Sunday , September 27 2020

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - JUNE-JULY 2020

Greek-Italian cooperation is a model of good neighbourly relations

    Agreement on Maritime Boundaries Signed   Greece and Italy signed an Agreement on Maritime Boundaries on June 9th, delimiting an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between the two neighbouring countries, ending a 43-year pending issue. The deal, which was signed by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Italian ...

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Interview of the General Director of Defence Investments and Armaments

    “It is time to identify the new challenges of technological excellence and industrial viability that render cross-border collaboration a mandatory process.”   General Director, GDDIA, Lt. Gen. Theodoros Lagios   GDL: What kind of collaboration is needed so that the technological gap between European, American and other defence ...

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Focused on serving the needs of international markets – Metka

GDL: Giorgos Economou, Deputy General Manager of the EPC Projects Department and Factory Manager of Mytilineos tells us about the course of Metka over the past few years? GE: Mytilineos’ factory in Volos is part of the Greek industrial history. From 1964 it is working continuously, despite difficulties. It hasn’t ...

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Outstanding experience in the electronics sector – Miltech

  GDL: We asked the Business Development Manager and BoD Member of Miltech Hellas, Stephen Kiosseoglou, how does Miltech compare with other defence companies in terms of range and technology? SK: Miltech Hellas SA is one of the leading Hellenic companies in the defence sector specialising in design and manufacture ...

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Strengthening the competitiveness of Greek shipping

    Greek seafaring is, over time, one of the healthiest and most extroverted sectors of the Greek economy and at the same time a key pillar for the country’s future economic development and employment. At European level, the European shipping industry contributes around €60 billion/year to European GDP while ...

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - APRIL-MAY 2020

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2020

Ancient Athenian Myrtis fights against the coronavirus

The 11-year-old ancient Athenian Myrtis is taking part in the global fight against coronavirus with an animation video message   In 430 BC, the 11-year-old ancient Athenian Myrtis − a victim to the great plague of Athens like Pericles – could not imagine that after 2,500 years, she would take ...

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‘Staying at Home, Traveling through Literature’

Message from the Secretary-General for Public Diplomacy, Religious and Consular Affairs Konstantinos Alexandris   The General Secretariat for Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs actively participates, within its competence, in the efforts to tackle COVID-19 pandemic. With the aim of raising public awareness and transmitting the message that ...

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Message By His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch

  MessageBy His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Beginning of Holy and Great Week (Lazarus Saturday, April 11, 2020) Brethren and children in the Lord, Once again, Holy and Great Lent has come to a conclusion. Today, we joyfully celebrated the resurrection of Christ’s intimate friend, Lazarus, which serves as a ...

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President sends inspirational message to all Greeks

  “When we have left this difficult time behind us, we will have rebuilt society on the basis of empathy, love of others and shared responsibility.”   The President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, wrote an inspirational message on her personal facebook page calling on Greeks to embrace the ...

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“Turkey’s refugee ‘extortion diplomacy’ must end”

  “Turkey’s refugee ‘extortion diplomacy’ must end” By Nikos Dendias Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic   From the summer of 2015 until early 2016, the EU faced a massive influx of asylum seekers, most of them fleeing the conflict in Syria. About 1 million people entered Europe, ...

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Athens hosts Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

    “PAM consolidates its unique role of Parliamentary Forum for dialogue and action, gathering more than 240 delegates from the Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf regions.”   The 14th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) took place in Athens late last month, generously hosted by the Hellenic ...

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2020

Ambassadors accredited abroad present Credentials

  Ambassadors of New Zealand, Colombia, Liberia, Equatorial Guinea, the Bahamas, Gambia, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Namibia and of Nepal present Credentials to the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos.   New Zealand, Anthony George Simpson (Rome), Colombia, Gloria Isabel Ramirez Rios (Rome), Republic of Liberia, Geraldine Bass-Golokeh ...

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH - JANUARY 2020

Greece-US Strategic Cooperation reaffirmed

  Greece and the United States of America reaffirmed their desire to further enhance their strategic defence and security partnership, which greatly contributes to the security of both nations. The Greek Government appears convinced that the key objective of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ visit to the US, which was to ...

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Greece and Morocco coordinate efforts to end Libyan crisis

  “The only tangible result for Libyans after all these efforts is the Skhirat Agreement.”   Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias highlights, on January 16th in Rabat, the “great effort” that the Kingdom of Morocco has made to resolve the conflict in Libya. “The only tangible result for Libyans after ...

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia in Athens for talks

  Working jointly as stabilising factors in the region.   Minister οf Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias received his Saudi Arabian counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud at the Foreign Ministry on January 24th. Following a meeting with the visiting Saudi Foreign Minister, Minister Dendias said that Athens and Riyadh ...

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Point of View: ‘Economic Diplomacy in Greek Foreign Policy’

  ‘Economic Diplomacy in Greek Foreign Policy’ By Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Kostas Fragogiannis   In the modern era, the differences between the traditional expressions of diplomacy and economic diplomacy are growing ever more subtle. The decade-long national crisis, which led to a 25% drop in Greek GDP and ...

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Friend of the Diplomatic Corps honoured with Award Night

Two notable personalities, two individual women who have made significant strides in medicine and journalism, have been awarded by the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists (HAPSc). During a special ceremony held in the Athenian Club, HAPSc President Symeon Sidiropoulos and the Board of Directors honoured the Doctor and HAPSc Honorary ...

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Guide to Greece: The Jewel of fruits – Pomegranates

The Jewel of fruits – Pomegranates Health benefits and New Year traditions “In Greek culture, the pomegranate holds much significance. It is a sign of luck, prosperity and fertility. It is also a sign of renewal and regeneration. Since the rituals that surround New Year’s usually involve ways to bring ...

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