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Greece Concerned Trump Administration May Show Favoritism to Turkey

U.S. Vice President-elect Michael Pence told Turkish newspaper Hürriyet on November 9 that the new administration wants to improve relations with Turkey, a statement that has caused concern in Athens. "Turkey is the U.S.' most important ally in the region....

Greek President Pavlopoulos Congratulates Donald Trump on a Huge Victory

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos sent a congratulatory telegraph to Donald Trump following his victory in the United States elections. The Republican Candidate trumped Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, winning 244 electoral seats against 215 seats for the Democrats to become the 45th...

Greek Political Parties React to Donald Trump's Victory

Republic Candidate Donald Trump’s win came as an unexpected development in Greece. Party reactions varied. SYRIZA The ruling Radical Left Coalition Government was shocked by Republican candidate Donald Trump’s victory during the U.S. Presidential elections. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had hoped...

We Were Prepared for Both Possibilities, Government Sources Say on U.S. Election Result

"The Greek government had been prepared for both possibilities given the failure of the pollster companies in recent years," a government source said on Wednesday on the outcome of the U.S. elections. The same source said that Obama's visit...

What Does President Trump Mean for Greece?

The Donald Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election was unexpected for many Greeks. The opinion polls that were favoring Hillary Clinton had made the majority believe that she would be the one. Yet, the interests of American people are...

The Shameless Populism of Mr. Tsipras and Mr.Trump

A Greek following the Donald Trump campaign would notice that the American Republican presumptive nominee shares much more with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras than the same last name initials. The rather unexpected popularity of the American businessman and his...

2016 | Annus Horribilis

  If you didn’t already have enough to be nervous about, just consider the early hours of 2016. January 1 brought above freezing temperatures to Antarctica, below freezing temperatures to Damascus, Dubai quite literally was overshadowed in a fiery inferno and...