A new effort aiming to solve the longstanding dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) began last week in Brussels.
As the dust begins to settle from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s two-day visit to Greece last week, questions can now be asked about whether the trip is likely to lead to any shift in relations between Athens and Ankara.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdgogan concluded his visit to Greece on Friday as the Greek government attempted to defend its decision to extend an invitation to the controversial head of state.
The Greek government found itself in an uncomfortable position on Thursday, the first day of a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who called for the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, which delimited the boundaries between the two countries, to be revisited.
Bilateral relations between the Greek government and Russia's President Vladimir Putin appear to be on the wane. This comes just a couple of years after SYRIZA tried to court Moscow while it was involved in tense negotiations with its European partners.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to visit Athens on December 7-8, according to reports this week.
The foreign ministers of Greece and Albania held a first round of talks on the longstanding issues between the two countries in a two-day meeting on the island of Crete over the weekend.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras invited businesses from the Middle East to invest in Greece in his keynote speech at the opening of the second EU-Arab World Summit, held in Athens from November 9-10.
Athens is seeking ways to keep open the channels of communication with neighbouring countries with which bilateral relations are strained due to unresolved diplomatic issues.
Athens is in the process of trying to settle disagreements with its neighbours, but has found itself embroiled in an unexpected row with a fellow European Union (EU) member state, Spain, over the crisis in Catalonia.