Greek FM Accuses Turkey of Cyprus Negotiations Breakdown. — (Turkey’s actions threaten sovereign rights)
“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 by the Law of the Sea; more specifically, the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf,” the statement said………………….EL AN……………………EL ETHNOS
Hellenic MoFA: Deputy FM Kourkoulas’ statement on MEGA TV, to journalist A. Tasouli, regarding the EU-Turkey agreement on readmission of illegal migrants (5 December 2013)
JOURNALIST: Mr. Minister, an agreement on the readmission of illegal immigrants was signed yesterday in Brussels by the EU and Turkey. What does this mean for Greece?
D. KOURKOULAS: It was announced yesterday that, in the coming days, this agreement – which had been pending for a long time – will be signed in Ankara. It is a positive step. As we all know, the majority of illegal migrants arrive in Greece via Turkey, whether over our land or sea borders…………….. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…
Hellenic MoFA: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Venizelos’ statements to Hellenic Public Television on the margins of the NATO Ministerial (Brussels, 3 December 2013)
E. VENIZELOS: On the margins of today’s Meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers, and ahead of tomorrow’s meeting between the Greek government and the College of EU Commissioners, I am having a series of meetings in which my message – Greece’s message, the message of the Greek people and our government – is very, very clear: We want substantial, not just rhetorical, acknowledgement of the sacrifices and great achievements of the Greek people…………… 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…