Improving mood in Greek-Turkish ties visible in words and deedsPoliticsForeign Policy
The apparent change in the mood between Athens and Ankara was emphasised on Saturday, when Greece celebrated its Independence Day.
Athens poised to take next steps on maritime bordersPoliticsForeign Policy
The war in Ukraine and the energy crisis it precipitated have created a new environment for co-operation and synergies in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Athens hopeful of progress on sea delimitation differences with Albania after FM visitPoliticsForeign Policy
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias’s mini tour of the Western Balkans this week appears to have had a positive impact.
PM sees progress on lasting dispute with Albania after Tirana visitPoliticsForeign Policy
The issue of the delimitation of maritime zones between Greece and Albania as well as the latter’s EU accession hopes topped the agenda of talks between the two premiers in Tirana, following the EU-Western Balkans Summit in the Albanian capital.
Turkey and Western Balkans top Greek agenda at European CouncilPoliticsForeign Policy
The government in Athens has launched a series of diplomatic contacts as part of its strategy to confront Turkey’s revisionist views, especially on the status of the Greek islands in the Aegean.
Athens prods EU to resume enlargement process for Western BalkansPoliticsForeign Policy
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Moscow's growing influence in southeastern Europe and the EU membership applications by Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova have forced the EU to pay attention again to its stalled enlargement drive
Athens trying to step up Western Balkans engagement to counter Turkey's influencePoliticsForeign Policy
Greece is intensifying its efforts to counter Turkey’s more active role in the Western Balkans, including by strengthening relations between Athens and Kosovo.
Turkey looms large in 2022 foreign policy agenda, which includes Balkans, US and RussiaPoliticsForeign Policy
As far as Greek foreign policy is concerned, the arrival of the new year has not brought the most encouraging signs as Ankara has launched a new round of aggressive rhetoric against Athens, with the latest warning coming from Turkey’s Defence Minister, Hulusi Akar.
A busy year of diplomacy for Athens, but Greek-Turkish ties stagnatePoliticsForeign Policy
Greece was active on the diplomatic front throughout 2021: High-level agreements were signed, while Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited several countries with the aim of forging stronger ties with countries that are significant for Greek interests.
Zaev's departure leaves ties with North Macedonia in balancePoliticsForeign Policy
The European Union’s failure to offer the Western Balkans guarantees for full EU membership has had many victims. The latest is North Macedonia’s prime minister, Zoran Zaev.