Athens offers continued, but limited support to Ukraine, while seeking balance with ChinaPoliticsForeign Policy
The visit of Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov to Athens last Thursday came as a surprise as it had been kept a secret for security reasons and resulted in Greece offering to continue supporting Kiev, but within certain limits.
Xi's visit carries promise of closer Sino-Greek political, economic tiesPoliticsGreek Politics
The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Athens led to the signing of wide-ranging agreements on Monday, a move the Greek government hopes will mark the start of a new era in relations with Beijing.
Mitsotakis aims to cultivate Chinese investment, trade opportunitiesPoliticsGreek Politics
An extended trip to China has provided Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with the opportunity to promote the new government’s approach to potential investors, while also talking up the potential for Greek companies to do business in Asia.
Athens eyes multiple benefits from joining China-backed 17+1 initiativePoliticsForeign Policy
Greece joined last week the China-backed coalition of central and eastern European nations, the so called 16+1 group, becoming the 17th member of the collective.
Greece's golden visa scheme brings revenues, but risks as well
Since its launch in 2014, the Greek citizenship-by-investment scheme known as the “golden visa” has attracted almost 3,000 investors and close to a billion euros’ worth of property investments.
Tsipras looks forward and puts emphasis on growth, MoU exitPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras completed his recent attempt to reinvigorate his government with a relatively low-key, but targeted, appearance at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).
Athens blocks EU statement on China amid growing economic tiesPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens has blocked a European Union statement at the United Nations that aimed to strongly criticise China’s human rights record.
China's bumpy road to Greece
At a time when investments in Greece are considered too risky by most foreign counterparts, Greece has found itself a potential ally in China.
Russia and China prove hot topics in Tsipras-Obama talks at NATO SummitPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens views the meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Warsaw on Saturday as fruitful, despite apparent differences concerning relations with Russia.
Tsipras faces challenge in turning promise of China trip into realityPoliticsForeign Policy
The week in Greek politics has begun with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras getting back down to domestic affairs, such as the pending vote on the changes to the electoral law, but the significance of his trip to China last week continues to resonate.