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Playing politics with EU veto power – a very old game

In late November, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, standing alongside visiting Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, told the media that he was against the “bilateralization”...

Zelensky Athens visit eclipses Mitsotakis’ informal Western Balkans Summit

Receiving a full house of Western Balkan leaders, as well as several EU luminaries, in Athens on an evening when much of northern Greece...

Back to Business: Greek conservatives rout socialist opposition parties in second round elections

Delivering an undeniable demonstration of Greece’s current focus on stability and the need to generate continued economic growth, the June 25 election produced the...

Boomerang! Greek socialists’ election jiggering backfires

Even though the Greek left-socialist party Syriza massively reconfigured the electoral system in 2016 to favor their long-term return plans before being ousted by...

Impact of high energy prices on industry in the East Med region

Europe is still roiling under the impact of high energy prices that do not seem to be going away any time soon. Dutch hub...

Israel, Greece, Cyprus seeing green energy future

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades met in Jerusalem on December 7 where they reaffirmed...

A broken migration system

Turkey and Greece are both transit countries for migrants on their way to Germany and wealthy destinations in northern Europe. Migrants are resilient. Many...

Mid-East turmoil eclipses Greece’s latest Balkan initiatives

Greek officials found time to engage in several rounds of Balkan diplomacy this week, once again taking advantage of the presence in Greece of...

Blinken reaffirms America’s focus on rebuilding partnerships

During his March 22-25 trip to Brussels, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized repeatedly that the Biden administration will work to rebuild America’s...

For Greece’s 200th Independence Day, Russia reaches out for relations upgrade

ATHENS - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visited Athens on March 24 to discuss bilateral relations with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a conversation...

Greece reopens embassy in Tripoli

Greece's Foreign Ministry on Saturday announced it is immediately reopening its embassy in Libya's capital, Tripoli and a consulate in Benghazi.The announcement came a day...

Greece, Turkey to resume exploratory talks by early March

Greek and Turkish officials are likely to meet again at the end of Feburary or in early March in a bid to scout each...

Brussels says vaccinations will remain voluntary

The European Commission has reassured citizens that vaccinations against Coronavirus will remain voluntary, after Greece suggested the use of vaccination certificates to salvage the...

Greece’s Orthodox Church defies lockdown order, holds Epiphany services

After announcing earlier in the week it would defy a government lockdown order, Greece’s Orthodox Church on Wednesday opened its places of worship to the...

Greece and Cyprus detect infections of new COVID strain

The new strain of Coronavirus, first identified in Britain in December, has been detected in Greece and Cyprus, officials from the two Health Ministries...

Eyeing schools reopening, Greece imposes one-week strict lockdown

Eyeing the reopening of schools on January 11, the Greek government announced on Saturday a one-week strict lockdown, starting Sunday.Under the renewed restrictions, all activities...

Cyprus, Egypt, Greece join efforts to stop Turkish actions in East Med

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met in Nicosia, Cyprus, on October 21 where they...

The Hague to assist Albania and Greece resolve maritime border

In an ironic twist of historical events, Albania and Greece jointly announced October 20 that they were requesting assistance from the International Court of...

Pompeo's Greece visit underlines Turkey’s isolation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Greece on September 28-30 with the objective of making it clear to Turkey that the Trump Administration...

North Macedonia’s elections unfold, marginally, as directed

To the delight of North Macedonia’s western supporters, the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) landed a razor-thin electoral majority on July 15 in...

Mitsotakis warns EU of 'asymmetric' threat from Turkish border, Johansson calls for respecting asylum law

Amid preparations of EU's new Pact on Asylum and Migration, Ylva Johansson Commissioner for Home Affairs visited Athens on Thursday, to hold talks with...

Erdoğan in Brussels to hold talks over migrants crisis

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is visiting Brussels on Monday, amid an ongoing crisis at the Greek-Turkish border, after the country "opened the gates...

Brussels calls for extraordinary meeting on Idlib, following Greek MFA request

EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell called on Sunday for an extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council to discuss the situation in Idlib, following a request by...

Amidst crises, Greece finds time for renewed Balkan diplomacy

Despite the multiple crises Greece is currently facing – a continuing refugee deluge and massive public reaction on some islands, the spreading coronavirus threat,...

EU Commission approves €223 million fund to boost ultrafast broadband in Greece

The European Commission approved on Friday a €223 million funding of an ultrafast broadband project in Greece that will provide fast internet access to almost...

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