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The Uncanny Parallels Between the Cyprus and Ukraine Invasions

As Cyprus marks the anniversary of the Turkish invasion of July 20, 1974, many are highlighting the uncanny parallels with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Greek and Cypriot communities question why Turkey got off nearly scot-free after its invasion...

Greece, Cyprus “Concerned” Over EU’s Russia Oil Ban

Greece and Cyprus have expressed concerns over the proposal by the EU Commission to ban imports of oil from Russia, Cypriot President Anastasiades said on Friday. The two countries are concerned over a planned EU ban on transporting Russian oil....

Ukraine War, Sanctions Already Impacting Global Trade

The Ukrainian war and sanctions imposed on Russia by many nations around the world are already starting to cause havoc on global trade, with what could turn out to be devastating consequences for energy and grain importers. There are also...

Russian Oligarchs Send Messages Calling for Peace in Ukraine

Russian oligarchs, the impossibly rich men who are often cronies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, are not all falling in line with him during the upheaval that has followed the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With sanctions being levied against them...

Switzerland Dumps Neutrality, Will Adopt Sanctions Against Russia

Switzerland announced late on Monday that it would put aside its famed neutrality in international matters and adopt sanctions punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Swiss Federal President Ignazio Cassis told the press that his country's sanctions will be...

Closer Bilateral Relations Sought Between Greece and Russia

Greek Deputy Industry Minister Theodora Tzakri met with Russian Industry and Commerce Minister Denis Manturov and with representatives of the Russian business community during her visit in Ekaterinburg on the occasion of the INNOPROM 2016 international trade fair. The two...

Russia Expected to Lift Embargo on Greece

According to Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance inspectors, discussions regarding the exports of Greek products to Russia will begin on April 6. Special inspectors will consult with Greek authorities in order to perform checks in several livestock...

Greek Wine and Olive Oil Survive Russia’s Import Embargo

Baby food and alcoholic drinks, including wine, have been excluded from the embargo the Russian government decided to impose on imports from EU countries, the United States, Australia, Canada and Norway. Although the ban on Greek goods exported to...