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Anastasiades in Athens on Tuesday for talks with PM

Anastasiades in Athens on Tuesday for talks with PM In the wake of the international outcry and the condemnation by the United Nations Security Council of Turkey’s intention to partially open the town of Varosha in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, the island nation’s President Nicos Anastasiades will meet in Athens on Tuesday with Greek Prime Minister […]

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Merkel says not discouraged by setback in Turkey-Greece talks

Merkel says not discouraged by setback in Turkey-Greece talks German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday the most recent disagreement between Turkey and Greece over Cyprus had made the relationship more difficult and patience was required to settle differences. “This has been a setback but we should not be discouraged,” she told reporters when asked […]

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National Bank in talks with Bain Capital, Fortress, doValue on NPL portfolio

National Bank in talks with Bain Capital, Fortress, doValue on NPL portfolio Greece’s National Bank (NBG) this week announced that it is in exclusive talks with a consortium comprised of Bain Capital, Fortress and doValue for the sale of a securitized red loan package, called Frontier, a transaction valued at 6.1 billion euros. Discussions with […]

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Dendias to Cyprus and Israel for talks

Dendias to Cyprus and Israel for talks Greek-Cypriot close co-ordination to address Turkish provocation is expected to be at the heart of Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias’ current contacts in Nicosia, a day after the 47th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the Turkish side’s declaration of secession of the enclosed area of ​​Varosha. […]

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Cyprus talks can resume only on two-state basis, Erdogan says

Cyprus talks can resume only on two-state basis, Erdogan says Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday peace talks on the future of ethnically divided Cyprus can take place only between “the two states” on the Mediterranean island. In a speech in the divided Cypriot capital of Nicosia, Erdogan reiterated Turkey’s position in a dispute […]

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Erdogan fiesta not seen derailing peace talks

Erdogan fiesta not seen derailing peace talks Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit occupied Cyprus to mark the anniversary of the 1974 invasion Tuesday. Officials in Athens expect a kitsch celebration of Ankara’s neo-Ottoman ambitions designed to serve as a reminder of the legacy of occupation that will however fall short of derailing peace […]

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Erdogan Torpedoes Cyprus Talks in Occupied Nicosia Visit

Erdogan Torpedoes Cyprus Talks in Occupied Nicosia Visit President Erdogan arrives in the occupied north of Cyprus. Credit: Turkish Presidency Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan re-iterated Ankara’s call for a two-state solution on Cyprus during the first day of his visit to the occupied north of the island. Erdogan, whose visit to the to the […]

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Minister in agrifood talks with Qatari envoy

Minister in agrifood talks with Qatari envoy Agricultural Development and Food Minister Spilios Livanos met on Friday with Qatar’s ambassador in Athens, Abdulaziz Ali Al-Naama, to discuss agrifood collaboration. Livanos discussed Greece’s strategic plan for the sector, and pointed out sectors of possible collaboration. “There was a joint commitment to increase bilateral trade of agricultural […]

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Cyprus FM Christodoulides talks about Varosha and the response to Turkey’s provocations

Cyprus FM Christodoulides talks about Varosha and the response to Turkey’s provocations Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides joined The Greek Current on Sunday night to discuss Turkey’s provocative steps in Varosha, the diplomatic steps Cyprus is taking in response, and the need for the international community – including the EU and US – to put pressure […]

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Greek PM talks with SETE’s President: Greece needs to update its tourism brand

Greek PM talks with SETE’s President: Greece needs to update its tourism brand The government had begun “an effort to rethink Greece’s brand” before the coronavirus pandemic struck, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a discussion with Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos on Wednesday and intends to “pick up where we left off” […]

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PM Mitsotakis talks with SETE’s Retsos: Greece needs to update its tourism brand

PM Mitsotakis talks with SETE’s Retsos: Greece needs to update its tourism brand The government had begun “an effort to rethink Greece’s brand” before the coronavirus pandemic struck, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a discussion with Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos on Wednesday, and intends to “pick up where we left off” […]

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Mitsotakis completes high-profile visit, talks with Egyptian leadership

Mitsotakis completes high-profile visit, talks with Egyptian leadership Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis continued his government’s “pivot” to the east Mediterranean and Middle East with an official visit to Egypt on Monday, part of Athens’ efforts to rejuvenate relations at levels with the wider region to its east, and after a decade of introversion due […]

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Public Diplomacy Talks 2021 | City Diplomacy: Creating Global Networks

