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.
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.
France defence pact secures strong backing despite questions over finances, motivesPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s defence agreement with France, including the purchase of at least three warships, received strong approval in Greek Parliament on Thursday despite becoming a point of contention between the government and main opposition.
Mood sours as Greece and Turkey head for new round of exploratory talksPoliticsForeign Policy
Greece and Turkey return on Wednesday for the 63rd round of their exploratory talks, this time in Ankara, with the possibility that they could eventually lead to international arbitration if enough common ground is found.
Athens sees multiple defence, geopolitical benefits in pact with FrancePoliticsForeign Policy
French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis signed in Paris on Tuesday what they described as a “historic” defence agreement involving new warships and a mutual assistance clause.
PM presents warship, mutual defence deal with France as game changerPoliticsGreek Politics
The media spotlight on Tuesday fell on the agreement between Greece and France for Athens to buy French-made warships in what is being presented by the Greek government as a revamping of the country’s geopolitical standing, not just its defence capabilities.