Tsipras faces challenges ahead on multiple foreign policy frontsPoliticsForeign Policy
Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias’ resignation comes at a very crucial time for Greece’s foreign policy and for the region.
Athens believes name deal still alive, waits for move from ZaevPoliticsForeign Policy
The next 10 days or so will determine whether Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will be able to win the necessary support to reach an agreement with the conservative opposition on the constitutional changes which Parliament has to approve as part of the Prespes Agreement with Greece.
Countdown to Macedonia name deal vote has PM weighing up supportPoliticsForeign Policy
Just a few days before the crucial referendum in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the Prespes Agreement, Greece is monitoring developments in its neighbouring country with great interest.
Athens resumes contact with Ankara as interest in FYROM referendum growsPoliticsForeign Policy
The inauguration of the renovated Greek Consulate building in Izmir was considered a good chance for the resumption of talks between Athens and Ankara following the recent improvement in bilateral relations due to the release of the two Greek servicemen by Turkish authorities in mid-August after their six-month detention.
Over to PMs after progress in Macedonia name talksPoliticsForeign Policy
The fate of the negotiations between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) aimed at settling the name issue seems to now be in the hands of the two countries’ prime ministers, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev.
Kotzias takes next step in effort to reach name deal, settle Balkan issuesPoliticsForeign Policy
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is due to visit Ohrid in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) this week for a new meeting with his counterpart Nikola Dimitrov, just a few days after their talks with UN mediator Matthew Nimetz in Vienna on March 30.
Greece seeks better relations with Albania as wariness of Turkey growsPoliticsForeign Policy
Greece is stepping up its efforts to improve relations with neighbours such as Albania so it can devote more attention to dealing with Turkey.
Despite stumbling blocks, Athens more upbeat after latest talks on name issuePoliticsForeign Policy
Athens seems to be more optimistic about a possible solution on the Macedonia name issue following the trilateral meeting involving the foreign ministers of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), and UN special envoy Matthew Nimetz in Vienna last Friday.
Athens, Skopje edge closer to name solution, but much ground still left to coverPoliticsForeign Policy
After talks in Skopje last week, the foreign ministers of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) are due to meet in Vienna with United Nations special envoy Matthew Nimetz this Friday to take stock of where negotiations stand.
Kotzias prepares for significant Skopje visit after making treaty proposalPoliticsForeign Policy
Τhe two-day visit of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias to Skopje, due to begin this Thursday, has historic and symbolic dimensions since he will be the first Greek official to land at the city’s international airport in 12 years.