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Pompeo Solidifies US-Greek Relations in Visit with Foreign Minister Dendias

Greece and the United States reaffirmed their excellent bilateral relations and mutual desire to further deepen cooperation in a series of areas on Monday, in a meeting of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Greek Foreign Minister Dendias. The areas...

Albanian and Kosovar Leaders Mull ‘Greater Albania’ by 2025

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama stoked controversy on Monday following a meeting in the city of Peja, Kosovo between representatives of the Albanian and Kosovo governments. Rama spoke forcefully about the ongoing efforts of the two sides to achieve the unification of...

Expansion of Balkans' Only Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Attica

Greece officially opened the third tank for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) on the small island of Revithousa, off of the coast of Athens, on Thursday. George Stathakis, Greek Environment and Energy Minister, spoke at the opening ceremony for the project, saying it was...

Bulgarian PM: 'Greek-Bulgarian Relations Example for all Neighbors'

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated on Monday that Greek-Bulgarian cooperation serves as an example for other neighbors. These remarks were made during his address to the 3rd Euro-Arab Summit in Athens. "We will always be good friends with Greece...

Greece Promoting Stability in the Balkans, Says Tsipras at the UN

Greece is actively promoting stability and economic growth in the Balkans via a political solution that unlocks the area's potential to join the European Union and other international groups, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday, speaking at the...

Greece's Tsipras Awarded for His Contribution to Peace in the Balkans

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be awarded on Monday in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, for his contribution to peacekeeping in the Balkan region. The Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Denis Zvizdic, will present the award at an event organised...

Balkan Elite Forces Take Part in Greek Military Drill (photos)

Elite units from three Balkan countries have conducted a joint military exercise with Greek special forces near Athens. Units from Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania joined their Greek counterparts in the exercise Salamis Storm 2018, in what is being seen as...

US Ambassador: Ending Name Dispute Could Unlock Greek, Balkan Ties

Amid the ongoing wrangling over the Greece, FYROM name dispute, the U.S. ambassador to Athens has said the issue "holds the key to unlocking deeper economic and global ties between Greece and the Western Balkans". Speaking at the 2018 Balkans...

Ministers from Central Europe, Balkans Meet in Greece

The foreign ministers of eight central European and Balkan EU countries meeting in Greece have called for a more democratic and socially-just Europe. Friday's meetings in Sounio, south of Athens, bring together ministers from the Visegrad Group -- Poland, the...