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Nikos Kazantzakis: The Greatest Greek Writer of the 20th Century

Nikos Kazantzakis: The Greatest Greek Writer of the 20th Century Nikos Kazantzakis writing. Credit: Public Domain Nikos Kazantzakis is for many the best Greek writer of the 20th century and his books have been translated more than any of his contemporaries. The Cretan man’s literary genius was recognized posthumously, after his book “Zorba the Greek” […]

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Dendias sends condolences, offers assistance, as 4 die in Turkish wildfires

Dendias sends condolences, offers assistance, as 4 die in Turkish wildfires Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias expressed his condolences to his Turkish counterpart over loss of lives in wildfires, including in Turkish foreign minister’s home region of Antalya. The foreign minister tweeted that Dendias had expressed his sympathy in a phone call with Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. In […]

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FM Dendias to meet Lebanese FM Akar on Friday

FM Dendias to meet Lebanese FM Akar on Friday Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will meet with the Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence of Lebanon, Zeina Akar, on Friday, July 30. The one-on-one and subsequent enlarged talks at the Foreign Ministry are expected to focus on strengthening cooperation between the two countries, […]

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Vaccination and rights

Vaccination and rights By Nikos Mouzelis* In the social sciences, as regards knowledge, there is no universality. No theory that ignores the social framework is persuasive. Every generalisation that ignores that framework is commonplace.I will try to clarify this position using vaccination as an example. Thinking citizens everywhere consider the pandemic am “invisible enemy” that […]

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Dendias briefs Borrell on Cyprus visit

Dendias briefs Borrell on Cyprus visit Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Thursday that he briefed the European Union’s top diplomat Josep Borrell on his visit to Cyprus. “I reiterated Greece’s position regarding Turkey’s recent illegal actions in Varosha,” he said on his call with Borrell, refering to a plan announced by Turkish President Recep […]

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Greece remembers victims of Turkish invasion

Greece remembers victims of Turkish invasion Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos (c) and the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff Konstantinos Floros (l) visited Cyprus on Tuesday to attend a ceremony commemorating the victims of the 1974 Turkish invasion. In a tweet, Panagiotopoulos said: “We do not forget. We remember. 47 years after […]

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MEP Androulakis is candidate for Movement for Change leadership

MEP Androulakis is candidate for Movement for Change leadership Nikos Androulakis, 42, a socialist MEP since 2014, has announced he will be a candidate for the leadership of Movement for Change. He is the third candidate for the position, joining Fofi Gennimata, 57, the socialist alliance’s leader since 2017, and Andreas Loverdos, 65, a former […]

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Cyprus against the clock to stop Erdogan

Cyprus against the clock to stop Erdogan Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides has been going all out on a preemptive diplomatic strike aimed at garnering support in Brussels, Washington, and the international community to stop Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from revealing “surprises to the world” during a scheduled visit to the island on July […]

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Greece, Arab League sign MoU

Greece, Arab League sign MoU Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit in Cairo on Tuesday. Dendias said the agreement is “the culmination of joint efforts and constitutes a basis for enhancing political consultations.” The deal will not only strengthen relations between the Arab […]

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Greek FM heads to Brussels for meeting

Greek FM heads to Brussels for meeting Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is headed to Brussels on Monday to attend the EU Foreign Affairs Council.  The meeting will be chaired by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell and the agenda will include an exchange of views on the geopolitics of new digital technologies, […]

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Dendias to Brussels for Foreign Affairs Council on Monday

Dendias to Brussels for Foreign Affairs Council on Monday Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is to attend the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels on Monday. The meeting will be chaired by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell and the agenda will include an an exchange of views on the geopolitics of […]

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Dendias heads to Ukraine to meet with leaders

Dendias heads to Ukraine to meet with leaders Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias travels to Kiev on Monday for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Parliament Speaker Dmytro Razumkov and counterpart Dmytro Kuleba. A Greek Foreign Ministry statement said talks will focus on bilateral ties, the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood Policy (particularly relations between the bloc and […]

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FM Dendias congratulates Israeli FM Lapid

FM Dendias congratulates Israeli FM Lapid Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias spoke on the phone and congratulated Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. Dendias stressed in a post on Twitter that relations are at a very high point and that he looks forward to working with him. They also discussed developments in the […]

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Dendias in Rome for meeting of Global Coalition to defeat Daesh

Dendias in Rome for meeting of Global Coalition to defeat Daesh Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is in Rome on Monday to attend the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS, organized by Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. On the sidelines of this Ministerial meeting, Dndias […]

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A partnership short of recognition

A partnership short of recognition Pristina welcomed Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias’ visit on June 4. It was his second visit in less than a year. His first was in September of last year, just a few days after the Washington, DC agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, on economic normalization. And the second came ahead […]

