Concerns prompt Athens to dampen optimism as Macedonia name talks begin
Athens gears up for name talks as coalition and opposition try to define their positions
Talks on Macedonia name issue to be ramped up but Kammenos unmoved
Erdogan visit leaves Athens with much to ponder, no visible signs of progress
Erdogan ends trip with softer tone, consensus on refugees
Erdogan makes forceful start to visit, catches Athens off guard
Tsipras hopes for 'spring' with Russia but brighter days not certain
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he hopes for “spring” in relations between Greece and Russia, which he his due to visit on April 8, rather than the “Siberian winter” that currently exists between Moscow and the European Union.
However, there are questions about how well Athens has planned its moves to achieve this target and whether it has thoroughly weighed up the consequences of such an opening towards Russia.
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