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Greece Donates 150,000 Doses of Covid Vaccine to Ghana

Greece donated over 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Ghana during the visit of foreign minister Nikos Dendias to the African country last week. The donation is expected to augment the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination exercise in Ghana and...

Greece Pulls Down Provocative Azerbaijan Advertisement in Thessaloniki

Greece ordered the pulling down of an Azerbaijan advertisement with the words "Shushi is Azerbaijan" on public transport in the Greek city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday. It was removed by the efforts of the Armenian Embassy, community structures, the Greek-Armenian...

Parthenon Sculptures: Greek PM Urges Johnson to “Seize the Moment”

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday appealed again to his UK counterpart Boris Johnson to return the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. Mitsotakis urged Johnson to "seize the moment" to bring the magnificent marbles back home in a story published...

Greece Slams Spain Over Military Sales to Turkey

Greece expressed its irritation on Thursday at Spain's recent agreement with Turkey, which includes a series of military sales to Ankara. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and visiting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain held a joint press conference following...

U.S. Embassy in Athens Looking for Greece’s Science Stars

The U.S. Embassy in Athens and the Greek nonprofit organization SciCo announced on Monday the second year of STEM STARS GREECE, a competition that supports, highlights, and rewards 14 to 18-year-old students who are  interested in science, technology, engineering...

U.S. Embassy Showcases Greece’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

The U.S. Embassy in Athens is showcasing activities in support of entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth throughout Greece in the context of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt  said that supporting Greece’s long-term economic stability is a key objective of...

Turkish President Erdogan Sues Greek Newspaper

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan filed a lawsuit against the Greek newspaper Dimokratia, or "Democracy," in Ankara on Wednesday. The daily newspaper's director, two chief editors, and a journalist have all been targeted in the lawsuit. Erdogan's reason for the suit...

Biden Voices Concern over Russian Missiles in Meeting with Erdogan

US President Joe Biden voiced concerns over the acquisition of Russian missiles and human rights during his meeting with Turkish President Racep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Rome on Sunday. The meeting was the two...

Greece’s Often-Strained Relations With Germany Dominate Merkel’s Visit

The relations between Greece and Germany that were strained during last decade's debt crisis dominated talks of Chancellor Angela Merkel in Athens on Friday. Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis reminded Merkel of the austerity Germany imposed on Greece. "You admitted that...

Angela Merkel Pays Highly Symbolic Visit to Greece

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Athens, Greece on October 28 and 29. As part of her last official visit to the Greek capital as Chancellor of Germany, she will meet once again with Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Merkel...

Greece Can Act as China’s “Gateway to Europe”

Greece can act as China's gateway to Europe, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Wednesday after meeting his counterpart from the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi, in Athens. During their meeting, Dendias said, emphasis was placed on the great...

Greece, Saudi Arabia Expand Ties in Investments, Energy and Defense

Greece and Saudi Arabia agreed to expand collaboration in investments, energy, tourism and defense during a meeting between Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh on Tuesday. To that effect,...

Greece and UK Sign Deal for Collaboration on Defense, Trade

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias co-signed a bilateral cooperation agreement with the UK's Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in London on Monday. The new framework is meant to bolster many areas between the two nations, including security and trade. Truss said...

Erdogan Backs Off From Expulsion of 10 Western Diplomats

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed off on Monday from his decision to expel 10 Western ambassadors. Erdogan's plans were widely perceived as cataclysmic for Turkey and its relationship to the NATO alliance. The 10 embassies of which the ambassadors...

Turkey Slammed by Europe for Expelling Ambassadors

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Saturday decision to expel ten ambassadors from his country has been termed "incomprehensible" by the governments of several EU nations. His most recent actions could lead to yet another diplomatic row between Turkey and...