Blinken visit highlights Greece's growing role as key regional partnerPoliticsForeign Policy
Amid the geopolitical turmoil in Europe due to the war in Ukraine, the US sees Greece as a pivotal ally and partner within NATO and beyond, in Southeast Europe.
PM sees stance on defence issues as vote winner for NDPoliticsGreek Politics
Parliament is due to vote this Wednesday on legislation that would ban the far-right Ellines party from taking part in this year’s elections, which SYRIZA feels Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is trying to turn into a contest about each party’s patriotism.
Energy tops agenda as FM heads to IsraelPoliticsForeign Policy
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was due to visit Israel on Tuesday with the aim of reaffirming Greece’s strong ties with the new government led by Benjamin Netanyahu.
Government in firefighting mode as opposition seizes on sleaze and shortagesPoliticsGreek Politics
The start of the parliamentary season finds the government fighting fires on several fronts, while denying accusations from the opposition that it is exploiting sensitive issues for political gain on the road to elections.
Privatisation of key northern ports on hold amid strategic rethinkPoliticsGreek Politics
The ports of Alexandroupoli and Kavala in northern Greece are to remain under state control, according to a surprise announcement made last week.
Mitsotakis seeks Libya cooperation, keeps open mind on extending territorial watersPoliticsForeign Policy
The interview given by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to ANT-1 TV on Monday did not only focus on the surveillance scandal, but also revealed how Athens intends to respond to Ankara’s attempt to contest and challenge in practical terms Greek sovereign rights via the Libya-Turkey memorandum.
Turkish missile test adds to complexity of defence assessment in AthensPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens is assessing the news that Turkey test-fired a locally made, short-range ballistic missile over the Black Sea on Tuesday, as Bloomberg revealed.
Baerbock visit leaves Athens hopeful of shift in Germany's stance on Greek-Turkish disputesPoliticsForeign Policy
German Foreign Minister Analena Baerbock visited Athens for the first time since her appointment next week and there is a feeling among Greek officials that it may have marked a shift in the way Berlin views the enduring disputes between Athens and Ankara.
US amendment on Turkish jets adds new factor in Athens-Ankara tiesPoliticsForeign Policy
The US House of Representatives approved last Thursday an amendment to the annual defence spending bill that restricts the sale of F-16 fighter jets and modernisation tools to Turkey unless the US president decided such a transfer is in America’s national interests.
Turkish truculence added to factors being considered as PM weighs up snap pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
The ratcheting up of tension between Greece and Turkey has given the ongoing speculation about Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis calling snap elections this autumn an added dimension.