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Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Foreign minister opens up about EU concerns

SYRIZA has made no secret of its desire to change Greece’s approach towards the European Union when it came to power, a theme that had a central role in its campaign.

Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos New attempt to get Cyprus talks back on track

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is to meet with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutteres in New York on Wednesday in an apparent move to seek ways for the stalled talks to begin again soon.

Photo by MacroPolis Kotzias visit to Washington still leaves some doubts about US stance

A trip by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias to Washington this week provided an opportunity for the Greek government to exchange views with the US administration but did not necessarily clear up the doubts about Washington’s stance on a range of issues that are of particular interest to Athens.

Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos All-round concern about Greek-Turkish tension in run-up to referendum

Diplomatic sources and analysts are concerned about a possible escalation of tension in the Aegean as Turkey heads for a referendum on April 16 that would pave the way for the introduction of an executive presidency to replace the existing parliamentary system and the abolition of the office of Prime Minister among other institutional changes.

Cyprus talks take a buffeting as leaders fall out

The climate between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders deteriorated dramatically last Wednesday when a meeting was cancelled after Mustafa Akinci refused to attend. Akinci also cancelled this week's meeting and decided to attend the Islamic Conference next week, leaving no room for the United Nations to take new initiatives to host another meeting of the two leaders in the coming days.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Greece sees Turkey close to crossing 'red line' in Aegean

Athens is greatly concerned about the further escalation of tension in the Aegean after Turkish coast guard patrol boat fired real ammunition during a military exercise in the area around the Greek island of Farmakonisi last Friday.

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