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Greek FM fumes at ‘slander’ regarding rule of law
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Greek FM fumes at ‘slander’ regarding rule of law

Panos - Aug 10, 2017

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reacted strongly to press reports suggesting that the country’s rule of law is in danger due to particular court decisions.…

Kotzias: Cyprus and Greece are even closer after failed peace talks
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Kotzias: Cyprus and Greece are even closer after failed peace talks

makis - Jul 18, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday said Athens and Nicosia came even closer together after their cooperation at the inconclusive UN-brokered Cyprus reunification talks in Crans-Montana,…

Greek FM: EU should be louder against Turkish ‘intervention rights’ in member states
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Greek FM: EU should be louder against Turkish ‘intervention rights’ in member states

Panos - Jul 17, 2017

In a wide-ranging interview, Greece’s foreign minister on Sunday (16 July) outlined his country’s position on the failed Cyprus reunification talks, scolding UN envoy Espen Barth Eide…

Greek FM: Turkey saber-rattling to stop drilling off Cyprus; ‘right of intervention’ a point that doomed latest talks
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Greek FM: Turkey saber-rattling to stop drilling off Cyprus; ‘right of intervention’ a point that doomed latest talks

Panos - Jul 12, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Tuesday evening referred to "verbal bluster" by the Turkish side in describing Ankara's attempts this week to prevent exploratory hydrocarbon drilling…

Kotzias on Cyprus deadlock: Turkey wanted ‘army of putschists’ to guarantee peace on the island
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Kotzias on Cyprus deadlock: Turkey wanted ‘army of putschists’ to guarantee peace on the island

makis - Jul 11, 2017

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Monday laid the blame for the collapse of the Cyprus talks in Crans Montana squarely at Turkey’s door, responding with some…

Kotzias from Crans-Montans: We saved the negotiations three times
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Kotzias from Crans-Montans: We saved the negotiations three times

Panos - Jul 07, 2017

“We are in a difficult negotiation,” explained Mr. Kotzias, stressing that “the Greek side has defended the Law, International Law, has defended the right of Cyprus to…

Greece demands withdrawal of ‘occupying troops’ from Cyprus
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Greece demands withdrawal of ‘occupying troops’ from Cyprus

Panos - Jul 04, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias demanded Monday the withdrawal of Turkey's "occupying troops" from Cyprus, striking a combative tone at negotiations in Switzerland striving to end the…

Kotzias on Cyprus talks: We prevented blackmail
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Kotzias on Cyprus talks: We prevented blackmail

makis - Jun 30, 2017

“Yesterday there was an attempt to blackmail the deal. We prevented it clearly. We will not allow anyone to ask for all or nothing, “said Greek Foreign…

Kotzias: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation must stay out of Greece’s domestic issues
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Kotzias: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation must stay out of Greece’s domestic issues

makis - May 04, 2017

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias warned members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday to stay out of Greece’s domestic affairs. Moreover, he stated that whoever…

Ancient civilizations to come together in Athens
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Ancient civilizations to come together in Athens

makis - Apr 21, 2017

As Athens prepares to host Monday’s “Ancient Civilizations Forum,” Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Friday it will bring together ministers of states representing historically great cultures…

We have concrete relations with the Trump administration which we will develop
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We have concrete relations with the Trump administration which we will develop

makis - Mar 13, 2017

“I hope that I will manage to further promote the development of the GreeK-US relations with other Ministers as well, as these are important for our country…

Kotzias will meet with Tillerson on March 13th
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Kotzias will meet with Tillerson on March 13th

makis - Mar 06, 2017

The Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias will have a meeting with Rex Tillerson on March 13th in Washington. The meeting is a very good opportunity…

Gov’t tells Ankara Athens doesn’t want friction but ‘won’t yield to pressure’
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Gov’t tells Ankara Athens doesn’t want friction but ‘won’t yield to pressure’

Panos - Feb 02, 2017

In the wake of a spike in Turkish violations in the Aegean, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Thursday that Athens did not want tensions but…

Cyprus remains in spotlight
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Cyprus remains in spotlight

makis - Jan 25, 2017

The issues of security, including the presence of Turkish troops, which form the biggest obstacles to the reunification of ethnically divided Cyprus, are being seen “through new…

Kotzias calls for scrapping of system of guarantees in Cyprus
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Kotzias calls for scrapping of system of guarantees in Cyprus

Sokratis - Jan 21, 2017

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias over the weekend repeated his call for the dismantling of the system of guarantees and the removal of Turkish forces from the…

Kotzias: “We must respect the outcome of the elections in the USA”
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Kotzias: “We must respect the outcome of the elections in the USA”

makis - Nov 14, 2016

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias underlined the need to respect the outcome of the presidential elections in the USA, during the extraordinary EU meeting called…

Foreign Affairs Ministry: Greece is not discussing the Cham issue
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Foreign Affairs Ministry: Greece is not discussing the Cham issue

Panos - Oct 06, 2016

In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has clarified that Greece will not be discussion the issue of Cham Albanians with Albanian…

Kotzias rejects claims by Albanian counterpart
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Kotzias rejects claims by Albanian counterpart

Panos - Oct 05, 2016

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has denied claims by his Albanian counterpart Ditmir Bushati that the two countries submitted a non-paper to the European Union that included…

Kotzias to attend OSCE meeting in Potsdam
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Kotzias to attend OSCE meeting in Potsdam

Panos - Aug 31, 2016

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will travel to Potsdam, Germany, to attend Thursday’s informal OSCE foreign ministers’ meeting to discuss common challenges in the OSCE region. Talks…

Kotzias and Cavusoglu underline necessity for developing bilateral ties
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Kotzias and Cavusoglu underline necessity for developing bilateral ties

Panos - Aug 29, 2016

The Greek and Turkish Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias and Melvut Cavusoglu, underlined their will to further support bilateral relations, following an unofficial meeting that was…