The Greek government is continuing its efforts to build a diplomatic alliance to counter Turkey’s activities in Libya and the broader Eastern Mediterranean.
Key sectors of the Greek economy are expected to suffer the effects of reduced travel and trade due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Greek diplomats have been consumed by their country’s relations with Turkey and the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean over the last couple of months.
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has challenged Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to take him to a special court in connection to the handling of the Novartis case when the left-wing party was in power.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is travelling to Brussels on Thursday to participate in a special summit of European leaders aimed at reaching agreement on the EU’s seven-year budget for period 2021-2027.
European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to launch a new operation in the Mediterranean aiming to prevent any shipment of arms to Libya’s two factions.
The Novartis affair has resurfaced to disrupt the relative calm in Greek party politics, with New Democracy accusing SYRIZA of trying to cover up its attempts to tarnish its political opponents with made-up corruption claims and the opposition claiming that the government is trying to pervert the course of justice.
After another testy meeting of SYRIZA officials over the weekend which gave fodder to political rivals inside and out of the party, leader Alexis Tsipras has taken the opportunity to deliver a more constructive message by addressing the party’s new members.
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is due in Brussels on Monday to attend the General Affairs Council which will focus, among other things, on the ongoing developments in Libya.
The government is due to submit to Parliament on Monday the pension bill it has been working on for the past few months