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Top US policymakers, Greek and Cypriot officials discuss US-Cyprus relations

Top US policymakers, Greek and Cypriot officials discuss US-Cyprus relations PSEKA-International Coordinating Committee-Justice for Cyprus is organizing the 36th Annual Cyprus and Hellenic Leadership Conference on “Strengthening US-Cyprus relations” on July 20 to mark the 47th anniversary of Turkey’s invasion and continued occupation of the northern part of the island. Speakers include Cyprus’ Foreign Minister […]

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Mitsotakis and Xi reaffirm strong Greek-Sino relations

Mitsotakis and Xi reaffirm strong Greek-Sino relations The strong relationship between Greece and China was reaffirmed Wednesday in a phone call between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the 15th anniversary of the Integrated Strategic Partnership agreement in 2006. Mitsotakis and Xi reviewed the two countries’ multilateral cooperation, with special emphasis […]

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Dendias: Respect for international law key to Greek-Ukrainian relations

Dendias: Respect for international law key to Greek-Ukrainian relations Greece supports Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Monday after meeting his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in Kiev. Dendias was attending the three-day “Ukraine.30 Forum,” which on its opening day looked into the “Strategic […]

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Revisiting Greece-North Macedonia relations

Revisiting Greece-North Macedonia relations By Angelos Athanasopoulos Who would have imagined that certain people here in Athens would reach the point of being glad that Bulgaria is “playing tough” and is blocking the start of North Macedonia’s accession talks, so as to wreak vengeance for the treacherous Prespa Agreement that “gave it all away” to […]

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Greece and India to strive to deepen bilateral relations, Dendias and Jaishankar agree

Greece and India to strive to deepen bilateral relations, Dendias and Jaishankar agree Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Saturday expressed a shared desire to further deepen bilateral relations between Greece and India, in joint statements after their meeting in Athens. “It has been 18 years since the […]

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EU summit focuses on relations with Turkey and Russia, migration, Covid-19, and Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill

EU summit focuses on relations with Turkey and Russia, migration, Covid-19, and Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill EU leaders travelled to Brussels today for a two day summit, with the agenda formally focusing on relations with Turkey and Russia, migration, and Covid-related travel rules. There was also growing anger over an anti-LGBTQ+ law passed by Hungary’s parliament, […]

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US-Greece Defense Act Approved by Senate Committee

US-Greece Defense Act Approved by Senate Committee Senate Foreign Relations Committee approves strong defense relations with Greece. Public Domain The US-Greece Defense Act, which will boost support for Greek military modernization, has passed its first hurdle at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday. U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations […]

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Calm period seen in Greek-Turkish relations

Calm period seen in Greek-Turkish relations Government officials believe that Greek-Turkish relations will enter a calmer period following last Monday’s meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels. Kathimerini understands that the meeting started a bit awkwardly, as memories of Turkish provocations […]

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Dendias and Iraq’s FM Hussein discuss bilateral relations and regional developments

Dendias and Iraq’s FM Hussein discuss bilateral relations and regional developments Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias spoke on the phone with Iraq’s Foreign Minister Faud Hussein earlier on Thursday. During the conversation, they discussed bilateral relations and regional developments, according to a foreign ministry post on Twitter. Source : Σύνδεσμος

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Continuity in Greek-Israeli relations

Continuity in Greek-Israeli relations Benjamin Netanyahu’s departure after having been Israel’s prime minister for the past 12 years (he also headed the government from 1996-99, making him the longest-serving PM in the nation’s history, with 15 years in total) will not affect Greek-Israeli relations, which have gained significant depth on the bilateral level and are […]

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Cyprus issue and Euro-Turkish relations dominate talks between Dendias, Christodoulides

Cyprus issue and Euro-Turkish relations dominate talks between Dendias, Christodoulides Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Tuesday spoke on the phone with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides. “During telephone conversation, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides discussed developments on the Cyprus issue and EU-Turkey relations,” according to a foreign ministry post on […]

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Mitsotakis, Erdogan “Break Ice” on Greece-Turkey Relations

Mitsotakis, Erdogan “Break Ice” on Greece-Turkey Relations Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels on Monday. Credit: Greek PM’s Press Office The leaders of Greece and Turkey, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Brussels on Monday, in what Greek officials described as an “ice-breaking” meeting. The two leaders […]

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PM Mitsotakis meets with Albanian PM Edi Rama

PM Mitsotakis meets with Albanian PM Edi Rama Greek-Albanian relations and the European course of the Western Balkans – for which Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated Greece’s steadfast support – were the focus of a meeting between the Greek premier and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama before the start of NATO’s Summit in Brussels. The […]

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A new strategic approach

A new strategic approach Greek-Turkish relations are emerging from a period of deep crisis, perhaps the deepest in recent years. The day after in Greek-Turkish relations is not facilitated by Turkey’s aggressive policy, with the exploitation of the migration issue for political ends, the tension in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, and the radical […]

