Europe

Greece Reaches EU Consensus on Future Measures Against Turkey

  Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias announced on Monday that "at the request of Greece, a broad consensus was reached to proceed with a list of further measures if Turkey continues its delinquent attitude." The Minister made his remarks after...

European Tourism Gets off to Rocky Start in Summer of 2020

  Tourism in this unsettling Summer of 2020 is experiencing some rocky patches just a month or so after most European countries opened their gates to travelers from abroad after the long coronavirus lockdowns. Thierry Breton, the EU's internal market commissioner,...

The Fascinating Story of the Greeks of Corsica

The people of the Mani peninsula are famous, among many other things, for their free spirit and devotion to Greek Orthodox traditions. Towards the end of the 17th century, unable to live under Ottoman rule, rebellious Maniots fled to Corsica...

Greek EU Minister Schinas Expresses Anger Over Muslim Prayers in Hagia Sophia

  "Turkey must finally decide what its broader geopolitical goal will be," said Margaritis Schinas, the European Commission's vice-president and Commissioner for the promotion of the European way of life, during the presentation of the new EU strategy for the...

Macron calls for Sanctions on EEZ Violators in Mediterranean

  Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday for talks which included discussions on Turkey's current provocations as well as issues involving Mediterranean security in general. In statements on Thursday, as reported by the Reuters news...

Greek PM Lauds EU Coronavirus Grant Package

    "We are returning to Athens with an overall package that exceeds 70 billion euros, an unprecedented sum for our country," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday, in a press conference following the marathon European Council meeting in Brussels,...

Erdogan Invites World Leaders to Friday’s Muslim Prayer Service at Hagia Sophia

According to information published in the Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet today, government officials there have sent out invitations to a number of officials to hear the prayers which will be said on the first Friday after the reconversion of...

Coronavirus Vaccine Developed by University of Oxford Offers Hope

Preliminary results of trials for a coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in the UK suggest that it is safe and induces the hoped-for immune response. The vaccine provoked an antibody response within 28 days and a T-cell...

Russia Blamed in Coronavirus Research Hacking Attempt in UK

  European governments and officials in the United States on Thursday accused a group of computer hackers who they believe work for Russian intelligence of attempting to steal information about a potential coronavirus vaccine. The group believed to be behind the...

Italian, Israeli Groups Protest Hagia Sophia Conversion to Mosque

Italian and Israeli groups protested on Monday the decision by Turkey to turn the Hagia Sophia museum to a mosque. Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the Turkish consulate in Milan to express their dismay at the Turkish decision. Led by...