Public Diplomacy Talks 2021 | City Diplomacy: Creating Global Networks The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Greeks Abroad, Mr. Konstantinos Vlasis and the Secretary General for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy, Prof. John Chrysoulakis, cordially invite you to the 2nd Public Diplomacy Talks (PD Talks) on Wednesday, June 16 at 17:00 (EEST). The topic of the online event is: City […]

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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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Erdogan, Mitsotakis ‘break the ice’, prepare way for wider, more intensive bilateral talks

Erdogan, Mitsotakis ‘break the ice’, prepare way for wider, more intensive bilateral talks By Angelos Athanasopoulos Talks between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were held in a cordial climate today according to diplomatic sources. The nearly one-hour discussion took place in a warm climate and both sides signalled that the […]

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Moderate expectations for Brussel talks

Moderate expectations for Brussel talks Seeking to build on the recent relative easing in tensions, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erogan meet Monday in Brussels on the sidelines of the NATO Summit and talk through interpreters. The overarching aim of their talks is to achieve what failed to take place at […]

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Skrekas talks environmental challenges with Timmermans

Skrekas talks environmental challenges with Timmermans The activation of an island decarbonization fund, the framework for the integration of shipping into the European Emissions Trading Scheme and confronting competition from countries that are not burdened with the purchase of carbon dioxide emissions were the points raised at the meeting between Environment and Energy Minister Kostas […]

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Von der Leyen in Athens on Thursday for talks on nat’l post-pandemic recovery plan

Von der Leyen in Athens on Thursday for talks on nat’l post-pandemic recovery plan EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen returns to Greece next week as part of her visits to member-states, with meetings expected to directly focus on each state’s national post-pandemic recovery and reliance plan. The Commission head will be in Athens […]

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Erdogan tells his AKP audience ahead of NATO summit, talks with Biden that he will make no geopolitical compromises

Erdogan tells his AKP audience ahead of NATO summit, talks with Biden that he will make no geopolitical compromises By George Gilson Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared at a meeting of his AK Parti that he is not about to back down from Turkey’s unswerving positions on the Southeastern Mediterranean or other issues in […]

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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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Diplomatic sources: Dendias, Cavusoglu talks sincere and detailed

Diplomatic sources: Dendias, Cavusoglu talks sincere and detailed There was a sincere exchange of views and positions and a friendly atmosphere during the talks between Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that took place on Monday, immediately after Cavusoglu’s meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, diplomatic sources said. On his part, […]

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Memorial Day: Father Xiarhos Tells Greek-American Fallen Hero’s Story

Memorial Day: Father Xiarhos Tells Greek-American Fallen Hero’s Story Xiarhos talks about the death of his son in Afghanistan. Illustration: Greek Reporter Steven G. Xiarhos, a Greek-American politician and retired law enforcement officer, has a sad and personal story to tell on Memorial Day. Xiarhos, now serving as a member of the Massachusetts House of […]

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Turkey announces new round of talks with Greece on May 26-27

Turkey announces new round of talks with Greece on May 26-27 Ankara announced a fourth round of exploratory talks on confidence building measures between Greek and Turkish military officials on May 26-27, according to a press release from Turkey’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday. The meeting will be held virtually, due to the pandemic, the Turkish […]

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Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic say no need for EU talks delay

Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic say no need for EU talks delay The foreign ministers of Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovenia said Sunday there is no reason to delay the launch of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. Austria’s Alexander Schallenberg, the Czech Republic’s Jakub Kulhanek and Slovenia’s Anze Logar, whose country takes over […]

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Blinken stresses importance of exploratory talks in phone call with Cavusoglu

Blinken stresses importance of exploratory talks in phone call with Cavusoglu United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed the full support of Washington to the exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey in a phone call with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday. The two also discussed issues of human rights. “The Secretary noted […]

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European Parliament to Suspend Turkey’s EU Accession Talks

European Parliament to Suspend Turkey’s EU Accession Talks Credit: Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Turkey’s accession talks for entry into the European Union have been suspended as relations between Turkey and the bloc are strained. The European Parliament called for Turkey to implement an immediate change of course in terms of the rule of […]

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Mitsotakis – Vestager: The big projects on the agenda of the meeting

Mitsotakis – Vestager: The big projects on the agenda of the meeting During the talks of the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis with the Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Competition and Digital Policy, Margaret Vestager, discussions were held on the major infrastructure projects of the country, which are to be approved by […]

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