Energy tops agenda as FM heads to IsraelPoliticsForeign Policy
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was due to visit Israel on Tuesday with the aim of reaffirming Greece’s strong ties with the new government led by Benjamin Netanyahu.
Athens takes plunge on gas exploration, sees hope in Israel-Lebanon dealPoliticsForeign Policy
Last week Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the initiation of seismic surveys to locate potential natural gas reserves in two offshore blocks southwest of the Peloponnese peninsula and the island of Crete.
Athens ponders latest diplomatic moves by TurkeyPoliticsForeign Policy
Greek and Cypriot officials spent much of the summer discussing how they would react in case Turkey’s drillship Abdülhamid Han would sail within the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone or disputed waters in the Aegean.
Mitsotakis heads to Israel and Russia with broad agendaPoliticsForeign Policy
Issues that are high on the Greek government’s diplomatic agenda, such as energy, the tension in the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey are expected to top the talks that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will have on his visits to Tel Aviv and Sochi this week.
Pompeo meeting concludes week of intense diplomatic activity over EastMedPoliticsForeign Policy
A week of intense diplomatic activity for Greece culminates on Friday with an emergency EU foreign affairs council teleconference and a meeting between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Vienna.
After signing EastMed pipeline pact, Athens aims to tackle Turkey challengePoliticsForeign Policy
Greece, Israel and Cyprus signed on Thursday a historic agreement for the construction of the EastMed pipeline, bolstering their tripartite alliance and shaking things up in terms of the geopolitical implications for the region.
FM rallies opposition to Turkey-Libya deal as Athens prepares for EastMed signingPoliticsForeign Policy
Recent developments mean that it is clear the first months of 2020 will be challenging for Greek-Turkish relations.
Turkey's actions in Cypriot EEZ put Athens, Nicosia on alertPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens and Nicosia are on alert following Turkey’s bid to drill for natural gas in waters within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus.
Shifting geopolitical balance in East Med presents prospects and pitfallsPoliticsForeign Policy
There is no doubt that US–Turkey relations are currently at a nadir and there does not seem to be any sign of a recovery, which is keeping Athens on its toes.
Athens takes Turkish foreign policy pivot in its stride, sticks to Egypt, Israel goalPoliticsForeign Policy
Athens was not caught by surprise when the news broke on June 27 that Turkey decided to make a dramatic change in its foreign policy.