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Mitsotakis, Erdogan meeting ‘broke the ice,’ gov’t sources say

Mitsotakis, Erdogan meeting ‘broke the ice,’ gov’t sources say The meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erogan in Brussels on the sidelines of the NATO Summit “broke the ice” between the two countries, Greek government sources said on Monday afternoon, in a first assessment of the talks. The two NATO […]

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One more moratorium is not enough

One more moratorium is not enough The Greek-Turkish summit coincides with the Biden-Erdogan meeting, which will also take place on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels. When Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with the Greek prime minister, he will be expected to have finalized his own answers to the clear strategic questions that President […]

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No breakthroughs expected from first Biden-Erdogan meeting

No breakthroughs expected from first Biden-Erdogan meeting US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will discuss problematic bilateral ties on Monday including Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 missiles, but there is little hope they will resolve any of several disputes that divide NATO. The two leaders will hold their first face-to-face talks since […]

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Erdogan says he and Biden must leave troubles behind at NATO meeting

Erdogan says he and Biden must leave troubles behind at NATO meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he and US President Joe Biden must use a meeting on Monday to move on from past troubles, including a bitter dispute over Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 missiles. Before traveling to Monday’s NATO summit in Brussels, Erdogan […]

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Joint Statement of the Meeting of the European Affairs Ministers of the Southern European (MED7) countries

Joint Statement of the Meeting of the European Affairs Ministers of the Southern European (MED7) countries Athens, 11 June 2021 We, the Ministers in charge of European Affairs of Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain, met in Athens on 11 June to reaffirm our commitment to our common European project and to coordinate […]

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Greek Minster at EU meeting: Post-pandemic recovery must be based on viable solutions, aimed at boosting climate resilience

Greek Minster at EU meeting: Post-pandemic recovery must be based on viable solutions, aimed at boosting climate resilience European Union environment ministers on Thursday approved the Union’s new climate change adaptation strategy, a blue-print of initiatives and actions until 2050 to transform the continent into a adapted to the phenomenon’s “inevitable impacts”, as they said. […]

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Greek PM opens EU Mediterranean countries meeting in Athens

Greek PM opens EU Mediterranean countries meeting in Athens Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opened on Friday the meeting of the ministers of the EU Mediterranean countries  (EU-Med7) held in Athens, with a focus on the preparations for the EU-Med7 Summit that will take place in Athens in September 2021, ANA reports.Issues related to the […]

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PM Mitsotakis opens EU-Med7 meeting in Athens

PM Mitsotakis opens EU-Med7 meeting in Athens Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis opened on Friday the meeting of the ministers of the EU Mediterranean countries (EU-Med7) held in Athens, with a focus on the preparations for the EU-Med7 Summit that will take place in Athens in September 2021. Issues regarding the management of the pandemic, the […]

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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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Turkey says optimistic about Erdogan-Biden meeting at NATO summit

Turkey says optimistic about Erdogan-Biden meeting at NATO summit Turkey is hoping that a meeting between President Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Joe Biden at next week’s NATO summit will yield positive results, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, adding the meeting would be “critical”. Biden and Erdogan will meet to discuss Syria, […]

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PM Mitsotakis to open EU-Med7 ministers’ meeting in Athens on Friday

PM Mitsotakis to open EU-Med7 ministers’ meeting in Athens on Friday A meeting of the ministers of the EU Mediterranean countries (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. The Ministerial Meeting wil be held in […]

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Greece follows Italy with bond sale ahead of ECB meeting

Greece follows Italy with bond sale ahead of ECB meeting Southern European governments are taking advantage of calm in bond markets to raise funding ahead of a closely-watched European Central Bank meeting, with Greece following Italy with a bond sale on Wednesday. Eurozone bond yields have fallen sharply in recent weeks, on dovish commentary from […]

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Blinken: Biden to raise issue of Turkey’s East Med activities during meeting with Erdogan

Blinken: Biden to raise issue of Turkey’s East Med activities during meeting with Erdogan US President Joe Biden will raise the issue of Turkey’s activities in the Eastern Mediterranean during his upcoming meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Tuesday. […]

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Greek, Turkish leaders to meet alone

Greek, Turkish leaders to meet alone The meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 14, on the sidelines of the NATO Summit, will be intimate, with, at most, a top aide from each side present, Kathimerini understands. According to officials involved in the preparation of the meeting, […]

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G7 to Impose Tax on Multinational Corporations in Historic Agreement

G7 to Impose Tax on Multinational Corporations in Historic Agreement The G7 meeting in London. Credit: AMNA The Group of Seven (G7) agreed on Saturday to impose a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15% on large multinational corporations, such as Facebook, Google and Amazon. The decision was made by the G7, which […]

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PM Mitsotakis chairs meeting on evaluation of proposals for Greek Navy’s 4 new frigates

