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The US-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act

The US-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act On Wednesday Senator Bob Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Marco Rubio introduced new legislation in the Senate to strengthen the United States’ defense partnership with Greece. The bipartisan legislation, titled the US-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act of 2021, aims to increase support […]

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US-Greece defense ties get a boost

US-Greece defense ties get a boost US Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) in introducing new legislation to bolster the United States’ defense partnership with Greece. Titled the US-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act of 2021, the bipartisan legislation bolsters support for Greek […]

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EU Med -7 minister’s meeting opening in Athens on Friday

EU Med -7 minister’s meeting opening in Athens on Friday A meeting of the Ministers of European and Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Malta (EU-Med7) will be held in Athens on Friday, with a focus on the preparations for the EU-Med7 Summit that will take place in Athens in September 2021. […]

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Dendias hails ‘strategic relationship’ with UAE

Dendias hails ‘strategic relationship’ with UAE Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias hailed Greece’s “strategic relationship” with the United Arab Emirates during a visit – his fourth – to the Gulf state on Wednesday. During the visit, Dendias met with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan.  The two sides discussed relations in the areas of […]

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Dendias meets counterpart in UAE

Dendias meets counterpart in UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias met with his counterpart of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. On a two-day official visit to UAE, his fourth in his tenure as foreign minister, Dendias said he and his UAE counterpart “reaffirmed our common […]

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FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates

FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, where he will meet with his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This will be Dendias’ fourth visit to the UAE, with talks expected to focus on bilateral strategic cooperation, in continuation of […]

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Germany Wants to Get Rid of Individual EU Member States’ Right to Veto

Germany Wants to Get Rid of Individual EU Member States’ Right to Veto The German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, is calling for the elimination of individual member states’ ability to veto. Credit: MSC / Barth Germany wants to eliminate the right of individual members of the European Union to veto foreign policy statements. German Foreign […]

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FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday

FM Dendias heads to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias is heading to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, where he will meet with his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ministry said on Monday. This will be Dendias’ fourth visit to the UAE, proof of the particularly […]

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EU veto ‘hostage’-taking on foreign policy must end, says Germany’s Maas

EU veto ‘hostage’-taking on foreign policy must end, says Germany’s Maas Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday the European Union should abolish the right of individual member states to veto foreign policy measures as the 27-nation bloc could not allow itself to be “held hostage.” His comments, which came days after a more junior official […]

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Time to end the Cyprus arms embargo

Time to end the Cyprus arms embargo On November 19, 1987, the US Senate amended the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act to declare “defense articles of United States origin may not be transferred to or used on Cyprus by Turkey or Greece.” The arms embargo passed without notice in either the Washington Post or New York […]

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FM Dendias: We have diametrically opposed views with Turkey

FM Dendias: We have diametrically opposed views with Turkey Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias clarified in an interview with the Sunday newspaper Parapolitika that ” with Turkey we have diametrically opposed views on very important issues “underlining that this was reaffirmed and during Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s recent visit to Athens. “I set all the […]

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Grocery delivery attracts foreign players

Grocery delivery attracts foreign players The local online grocery delivery market is attracting the interest of new players, looking to claim a share in this expanding sector. Besides online food delivery companies, such as Wolt, eFood and Box.gr that have turned to this sector through cooperation with supermarkets or local stores (or by forming their […]

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FM Dendias to hold series of meetings in Pristina; meets FM Donika Gervalla-Schwarz

FM Dendias to hold series of meetings in Pristina; meets FM Donika Gervalla-Schwarz Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, who is visiting Pristina on Friday, had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Second Deputy Prime Minister, Donika Gervalla-Schwarz. ΔΗΜΟΦΙΛΕΙΣ ΕΙΔΗΣΕΙΣ ΤΩΡΑ The talks focused on the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue and the European perspective of the […]

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Athens irked at being left out of Libya meet

Athens irked at being left out of Libya meet Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias expressed his displeasure Thursday at the German government’s decision not to invite Greece to the second Berlin Conference on Libya on June 23. “Greece has a direct line of communication with Libya. Despite this we are extremely disappointed that Germany, obsessively sticking […]

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FM expresses displeasure at lack of invitation to Libya summit

FM expresses displeasure at lack of invitation to Libya summit Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias expressed his displeasure on Thursday at the German choice to not invite Greece to the second Berlin Conference on Libya. Speaking at the Second International Conference of Cultural Heritage, Dendias stressed that the priority of the summit must be the immediate […]

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Greek Alternate Foreign Minister meets with Russian Ambassador to Athens

Greek Alternate Foreign Minister meets with Russian Ambassador to Athens Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis met with Russian Ambassador Andrey Maslov in Athens on Wednesday, at the latter’s request, ANA reports. Based on a statement by the minister’s office, they discussed preparatory work ahead of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ scheduled visit to […]

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US Nurse Gives Vaccine to Foreign Merchant Mariners in American Port

