Athens broadly satisfied with EU Council approach on TurkeyPoliticsForeign Policy
The discussion about EU-Turkish relations at Friday’s European Council was not as thorough as expected but Greece emerged broadly satisfied about the “carrot and stick” approach that the Union plans on maintaining in its dealings with Ankara.
Cavusoglu visit to Athens brings hiatus in Greek-Turkish disputePoliticsForeign Policy
There was no diplomatic rematch between Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu when they met again in Athens on Monday.
PM riles SYRIZA with remarks on EU anniversaryPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece marked on Thursday the 40th anniversary of its accession to what was then the European Economic Community, but remarks made in the presence of EU dignitaries by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis have sparked a domestic political row.
Ryanair flight interference casts shadow as FM prepares to meet Russia's LavrovPoliticsForeign Policy
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is heading to Russia on Monday for bilateral talks with his counterpart Sergei Lavrov, aiming to rekindle relations with Russia.
Athens aiming to boost EU-Balkan momentumPoliticsForeign Policy
It has been almost three years since the signing of the Prespes Agreement (June 12, 2018) between Greece and North Macedonia and bilateral relations are improving, as evident during the visit of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to Athens last week.
Athens draws up Turkey strategy after EU Council, Biden inputPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens has already begun to plan its new strategy by trying to predict Ankara’s moves following the latest European Council. The 27 EU leaders have given Turkey another chance but without a “cart blanche,” leaving the final decisions on EU-Turkey relations for their June Summit.
Athens sees ties with Ankara on more even keel as EU ministers review Borrell reportPoliticsForeign Policy
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is due in Brussels this Monday to attend the EU’s General Affairs Council, which is expected to focus on EU-Turkey relations ahead of the European Council this week.
Fresh tension weakens prospects for next round of Greek-Turkish talksPoliticsForeign Policy
Ankara is involved in activities that are ratcheting up tension with Athens, something that diminishes any hopes that the pending 62nd round of exploratory talks will be productive.
Athens assessing lay of land as Cyprus talks approach and UK seeks new rolePoliticsForeign Policy
A new meeting of the quintet on the Cyprus issue is expected to take place at the end of March under the auspices of the United Nations Auspices, following the European Union Council on the 25th of the same month.
Athens prepared to be patient after resumption of Greek-Turkish talksPoliticsForeign Policy
The much anticipated 61st round of exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey provided no remarkable results despite being held in the stunning surroundings of the Dolmabahçe Palace on January 25.