The Greek government is planning its next steps regarding the migration crisis and is seeking tangible assistance from the European Union.
The high-level visit of the three European Union presidents to the Greek-Turkish border on Tuesday amid tensions in the area pleased Athens.
The Greek government is trying to handle the current crisis on its borders with Turkey in two ways: By fortifying its military and police presence and taking up diplomatic initiatives to tackle what it calls an "asymmetric threat."
The Greek government is continuing its efforts to build a diplomatic alliance to counter Turkey’s activities in Libya and the broader Eastern Mediterranean.
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.
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.
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.
Athens is keeping an eye on developments in North Macedonia as Greece’s neighbouring country heads to general elections in April.
Greek-Turkish relations are still hanging by a thread and the government in Athens appears unsure about how to best respond to the revisionist policy Ankara insists on adopting.
The Greek government is continuing its diplomatic efforts to drum up opposition to the Maritime Jurisdictions Memorandum that Turkey signed last November with the UN-backed government in Libya.