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.
PM puts emphasis on individual responsibility in bid to rein in coronavirusPoliticsGreek Politics
Many weeks after his last televised address on the subject, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made a public appeal on Thursday for Greeks to take greater care to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, particularly in Athens, so authorities can avoid enforcing another lockdown.
Heading for talks with Turkey, Athens sets expectations lowPoliticsGreek Politics
After several weeks of high tension in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, Greece has confirmed that it is heading for talks with Turkey, although there is a sense in Athens that expectations for a breakthrough are low.
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.
Mitsotakis seeks to reassure on foreign policy, spending plansPoliticsGreek Politics
A day after his traditional address to industry representatives at the Thessaloniki Expo Forum where he laid out the government’s economic programme for the year ahead, Mitsotakis gave a wide-ranging press-conference which offered him the opportunity to state the government’s positions on a number other policy areas.
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.
Defence spending, economic support plans dominate PM's policy speechPoliticsGreek Politics
Covid-19 meant that Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivered the prime minister’s annual keynote economic policy speech to a reduce audience on Saturday.
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.
More fires at Moria add to pressure for effective response to asylum crisisPoliticsGreek Politics
Hundreds more refugees and migrants were left without shelter on the island of Lesvos on Wednesday night, after a series of fires burned through the informal encampments which had survived a catastrophic fire that burned the Moria asylum centre the night before.
PM prepares for low key policy speech as poll suggests support for govt still highPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is trying to dampen expectations ahead of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s speech in Thessaloniki on Saturday – a task made easier by the fact that the first major opinion poll since the summer break has indicated that support is still strong for his New Democracy party.