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FM Dendias meets Lithuanian parliament speaker Čmilytė-Nielsen

FM Dendias meets Lithuanian parliament speaker Čmilytė-Nielsen Foreign Minsiter Nikos Dendias, who is currently visiting Vilnius, was on Tuesday received by the Speaker of the Lithuanian parliament, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, ahead of his address to the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas). They discussed issues concerning bilateral relations and cooperation with focus on parliamentary diplomacy. Earlier, Dendias met with […]

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Dendias: Only the ice broke with Erdogan – Differences remain

Dendias: Only the ice broke with Erdogan – Differences remain Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is in Vilnius today, where he met with his Lithuanian counterpart Gabrielius Landsbergis. It was not a meeting to move forward The Greek Foreign Minister referred to yesterday’s meeting between Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Tayyip Erdogan in the statements he made after […]

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Dendias hails ‘strategic relationship’ with UAE

Dendias hails ‘strategic relationship’ with UAE Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias hailed Greece’s “strategic relationship” with the United Arab Emirates during a visit – his fourth – to the Gulf state on Wednesday. During the visit, Dendias met with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan.  The two sides discussed relations in the areas of […]

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Dendias meets counterpart in UAE

Dendias meets counterpart in UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias met with his counterpart of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. On a two-day official visit to UAE, his fourth in his tenure as foreign minister, Dendias said he and his UAE counterpart “reaffirmed our common […]

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FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates

FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, where he will meet with his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This will be Dendias’ fourth visit to the UAE, with talks expected to focus on bilateral strategic cooperation, in continuation of […]

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Pandemic inspires inaugural show at revamped factory

Pandemic inspires inaugural show at revamped factory An installation by Nikos Navridis drawing on Samuel Beckett’s famous quote graces the revamped Public Tobacco Factory at 218 Lenorman Street ahead of the exhibition “Portals,” which formally inaugurates it as one of central Athens’ most interesting new cultural spaces on Friday. Opened in 1930 as the Great […]

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FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday

FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias is heading to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, where he will meet with his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ministry said on Monday. This will be Dendias’ fourth visit to the UAE, proof of the particularly […]

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FM Dendias: We have diametrically opposed views with Turkey

FM Dendias: We have diametrically opposed views with Turkey Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias clarified in an interview with the Sunday newspaper Parapolitika that ” with Turkey we have diametrically opposed views on very important issues “underlining that this was reaffirmed and during Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s recent visit to Athens. “I set all the […]

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Athens irked at being left out of Libya meet

Athens irked at being left out of Libya meet Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias expressed his displeasure Thursday at the German government’s decision not to invite Greece to the second Berlin Conference on Libya on June 23. “Greece has a direct line of communication with Libya. Despite this we are extremely disappointed that Germany, obsessively sticking […]

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FM expresses displeasure at lack of invitation to Libya summit

FM expresses displeasure at lack of invitation to Libya summit Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias expressed his displeasure on Thursday at the German choice to not invite Greece to the second Berlin Conference on Libya. Speaking at the Second International Conference of Cultural Heritage, Dendias stressed that the priority of the summit must be the immediate […]

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Dendias participates in NATO FM summit videoconference

Dendias participates in NATO FM summit videoconference Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias participated in the NATO Foreign Ministers Summit videoconference on Tuesday. The focus of the videoconference is the preparatory groundwork for the upcoming Summit of NATO leaders held in June. The ministers will also discuss the NATO2030 initiative, which seeks to adapt the Alliance to […]

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FM Dendias: Mitsotakis-Erdogan meeting on June 14

FM Dendias: Mitsotakis-Erdogan meeting on June 14 Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday, said that “the purpose of our meeting today was to attempt a process of reaching an initial understanding and, if this becomes possible, to gradually normalise the situation in the long-term.” The Greek […]

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Dendias, Cavusoglu meet at Foreign Ministry

Dendias, Cavusoglu meet at Foreign Ministry Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias meets his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens, Monday. [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters] Source : Newsroom Σύνδεσμος

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Pomaks of Thrace Say Turkish FM Cavusoglou is Persona Non Grata

Pomaks of Thrace Say Turkish FM Cavusoglou is Persona Non Grata Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias (left) and his Turkish counterpart in Ankara, recently. Credit: Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Cultural Association of the Pomaks in Greece’s northern city of Xanthi issued a damning statement recently, ahead of Sunday’s private visit of Turkish Foreign […]

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Dendias – Çavuşoglu meeting in Athens on Monday

Dendias – Çavuşoglu meeting in Athens on Monday Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will meet with Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoglu in Athens on Monday, May 31, 2021, as officially announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The announcement said talks between the two sides would focus on bilateral relations, as well as regional and international developments. […]

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