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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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Greek-Turkish ties and the role of the media

Greek-Turkish ties and the role of the media It has been a busy couple of months in Greek-Turkish relations, with the failed meeting on Cyprus in Geneva, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias’ visit to Turkey and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu’s subsequent trip to Greece, and of course the upcoming meeting between Greek Prime Minister […]

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Biden Expresses Commitment to Strong US-Cyprus Relations

Biden Expresses Commitment to Strong US-Cyprus Relations Credit: Washington OXI Day Foundation US President Biden sent a message of support to Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiades late Wednesday night, according to Cypriot government spokesman Kyriakos Koushos. Koushos stated that in a letter addressed to Anastasiades, Biden called Cyprus a “significant partner” in improving security and stability […]

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Greece Sees Relations with Turkey “Calming Down” Over Summer

Greece Sees Relations with Turkey “Calming Down” Over Summer Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu met his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias last week in Athens. Credit: Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias expressed the belief on Thursday that this summer will be a calmer period in relations between Greece and Turkey. During a […]

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Blinken’s call to Cypriot FM Christodoulides and US-Cyprus relations

Blinken’s call to Cypriot FM Christodoulides and US-Cyprus relations HALC’s Executive Director Endy Zemenides joins The Greek Curren to analyze the main takeaways from the call this week between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Foreign Minister of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides, and discuss his recent interview on US-Cyprus relations with The Pappas Post.  Source : […]

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Israeli -Greek relations would not be affected by any government changes

Israeli -Greek relations would not be affected by any government changes Good relations between Greece and Israel will continue regardless of who is in power in Israel, Ambassador Yossi Amrani told reporters on Wednesday.   The Israeli diplomat was briefing Greek journalists only hours before a mandate to Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid to form […]

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Ambassador to Athens: Israeli government changes would not affect relations with Greece

Ambassador to Athens: Israeli government changes would not affect relations with Greece Good relations between Greece and Israel will continue regardless of who is in power in Israel, Ambassador Yossi Amrani told reporters on Wednesday, according to ANA. A change in government will also not affect the country’s foreign policy or its priorities, Amrani said, neither […]

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Cavusoglu visit spurs hopes of normalisation of Greek-Turkish relations through high-level talks

Cavusoglu visit spurs hopes of normalisation of Greek-Turkish relations through high-level talks «As two neighbors, we are destined to live in the same geography. Therefore, we should define our relationship with cooperation rather than conflict. It is in our hands to determine our destiny and the way forward,» Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu declared on […]

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Τhe course of the ‘problem without a solution’

Τhe course of the ‘problem without a solution’ Greek-Turkish relations were for a long time on a knife edge. We found ourselves very close – for the first time since 1996 – to armed conflict. Everything now points to a period of relative calm. There will be rhetorical clashes and controlled tensions but not uncontrollable crises. […]

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The approach to Greek-Turkish relations

The approach to Greek-Turkish relations The intervention of former prime minister Kostas Karamanlis in response to an article in Kathimerini by his predecessor Kostas Simitis brought to the fore the significant differences over the best strategy for managing our difficult relationship with Turkey. The dispute not only concerns the history books; it laid bare something […]

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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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Dendias to meet Lavrov in Sochi on Monday in drive to repair relations

Dendias to meet Lavrov in Sochi on Monday in drive to repair relations Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will be in Sochi on Monday, where he will meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov as part of an effort to restore a functional basis to the two countries’ bilateral relationship. The meeting comes at a time […]

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Greek-Saudi bilateral relations boosted by new cultural partnership

Greek-Saudi bilateral relations boosted by new cultural partnership Greek-Saudi Arabia relations are becoming even more tight-knit as the countries agreed to a new cultural partnership according to information that emerged after a meeting between officials from the two nations on Thursday, according to greekreporter.com. Lina Mendoni and His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan […]

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Greek-Saudi Relations Strengthened By New Cultural Partnership

Greek-Saudi Relations Strengthened By New Cultural Partnership Lina Mendoni and Prince Badhr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud discussing new avenues of cooperation. Credit: Saudi-Arabian Government Greek-Saudi Arabia relations are becoming even more tight-knit as the countries agreed to a new cultural partnership according to information that emerged after a meeting between officials from the […]

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Parliament approves bill on parent-child relations

Parliament approves bill on parent-child relations Parliament on Thursday approved a controversial bill on parent-child relations and other family law issues, including provisions for joint custody. Lawmakers approved the bill by 156 to 20. Marietta Giannakou and Olga Kefalogianni of ruling New Democracy conservatives as expected both voted against the bill. The bill seeks to […]

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MPs to debate contentious family law bill on Wednesday

MPs to debate contentious family law bill on Wednesday The bill on parent-child relations and other family law issues, including provisions for joint custody, will be debated in a Parliament plenary session on Wednesday before it is voted on. The bill has undergone modifications and more are expected by Wednesday after Justice Minister Konstantinos Tsiaras […]

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