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.
EU migration pact meets with lukewarm reception in AthensPoliticsGreek Politics
The European Commission’s proposal for a new migration pact, touted by commissioners as a "a proper single cohesive migration policy", has been received in Athens with guarded enthusiasm.
High hopes for Pompeo visit as new row brews over media handoutsPoliticsGreek Politics
All eyes are on the visit of Mike Pompeo to Thessaloniki on Monday – the first time a US Secretary of State has visited northern Greece.
Greece and Turkey prepare for exploratory talks brokered by GermanyPoliticsForeign Policy
A new round of diplomatic moves is expected from the beginning of this week, ahead of the resumption of “exploratory talks” between Greece and Turkey.
Athens hopes for letup in Turkey friction, but talks still in balancePoliticsForeign Policy
Ankara’s decision to not extend the NAVTEX for the Oruc Reis research vessel is the outcome of intensive diplomatic activity, which took place behind the scenes over the last couple of days.
Athens encouraged by Med7, Macron support in Turkey disputePoliticsForeign Policy
The Greek government is satisfied with the outcome of the Med7 summit in Corsica, chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron, who has taken a leading role in efforts to rally opposition to Turkey’s actions in the East Med.
Diplomatic efforts to get Athens and Ankara talking gather pace, but face obstaclesPoliticsForeign Policy
Serious diplomatic efforts got underway this week with the aim of defusing tension between Greece and Turkey.
No let-up in tension with Turkey as MPs prepare to approve maritime boundary dealsPoliticsGreek Politics
The belligerent rhetoric from Turkey towards Greece has continued this week as Greek MPs prepare to vote on the maritime boundaries deal between Athens and Cairo that triggered the latest round of tension with Ankara.