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 buoyed by content, mood of Mitsotakis trip to WashingtonPoliticsForeign Policy
Greek officials seem very satisfied with the results of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s trip to Washington, which gave the Greek leader an opportunity to raise a wide range of issues.
With focus on energy, Athens hopes for boost from Macron re-electionPoliticsGreek Politics
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hopes that the re-election of Emmanuel Macron as French President bodes well for his government’s hopes of further progress within the European Union on effective answers to the economic and energy challenges posed by the war in Ukraine and other recent developments.
Athens prepares response to Turkey challenging sovereignty over eastern Aegean islandsPoliticsForeign Policy
Recent statements by Turkish officials questioning Greece’s sovereignty over islands in the eastern Aegean has caused discomfort in Athens.
Arrival of new fighter jets draws attention as EastMed pipeline issue simmers in backgroundPoliticsForeign Policy
The first six of 24 state of the art Rafale fighter jets Greece is acquiring from France arrived to much fanfare last Wednesday at Tanagra Air Base, north of Athens.
Athens ponders US scepticism about EastMed gas pipelinePoliticsForeign Policy
Athens was left confused and concerned by a non-paper sent by Washington that casts doubt on the future of the East Med natural gas pipeline.
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.
Mitsotakis heads to Israel and Russia with broad agendaPoliticsForeign Policy
Issues that are high on the Greek government’s diplomatic agenda, such as energy, the tension in the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey are expected to top the talks that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will have on his visits to Tel Aviv and Sochi this week.
Athens reacts to Turkey developments, stance of EU allies on armsPoliticsForeign Policy
The collapse of the Turkish lira and the possible knock-on effect that this might have across the Aegean is being followed closely in Athens.
Athens turns attention to Libya, advocates EastMed energy cooperationPoliticsForeign Policy
Following an intense period, during which Greece signed a defence deal with France and renewed the Mutual Defence Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) with the US, Athens is once again turning an eye to the Eastern Mediterranean region as well as North Africa.