and Zohrab for the very fruitful discussion that we had. Our three countries are very like-minded, peace-loving countries...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos’ interview on ERA 1 Radio “105.8” with journalist Alfonsos Vitalis

A. VITALIS: On the other end of the line, we have Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos. Good morning, Mr Katrougalos. G. KATROUGALOS: Good morning to you, and to our listeners. A. VITALIS: Let’s not go from the political situation to the claims made by the main opposition party, as well as by...

Speech by the President of the Republic, Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Giorgos Katrougalos, at the swearing-in ceremony of the 24th Class of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Attachés (22 May 2019)

G. KATROUGALOS: Your Excellency Mr President, ladies and gentlemen, first of all my heartfelt congratulations on your success.  You are joining a Ministry which stands out in our country’s public administration. You will serve and represent Greece, which in itself is a significant honour, and you will lead very interesting and...

Statements by Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos at the conclusion of his meeting with the European Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom Exiting the European Union, Michel Barnier (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 21 May 2019)

We had a very detailed, honest discussion with Mr Barnier. This is not his first visit. A characteristic quality of his policy as the European Chief Negotiator is to remain in continuous dialogue with member-states, with the European Parliament, as well as European societies, precisely to ensure that these negotiations...

Statements by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, G. Katrougalos, following his meeting with the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Çavuşoğlu (Helsinki, 16 May 2019)

JOURNALIST: Mr Minister, how was the meeting with your Turkish counterpart? G. KATROUGALOS: I conveyed categorically our condemnation for the unilateral illegal actions of Turkey in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus and requested that they stop. We also talked about the need to defuse the tension in the Aegean and for...

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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