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Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, on 247 radio, with journalists Angeliki Spanou and Vassilis Skouris (18 April 2018)

JOURNALIST: We welcome the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias. JOURNALIST: Good morning, Minister. N. KOTZIAS: Good morning. JOURNALIST: We thank you very much for being with us in these difficult times. N. KOTZIAS: Good morning to you. Good morning to our listeners. JOURNALIST: The state of affairs is difficult, Mr. Minister. Every day there...

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, following the proceedings of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Luxembourg, 16 April 2018)

Today we had a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg. We talked about the situation in Syria. From our part, we underscored that, beyond condemnation of the use of chemical weapons, which must be complete, any sort of act of war, including in Afrin, must be condemned...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias’ statement following his meeting with his fYROM counterpart, Nikola Dimitrov (Ohrid, 12 April 2018)

I want to thank the interpreters, who make our lives easier during these negotiations. I want to thank my friend Nikola for the excellent hospitality, as always, because every time we meet, with difficult issues to discuss, beyond the issues we are actually resolving, we gain better mutual understanding. We...

Statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following his meeting with the Serb Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dačić (Belgrade, 11 April 2018)

N. KOTZIAS: I thank you for the invitation and the hospitality. I thank the Serbian people for their friendship and love for Greece. We are two peoples who have been through difficulties and joys together in the history of the region. My country, Greece, feels the responsibility it has for...

Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, N. Kotzias, in Der Spiegel magazine, with journalist G. Christidis (8.4.2018)

JOURNALIST: In October 2017, you invited president Erdogan to pay a state visit to Athens, which took place in December and was called historic, with the expectation that it would usher in a new chapter in Greek-Turkish relations.  Did you expect things to be where they are today? How did...

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, following his talks with his counterpart, Nikola Dimitrov, in the presence of the UN Secretary General’s personal envoy, Matthew Nimetz (Vienna, 30 March 2018)

REPORTER: Minister, a round of consultations on the Skopje name issue was completed, lasting almost a week. Leaving here, are we closer to a solution? N. KOTZIAS: I think the steps we are taking are difficult, but every step brings us closer to the possibility of a solution. REPORTER: Has there been...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias’ speech at the book presentation event for N.I. Mertzos’ “The Macedonian Issue” (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 27 March 2018)

As Minister of Foreign Affairs, I was pleased to hear the two speeches: that of my predecessor as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Evangelos Venizelos – and I thank him very much for all of his thoughts – and that of the President of ‘Potami’, Stavros Theodorakis. I thank him for...

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...

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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