Athens displeased with EU Council outcome, faces pressure for talks with TurkeyPoliticsForeign Policy
A group of EU member states managed to obstruct any attempt by Athens to include in the December 10-11 European Council’s conclusions direct references and punitive measures against Turkey’s actions in the East Med.
EU Council boosts recovery fund hopes, falls short on TurkeyPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece did not get the commitment it was looking for from its European partners on sanctions for Turkey, but the breakthrough regarding the EU Covid-19 recovery fund provided Athens with some relief as a tough year draws to close.
Athens angling for tougher EU stance on Turkey ahead of summitPoliticsForeign Policy
The Greek government has launched another series of diplomatic contacts ahead of the European Council on December 10-11 where EU-Turkey relations will be scrutinised against the background of ongoing tension between Athens and Ankara.
Dendias issues reminder for EU and Turkey ahead of December council meetingPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens is making a concerted effort to make it clear towards Ankara and Brussels where Greece’s limits lie ahead of the crucial European Council this December.
Greece persistently bottom of the list for EU gender equalitySociety
The latest report by the European Institute on Gender Equality (EIGE) for 2020 has shown that Greece continues to be at the bottom of the list for 28 EU countries in terms of gender equality.
Athens treads cautiously as Ankara keeps prodding in AegeanPoliticsForeign Policy
Greece appears to be adopting a careful approach to its rocky relationship with Turkey despite Ankara possibly thinking there is an opportune moment to advance its claims in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean.
Greece to press for EU sanctions roadmap on Turkey as domestic pressure buildsPoliticsGreek Politics
Two weeks after the emergency summit of EU leaders stopped short of issuing a warning to Turkey, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis returns to Brussels for the EU Council meeting determined to press for a tougher stance.
New Turkish NAVTEX undermines Greek-Turkish reconciliation effortsPoliticsForeign Policy
Greece was caught by surprise on Sunday night when Turkey decided to issue a NAVTEX for the Oruc Reis research vessel to conduct new surveys for hydrocarbon resources in an area that Athens claims to be part of its continental shelf.
EU Council sidesteps sanctions, puts focus on constructive Greek-Turkish talksPoliticsGreek Politics
As the dust settles from last week’s European Council, the Greek government is assessing where it stands, particularly in relation to the backing it has from its EU partners in relation to negotiations with Turkey.
Greece buoyed by diplomatic progress on Turkey ahead of EU summit as it plans to reduce refugee campsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be in Brussels on Friday to attend a summit of EU leaders where the response to Turkey’s recent actions in the eastern Mediterranean is expected to form a large part of the agenda.