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Athens Says Greece Under ''Extraordinary and Asymmetrical Threat''

Greece is experiencing extraordinary and organized pressure by mass population movements, according to the spokesperson for the Greek government on Sunday evening. Stelios Petsas made these remarks following the conclusion of a meeting of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs...

Greece Second Only to US in NATO Defense Spending

Greece is the country that spends the highest amount of money in NATO for its defense as a percentage of its GDP, after only the United States, official data recently revealed. According to the available data from NATO, only five...

Northern Greek Port of Alexandroupolis Hosts Its First-Ever US Navy Vessel (video)

The newly expanded port of Alexandroupolis, in northeastern Greece, hosted its first American warship on Tuesday. The USNS Carson City, with a 90-member crew, docked at the port as a result of the signing of the Greece-US Defense Cooperation Agreement...

Greek and North Macedonian Army Chiefs Sign Airspace Patrol Agreement

A technical agreement for the patrolling of North Macedonian airspace by Greek fighter jets was signed on Monday in Thessaloniki. The agreement was signed by the General Christos Christodoulou, Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, and Lieutenant General...

Stolen Weapons Probe Eyes Naval Base Guards on Leros Island, Greece

Greek police and naval investigators probing the theft of military equipment and weapons from a naval base on the island of Leros are now focusing on two guards at the base. It is reported that the suspects had access to...

Speculation over Greek EU Commissioner's Portfolio Intensifies

Speculation over the specific portfolio which will be taken on by Greece's next European Commissioner Margaritis Schinas has intensified over the last several days, with conflicting information coming out of Brussels. According to information published recently by the Cypriot News Agency,...

Defense Minister Panagiotopoulos on Turkish Moves: ''We're Not Afraid''

Newly-named Greek Minister of Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos gave a press conference on Thursday in which he commented on the actions that Turkey has taken recently in the broader region. ''Greece is closely monitoring Turkey's illegal actions and the country is highlighting...

Report Reveals Greece Will Buy US Drones

The Greek Defense Ministry has reportedly agreed to buy three US-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly referred to as drones, in order to boost its defense capabilities and improve reconnaissance over the Aegean. According to a report on ANT television...

Evangelos Apostolakis: The New Greek Defense Minister

Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis will become the new Greek defense minister following the resignation of Panos Kammenos on Sunday over the conditions in the Prespa agreement. Apostolakis, currently the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS), will resign his...

Cyprus, Israel Begin Joint Military Exercises in East Mediterranean

The Cypriot Ministry of Defense has announced that joint military exercises with Israel will take place within the Nicosia FIR (flight information region) from Monday until Thursday. The exercises will occur in the context of the annual military cooperation program...