The next few months are likely to see a renewed attempt by the Greek government to address several unresolved issues it has with its Balkan neighbours.
The focal point of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's trip to the US on Tuesday came with talks at the White House with US President Donald Trump, who provided the positive comments that Athens was hoping for on the Greek economy.
Preparing for his visit to Washington on October 17 will top the agenda for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s office this week.
Turkey's decision to sign a controversial deal worth 2.14 billion euros with Russia for S-400 anti-aircraft missiles has sparked concerns within NATO and the European Union, putting the Greek government on alert as well.
Athens is closely monitoring the increased tensions between Berlin and Ankara, especially regarding the latter’s hopes for European Union accession.
Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is launching an effort to resolve a number of lingering issues between Greece and countries in the Western Balkans.
Athens and Nicosia are still trying to figure out what is behind Turkey's recent decision to open up Maronite villages and the “ghost city” of Famagusta (Varosha).
United Nations Special Advisor to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide has urged all sides to abandon the blame game following the collapse of the Cyprus talks in Crans-Montana and to reflect on what the next steps should be.
A joint declaration made by European Union leaders during the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Thessaloniki in 2003 claimed that “The future of the Balkans is within the European Union.”
Athens remains on high diplomatic alert following the collapse of the Cyprus talks in Crans-Montana.