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Greece and UAE Set Up $4.2 Billion Investment Initiative

Greece and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to create a €4 billion ($4.22bn) initiative to invest in the Greek economy during a visit by Greek premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Abu Dhabi on Monday. Investments will be made in...

Greece Reopens Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine

On Monday, Greece announced that it has reopened its embassy in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, after it was forced to shut it down in the days leading to the Russian invasion. The announcement was made by Foreign Minister Nikos...

New US Ambassador Tsunis Sends First Message in Greek

New US Ambassador to Greece George Tsounis arrived in Athens and posted his first message on Twitter in Greek: "Good morning from Athens," he wrote. He added that "As the proud son of Greek immigrants, it's an honor of a...

Greece Alerts NATO to Airspace Violations by Turkey

Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has briefed NATO on the recent upsurge in overflight violations by Turkey of its airspace in eastern Aegean. Speaking in Athens on Thursday, the Greek Premier announced that he spoke to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and...

Russia Warns Greece of Complete Breakdown in Relations

On Friday, Russia's Foreign Ministry warned Greece that relations between the two nations that "share the same faith" have been "reduced to almost nothing." Maria Zakharova, director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of...

President Biden to Meet Greek PM Mitsotakis on May 16

President Biden will meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the White House on May 16, Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced Thursday. According to the announcement, the meeting provides an opportunity to "affirm our strong bilateral partnership and to celebrate...

Russia Warns of “Consequences” After Greece Expels 12 Diplomats

Greece will request 12 Russian diplomats to exit the country in reaction to the war in Ukraine, declaring them "personae non-gratae," the foreign ministry announced on Wednesday. In a statement, the Greek foreign ministry said: "The Greek authorities have declared...

Turkey Sees Dialogue Channels with Greece “More Open Than Ever”

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday that dialogue channels between Turkey and Greece are more open today than ever before. Speaking to the Political, Economic and Social Research Foundation (SETA) think-tank based in the Turkish capital Ankara, Cavusoglu evaluated...

Greece, France and Turkey Prepare Joint Evacuation Mission in Mariupol

France's President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he was coordinating efforts with Greece and Turkey for an initiative to help people leave the besieged city of Mariupol. Macron said he hoped to convince Russia to allow the evacuation during talks...

Ukrainian President Zelensky Requests Aid at NATO Summit

During the NATO Summit held in Brussels on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the harrowing situation in his country following the Russian invasion in late February. According to a transcript of his speech released by the Ukrainian government, Zelensky...

NATO Chief Tells Putin to “Stop This War” as Military Alliance Strengthens

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “immediately” stop the war in Ukraine, adding that efforts to undermine the alliance had failed. “President Putin must stop this war immediately (and) engage in diplomacy in...

Russia Asked China for Ukraine Military Assistance, US Officials Say

Russia asked China for military support as well as economic assistance for its invasion of Ukraine, CNN reported on Sunday. The requests came after the invasion occurred, with one official declining to detail the Chinese reaction but indicated that they...

Mitsotakis and Erdogan Agree to Reduce Tensions in the Aegean

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Sunday afternoon. Mitsotakis first arrived in Istanbul on Sunday morning, attending church services with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at Saint George Cathedral, one of the most...

George Tsunis Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Greece

Greek-American George J. Tsunis has been officially confirmed by the United States Senate as the next Ambassador of the United States to Greece following a voice vote late in the evening on March 10, 2022. Tsunis is a personal friend...

No Progress on Ceasefire After Russia – Ukraine Talks

The Russia - Ukraine talks in Turkey between the foreign ministers of each nation failed to make any progress toward declaring a ceasefire in the invasion, according to the foreign ministers of the two nations, who spoke to the...