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Alexandroupolis Port in Greece to Fall Under American Control

Greece announced on Thursday it had received two offers for the majority stake of the Alexandroupolis port, a key point of entry to Europe for arms and energy imports. One is by Quintana, an American company with interests in the...

US, Greece Stress Strong Defense Ties, Warn Against Revisionism

The defense leaders of Greece and the US meeting in Washington D.C. on Monday reaffirmed the growing partnership between the two allies. "The defense relationship between the United States and Greece has never been stronger," Secretary of Defense Lloyd J....

US Marines Eat Alexandroupolis Out of All its Eggs

Hundreds of US Marines did their best to boost the Greek economy during a recent visit to Alexandroupolis, reportedly eating thousands of eggs from local restaurants after landing at the key military port city in northeast Greece. Several media reports...

Greece: Turkish Jets Overflight at Alexandroupolis an “Unprecedented Violation”

Greece strongly condemned the overflight of two Turkish fighter jets near Alexandroupoli on Friday, calling the incident an “unprecedented violation of national sovereignty.” The jets flew into Greek airspace within 2.5 nautical miles of the northeastern city. “This action is a...

Alexandroupolis a “Key Port” for U.S. Military Presence in Greece

The port of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece will play a vital role in the military presence of the U.S. in the country, foreign minister Nikos Dendias said on Tuesday. Speaking during a debate in Parliament on the Mutual Defense Cooperation...

Greece Set to Become Energy Hub Through New LNG Terminal

On Tuesday, Greece launched a liquified natural gas terminal which is being developed in Alexandroupolis, aimed at helping Europe and the Balkans become less reliant on Russian supplies. The LNG terminal is a “beacon sending a dual message: that with...

Ukraine Crisis: The Critical Role of US Bases in Greece

US military bases in Greece, and in particular the naval base at Souda, Crete are of critical importance for intelligence gathering as tensions escalate over Ukraine notes John Sitilides, a government affairs and geopolitical risk specialist in an exclusive...

Greece’s Alexandroupolis Hosts “Largest Shipment of US Equipment in History”

Greece's port of Alexandroupolis is now hosting the "largest shipment of US military equipment in history," the American Embassy in Athens said on Friday. US carriers have been transferring helicopters and military vehicles that will participate in the upcoming NATO...

Port of Alexandroupolis, Greece Hosts US Largest-Ever Military Landing

The huge U.S. Roll-on, Roll-off Carrier "ARC Independence," transporting military hardware, docked on Sunday in Greece's port of Alexandroupolis. The carrier is transferring helicopters and military vehicles that will participate in the upcoming NATO exercise "Atlantic Resolve." Konstantinos Chatzimichail, Chairman of...

US Forces Prepare for Largest-Ever Military Landing in Greece

US forces are preparing for what is described as the largest-ever military landing in Greece, which is scheduled for November at Alexandroupolis. A large number of helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), tanks, cannons, and artillery are expected to reach the...