PM wants no strings attached to EU funds as ND juggles with public financesPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says he will insist on any EU funds aimed at helping the Greek economy recover from the coronavirus setback being free of any onerous terms as his government tries to manage the considerable fiscal impact of the support measures it has announced and the downturn in business caused by the pandemic.
Mitsotakis-Erdogan call seen as first step to possible thaw in relationsPoliticsForeign Policy
The telephone call last Friday between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen by diplomatic sources in Athens as a first step for both sides to overcome the dead-end to which the recent lack of communication had been leading.
EU report sees Greek population shrinking, ageing over next decadesSociety
The European Commission (EC) has released its first report on the impact of demographic changes across the bloc.
Greek-Italian sea borders, EEZ pact ties up loose end but also carries wider significancePoliticsForeign Policy
After several years of talks, Greece and Italy signed on Tuesday a maritime borders agreement delimiting an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between the two countries.
Athens ups diplomatic effort as Turkey plans hydrocarbon research in Greek continental shelfPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens is examining all the diplomatic means at its disposal to respond to what it sees as mounting transgressions by Turkey.
Turkey continues Aegean jostling as Athens sends envoy to Syria, renews backing for Western BalkansPoliticsForeign Policy
Unresolved bilateral issues continue to cause friction in Greece’s relationship with Turkey as Athens looks to renew its presence in the Eastern Mediterranean and support for the Western Balkans’ efforts to join the European Union.
Amid lack of communication, overflights add to Greek-Turkish tensionPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens is concerned about the continuous overflights by Turkish fighter jets in the Aegean as these currently involve large and inhabited Greek islands as well as parts of Greece’s mainland.
Primary residences back in focus as Athens waits for recovery fund decisionPoliticsGreek Politics
Following another European Council teleconference during which no concrete decisions were reached regarding the coronavirus recovery fund, there is growing attention on the primary residence protection scheme, which is due to expire soon.
Renewed concern over East Med as Turkey aims to resume drillingPoliticsForeign Policy
Ankara’s intention to begin again drilling works in the Eastern Mediterranean as well as its continuing aggressive tactics in the Aegean will be brought up for discussion during Wednesday’s EU Council of Foreign Affairs by Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
Greece pinpoints flaws in Turkey's Aegean claimsPoliticsForeign Policy
Although there is relief in Athens at the relative calm in Greek-Turkish relations over the past few days, the government remains vigilant.