PM Mitsotakis chairs meeting on evaluation of proposals for Greek Navy’s 4 new frigates Τhe political and military leadership of the Defence Ministry briefed on Saturday Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the evaluation of the proposals that have been submitted to the Greek Navy for 4 new frigates. As it was announced after the meeting […]

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Greek FM expresses dissatisfaction over latest snub regarding int’l meeting on Libya

Greek FM expresses dissatisfaction over latest snub regarding int’l meeting on Libya Official Athens, through its foreign minister, on Thursday expressed its displeasure over again not being invited by host Germany to an international conference on the future of Libya. Speaking from the podium of an international conference on cultural legacy, Dendias reminded that “Greece […]

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Crucial meetings ahead at the ΝΑΤΟ Summit 

Crucial meetings ahead at the ΝΑΤΟ Summit  The upcoming meeting of NATO leaders scheduled to take place on June 14 in Brussels is of particular importance to Greece right now. To begin with, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is slated to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the summit. Their […]

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Mitsotakis and Erdogan to meet on June 14th

Mitsotakis and Erdogan to meet on June 14th The meeting between Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Tayyip Erdogan, to take place, in person, on June 14th, was agreed upon and officially announced during the joint statements that Nikos Dendias and Mevlüt Çavuşoglu made after their meeting today. “Today’s meeting (meaning the Çavuşoglu visit to Athens) was an […]

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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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Will on both sides for positive agenda, sources say

Will on both sides for positive agenda, sources say A meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at Maximos Mansion on Monday was held in a cordial atmosphere, government sources said.  According to the same sources, both sides expressed a willingness to promote a positive agenda. After meeting with […]

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Religious Freedom Dominates US Official’s Meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew

Religious Freedom Dominates US Official’s Meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew Credit: Wendy R. Sherman / Twitter The US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman met with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew, in Istanbul on Saturday. The Ecumenical Patriarch presented the activities, initiatives as well as priorities of the Orthodox Christian Church, informing the American […]

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Dendias – Çavuşoglu meeting in Athens on Monday

Dendias – Çavuşoglu meeting in Athens on Monday Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will meet with Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoglu in Athens on Monday, May 31, 2021, as officially announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The announcement said talks between the two sides would focus on bilateral relations, as well as regional and international developments. […]

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Turkey, Greece Ministers to Meet in Athens After War of Words

Turkey, Greece Ministers to Meet in Athens After War of Words The April meeting between the two Ministers, held in Ankara, ended with arguments in front of the world’s cameras. Credit: Twitter/Nikos Dendias Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said he will visit Greece on May 31 for talks with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. […]

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Athens confirms Dendias-Cavusoglu meeting on May 31

Athens confirms Dendias-Cavusoglu meeting on May 31 Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will meet with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Athens on May 31, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. The ministry said talks will focus on bilateral ties, as well as regional and international developments. Cavusoglu also confirmed the meeting […]

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What Biden should tell Erdogan during their meeting at the NATO summit

What Biden should tell Erdogan during their meeting at the NATO summit Expert David Phillips joins The Greek Current to talk about the significance of Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and argues that this is an opportunity for the US president to express Washington’s concerns over Ankara’s aggressive behavior in the region […]

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Dendias in Lisbon for informal Gymnich meeting on Thursday

Dendias in Lisbon for informal Gymnich meeting on Thursday Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will travel to Lisbon on Wednesday for a European Union Foreign Ministers informal meeting (Gymnich) on Thursday. According to a statement from the Foreign Ministry in Athens, talks will focus on relations with Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Indo-Pacific. […]

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Dendias says important to restore EU-Russian relations in meeting with Lavrov

Dendias says important to restore EU-Russian relations in meeting with Lavrov Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias discussed relations between Greece and Russia and Greece’s role in EU-Russia relations in a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Spchi on Monday. In a joint press conference, Dendias shared his optimism that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis […]

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Historic Russia, Greece Ties Emphasized at Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Historic Russia, Greece Ties Emphasized at Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Foreign Ministers Nikos Dendias and Sergey Lavrov at the press conference on Monday. Credit: Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs The historic ties between Greece and Russia were praised by Foreign Ministers Nikos Dendias and Sergey Lavrov during their meeting in Sochi, Russia on Monday. The ties […]

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Greece, Egypt and Cyprus Defence Ministers trilateral meeting in Nicosia on Wednesday

Greece, Egypt and Cyprus Defence Ministers trilateral meeting in Nicosia on Wednesday A trilateral meeting of the defence ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Egypt will take place on Wednesday in Nicosia. ΔΗΜΟΦΙΛΕΙΣ ΕΙΔΗΣΕΙΣ ΤΩΡΑ Cyprus Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides, Greek Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos and Egyptian Defence Minister General Mohamed Zaki are expected to discuss […]

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