US Nurse Gives Vaccine to Foreign Merchant Mariners in American Port Maersk Line Vessel. Doses of the vaccine are distributed anywhere needed. Credit: kees torn – MAERSK MC KINNEY MÖLLER & MARSEILLE MAERSK/CC BY-SA 2.0 A new phase in administering the coronavirus vaccine opened this past week in the United States, where nurses began to […]

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Dendias participates in NATO FM summit videoconference

Dendias participates in NATO FM summit videoconference Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias participated in the NATO Foreign Ministers Summit videoconference on Tuesday. The focus of the videoconference is the preparatory groundwork for the upcoming Summit of NATO leaders held in June. The ministers will also discuss the NATO2030 initiative, which seeks to adapt the Alliance to […]

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First step taken for a calm summer

First step taken for a calm summer While the visit of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed the differences between Athens and Ankara it also signified the will of both sides for a quiet summer. Ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the […]

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Editorial Ta Nea: A coordinated foreign policy

Editorial Ta Nea: A coordinated foreign policy By all accounts, the age of emotional or ranting diplomacy is over. Our era requires one to maintain balances, seriousness, planning, and of course to defend one’s red lines. High-pitched rhetoric that breeds great expectations and dramatic disappointments is not needed. What is needed is a coordinated foreign […]

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Dendias and Cavusoglu hold frank dialogue on an extensive array of issues

Dendias and Cavusoglu hold frank dialogue on an extensive array of issues Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu had a frank conversation on wide range of issues on Monday according to diplomatic sources, stressing however that the issues of the Aegean and the wider Eastern Mediterranean remain on the table, including […]

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FM Dendias: Mitsotakis-Erdogan meeting on June 14

FM Dendias: Mitsotakis-Erdogan meeting on June 14 Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday, said that “the purpose of our meeting today was to attempt a process of reaching an initial understanding and, if this becomes possible, to gradually normalise the situation in the long-term.” The Greek […]

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Dendias pledges to work to overcome ‘serious differences’ with Turkey

Dendias pledges to work to overcome ‘serious differences’ with Turkey Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu leave after a news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens, Monday. Dendias pledged to work to overcome the “serious differences” that remain with Turkey following the meeting which aimed to reset […]

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Dendias, Cavusoglu meet at Foreign Ministry

Dendias, Cavusoglu meet at Foreign Ministry Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias meets his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens, Monday. [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters] Source : Newsroom Σύνδεσμος

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Foreign ministry blasts Cavusoglu’s references to Muslim minority in Thrace

Foreign ministry blasts Cavusoglu’s references to Muslim minority in Thrace When Turkish ministers visit Thrace, there are always concerns about references to a Turkish minority in the region, even though the Lausanne Treaty defines the minority as a religious one. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s five-hour visit to Thrace today naturally once again included references […]

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Turkey’s Foreign Minister Cavusoglu continues visit to Greece in Thrace

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Cavusoglu continues visit to Greece in Thrace Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis by air on Sunday and then traveled by road to Komotini for a private visit, ANA reports.Cavusoglu arrived at the Turkish consulate in Komotini at 11:45, where he had meetings with members […]

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Vying for European retirees

Vying for European retirees Greece is going all out to attract foreign pensioners, having introduced some particularly favorable legislation that puts it in direct competition with Portugal and leaving Italy in the dust. Already more than 300 pensioners have shifted their tax residence to Greece, while another 1,500 are waiting. The institutional framework put in […]

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Foreign Ministry: The Muslim minority in Thrace are Greek citizens

Foreign Ministry: The Muslim minority in Thrace are Greek citizens Mevlüt Çavuşoglu’s comments about the “Turkish minority” in Thrace provoked the response of the Greek Foreign Ministry, which spoke of Turkey’s ongoing efforts to distort reality. The Treaty of Lausanne is explicit and clear The Muslim minority in Thrace numbers 120,000 Greek citizens, Greek Foreign […]

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Foreign ministry blasts Cavusoglu’s ‘Turkish minority’ statements

Foreign ministry blasts Cavusoglu’s ‘Turkish minority’ statements Greece’s foreign ministry reacted strongly Sunday to repeated statements by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu referring to a “Turkish minority” during his Sunday visit to Thrace by accusing him of repeatedly distorting reality. Cavusoglu, who has arrived in Athens, visited earlier Sunday, among others, a minority school, the […]

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Turkish Foreign Minister Arrives in Greece, Calls Muslim Minority ”Turkish”

Turkish Foreign Minister Arrives in Greece, Calls Muslim Minority ”Turkish” Credit: Mevlut Cavusoglu / Twitter Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Turkish Foreign Minister, arrived on Sunday morning in Greece, ahead of a two-day visit that aims to boost the turbulent relations between Ankara and Athens. Cavusoglu landed in Alexandroupolis, a northeastern Greek city in the region of […]

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