Monday , September 28 2020
  • Thessaloniki


  • Presidential Guard

    Presidential Guard

    Photo: C.Costakis/GDL

  • Houses of Parliament

    Houses of Parliament

    Photo: C.Costakis/GDL

  • Acropolis


    Photo: C.Costakis/GDL

  • Academy of Athens

    Academy of Athens

    Photo: T.Bolari/Eurokinissi

Remarks by His Excellency the Ambassador on the occasion of the Vietnamese National Day

                His Excellency Manh Cuong NGUYEN Ambassador of Vietnam to the Hellenic Republic         Dear friends, On September 2nd 1945, people all over Viet Nam celebrated the country’s independence after many years of struggle. In the following 75 years, the ...

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Hagia Sophia: The violation of a symbol by the Sec-Gen for Public Diplomacy, Religious & Consular Affairs

    Hagia Sophia: The violation of a symbol   By Constantinos Alexandris   “It is quite clear that no logical or plausible excuse could justify the violation of a symbol – because this is exactly what the decision for the conversion of Hagia Sophia amounts to. This is not ...

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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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Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs meets with leadership in Cairo

    Two countries enhance cooperation in all fields   Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias travelled to Egypt on June 18th, where he was received by the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. He then met with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, with whom he discussed ...

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The Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

    “The Greek Chairmanship will send the message that we must see the world through the eyes the young people of Europe. We must focus even more on their problems and concerns, especially in the new environment being created by the pandemic, but also beyond that.”     Alternate ...

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Priorities of the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

    Protection of human life and public health within the context of a pandemic Greece, Member of the Council of Europe since August 1949, assumed the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in the emergency circumstances imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In such an ...

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The Hellenic Defence Industry – Competitive advantages of a dynamic concept

  The benefits for the country’s economy and the Armed Forces from the active participation of the Greek Defence Industries in the armaments programmes are multiple. The outflow of foreign exchange is limited, economic growth is ensured, expert personnel are employed, specialised jobs are increased while the Defence Industry gains ...

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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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Repositioning itself in the global market – The Hellenic Aerospace Industry SA

“HAI considers that strengthening its innovative level by investing in R&D and new methods is the key to repositioning itself in the global market.”   The Hellenic Aerospace Industry SA (HAI) is the leading aerospace and defence industry of Greece. Established in 1975, its major mission is to deliver services ...

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Lockheed Martin confirms its commitment & support to the Armed Forces, Aerospace & Defence Industry

  Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Vice President Global Pursuits Initiatives, Dennys Plessas   “The Hellenic defence industry is a national asset and as such needs to be addressed. Continuous modernisation is important with new capabilities, technologies and training.”   GDL: Could you describe the relationship of Lockheed Martin with the Hellenic Aerospace ...

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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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Q&A: Minister of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy, Yiannis Plakiotakis

    “We have developed a number of specific measures to support maritime work by recognising the specifics of the maritime profession.”     GDL: How has the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy confronted and participated in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic? YP: The first priority of ...

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