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

    PoliticsForeign Policy

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

    PoliticsForeign Policy

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

    PoliticsForeign Policy

    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.

  • Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Athens sees Cyprus talks progressing despite lack of deal in Geneva

    PoliticsForeign Policy

    The historic Conference on Cyprus, launched last week in Geneva to discuss the issues of security and guarantees, ended on Thursday without a deal but with a decision to continue discussions at a technical level on Jan 18 before re-convening at a political level again.

  • Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos Cyprus talks resume, putting spotlight on Greece and Turkey amid tension

    PoliticsForeign Policy

    Thursday’s agreement between Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to resume talks appears a pre-cursor to a flurry of activity on the Cyprus issue ahead of the conference that will include the guarantor powers on January 12.