NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Evangelis Venizelos (right). 
Photo: Birgitta Lim Ersland.NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Evangelis Venizelos (right). Photo: Birgitta Lim Ersland

The former prime minister of Norway assumed office as the new Secretary General of NATO earlier this month. On 30 October, he visited Athens, meeting up with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Evangelos Venizelos and the Minister of National Defence, Dimitrios Avramópoulos.

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The Rotunda is one of the cultural sites that are now accessible to disabled persons. 
Photo: Prospelasis.

The International Union of Architects (UIA) “Friendly Spaces” bestowed an international recognition to the Research Team of Transportation Systems of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for their research project “Prospelasis”.

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The EEA and Norway Grants funds a number of projects in Cyprus related to social development, environment and climate change, civil society, cultural heritage and research. Below is an overview of current projects.

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The Norwegian flag waving in the wind in front of the Acropolis.

This year, the Norwegian Embassy in Athens with resident Ambassador celebrates its 40th anniversary. However, the bilateral relations between Greece and Norway started close to 100 years ago. On the occasion of the anniversary, here is a short introduction to Greek-Norwegian relations over the past 96 years.

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Photo: Kristina Stavropoulou.

Do you like taking pictures? Are you betwen 15 and 25 years old and would like to "have your say" and show what it's like being you? Then welcome to participate in the online photo competition "Having Their Say", a project funded by the EEA & Norway Grants and under the auspices of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.

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Rita Severis proudly gives President Nicos Anastasiades a tour around the new centre. 
Photo: Christian Grotnes Halvorsen/UD.

Today it is the UN-controlled buffer zone that divides the Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots. Hundred years ago, it was the colour of their clothing. Through funding from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, the Centre for Visual Arts and Research in Nicosia documents how the two groups lived peacefully together for hundreds of years.

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Photo: Petros Sordinas.

Dear visitor, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Norwegian Embassy in Athens, created to provide you with information about Norway and about Norway’s relationship with Greece and Cyprus.

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A blind child reading. Not enough has been done to reach vulnerable groups, such as girls, minorities, disabled children and children who are affected by crises and conflicts. 
Photo: GMB Akash/Panos/Felix Features.

Education does not guarantee political, social or economic sustainability. However, no country has eradicated poverty, promoted business development, prevented conflict or provided good health services to the population without a focus on education.

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Photo: Maria Tsakos Foundation.

Det Norske Veritas (DNV GL) and the ‘Maria Tsakos’ Foundation entering into a partnership on maritime research.

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Still from the film 'The glasses of diversity'.

The Bodossaki Foundation newly published the animated short film 'The glasses of diversity' as a part of their 'We are all Citizens' programme.

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Children singing in front of the statue of Ivar Aasen in Ørsta, celebrating his 200th anniversary in 2013. 
Photo: Noregs Mållag.

A Tale of Two Men (and Four Languages): September 26 is the European Day of Languages. This article is written in celebration of that day and is a short introduction to the Greek and the Norwegian language situations and Adamantios Koraïs and Ivar Aasen.

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One of the projects in Greece is the renovation of the 'Stoa of Attalos' museum in Athens. 

Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Norway supports several projects in Greece and Cyprus.

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