Greek FM Accuses Turkey of Cyprus Negotiations Breakdown. Research ships escorted by two warships are beginning the exploration of mineral resources in the EEZ of Cyprus
«Unfortunately, at the center … is Turkey’s refusal to see that the Republic of Cyprus is an independent and sovereign state, a member of the UN and the European Union, that exercises sovereignty and sovereign rights, in accordance with international law.
The exercising of these rights includes the maritime zones (EEZ) provided for by the Law of the Sea; more specifically, the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf,» the statement said………………………EL ETHNOS…………………….EL AN
FM spokesperson’s response to journalists’ questions on the photographing of the Deputy Speaker of the FYROM Parliament at the top of Mount Olympus, with the Vergina Sun
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ intervention regarding FYROM during yesterday’s working dinner at the NATO Ministerial (Brussels, 3 December 2013)
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos, referring to FYROM’s Euroatlantic perspective during yesterday’s working dinner on the Open Door Policy, at the Meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels, reminded everyone that the name issue is not a bilateral matter between Greek and FYROM, but a pending international problem, in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.
In this context, Greece fully respects the process being directed by the UN Secretary General, through Mr. Nimetz, for the resolution of the name issue, which is essentially a matter of good neighbourly relations, of respect for international law, and of regional security………….. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…
Hellenic MoFA: Foreign Ministry spokesperson’s response to statements from Turkish officials regarding the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Konstantinos Koutras stated the following in response to a question on statements from Turkish officials regarding the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque:
“The repeated statements from Turkish officials regarding the conversion of Byzantine Christian churches into mosques are an insult to the religious sensibilities of millions of Christians and are actions that are anachronistic and incomprehensible from a state that declares it wants to participate as a full member in the European Union, a fundamental principle of which is respect for religious freedom……… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…
Hellenic MoFA: Announcement on the 30th anniversary of the illegal declaration of the pseudo-state in Cyprus (15 November 2013)
The illegal pseudo-state is a product of the use of violence and has repeatedly been condemned by the United Nations Security Council…………… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…
Hellenic MoFA: UN General Assembly Resolution on Olympic Truce – Event hosted by the Greek and Russian Permanent Missions for the “Promoting Peace through Olympic Truce”
The Draft Resolution was submitted by the Russian Permanent Mission to the UN and received the full support of the Greek Permanent Mission, given that Greece, as the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Idea, is a longstanding supporter of global sports cooperation and the idea of reviving the Olympic Truce…………… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…
Hellenic MoFA: Joint statements of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos and the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz
Mr. Schulz, a front-line European political figure, is the European Socialist Party’s choice for the position of the Presidency of the new European Commission; the European Commission that we want to see result from the European Parliamentary elections in May.
In my capacity as President of Pasok, I am truly glad to have cosponsored the proposal for Martin Schulz’s candidacy for the position of the new President of the European Commission. If we want a new Europe, a progressive Europe, a Europe that listens to the voice of our societies, the voice of European citizens – and particularly the young unemployed – the new European Commission will have to be headed by Martin Schulz…… Διαβάστε περισσότερα…