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Climate Crisis Tops Agenda of Mediterranean Leaders Meeting in Athens

The climate crisis will top of the agenda of the summit of Mediterranean and Southern European Union member states (EUMed 9), which is being held in Athens on Friday. The EU Med or EuroMed 7, initially an alliance of Greece,...

Greece Wants to Be North Macedonia’s ‘Closest Ally and Best Friend’

Greece wants to be "North Macedonia's closest ally and its best friend," Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said on Tuesday during a meeting with his counterpart Bujar Osmani in North Macedonia. Noting that the faithful implementation of the Prespa...

Senator Menendez: My Goal is to See Last Turkish Soldier Leave Cyprus

US Senator Bob Menendez said that his goal is "to see the last Turkish soldier leave Cyprus," during a visit to the island nation on Monday. Menendez, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been a consistent...

Greece’s Tsipras Gets Peace Award for Prespa Deal with North Macedonia

Former Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras and his North Macedonia counterpart, Zoran Zaev, were honored in Germany on Saturday for creating the 2018 Prespa Agreement. In a ceremony, they received the the International Peace of Westphalia Prize which is...

Senator Menendez: Greece is an Ideal Partner for the US

US Senator Bob Menendez said on Thursday in Athens that the destinies of Greece and the United States have always been connected on the basis of freedom, democracy and the rule of law, and the relationship between them has...

US Senator Menendez Visits Greece to Affirm Strategic Relationship

US Senator Robert (Bob) Menendez (D-NJ), who is visiting Greece, met with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens on Thursday. Menendez, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been a consistent supporter of Greek positions and with...

Grateful Greece Offers “Holiday Vouchers” to Foreign Firefighters

Greece offered on Friday “holiday vouchers” to hundreds of firefighters from foreign countries that responded to the call for assistance. The move is a gesture of gratitude to the hundreds of foreign firefighters from 11 EU countries and 12 non-EU...

Greece, Turkey Forge Common Front on Refugees from Afghanistan

Greece and Turkey apparently agreed on Friday to cooperate to prevent a possible mass influx of refugees from Afghanistan into their countries. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed via telphone the developing situation in Afghanistan...

Repercussions for Greece After Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan

As the world watches foreign nationals and Afghans evacuated from Kabul following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the repercussions for Greece are twofold. The Greek government hopes to circumvent a mass migration of Afghan refugees as well as preserve...

Former Afghanistan President Allegedly Flees with $169 Million

Former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani allegedly fled the country before the Taliban takeover with a cool $169 million in his cash-stuffed helicopter and four other vehicles, and has been given asylum in Dubai on what that country is calling...

Fire-Ravaged Turkey Sends Message of Solidarity to Greece

Turkey, which is still fighting to contain its own massive wildfires, sent a message of solidarity to Greece on Friday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a phone call with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias on Friday afternoon to express...