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Germany Wants to Get Rid of EU Member States’ Right to Veto

Germany wants to eliminate the right of individual members of the European Union to veto foreign policy statements. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas believes that individual members are wielding too much power over the majority of the 27-nation bloc, and...

European Leaders Blast Erdogan after Tirade

Leaders from around Europe condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's inflammatory statements against French President Emmanuel Macron. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis condemned Erdogan's assertion that Macron need psychiatric treatment...

Greek PM Mitsotakis: No Talks With Turkey as Long as Provocations Continue

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday that dialogue with Turkey is stalled following the resumption of activity by Oruc Reis and the reopening of Famagusta's Varosha beach front. Speaking after a meeting with visiting Germany's Foreign Affairs Minister...

Ankara Shuns Germany's Mediation, Continues Threats Against Greece

The efforts of German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to act as a mediator between Athens and Ankara did not seem to fear fruit as his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu continued his threats against Greece. The two foreign ministers met in...

Erdogan Accuses Greece of Sowing Chaos; German FM Heads to Athens, Ankara

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will be in Athens and Ankara on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sends threatening messages to Greece again. In a speech on Monday, Erdogan said...

German FM Maas Expresses ''Great Respect'' For Greece's Handling of Migration

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas expressed his "great respect" for Greece on Monday, for the heavy burden placed for years upon her during the refugee crisis. Maas' remarks were made during a joint press conference he held along with his...

Deal with Skopje is at Final Stage, Greek FM Kotzias says

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Tuesday that "an agreement with FYROM has been concluded". Kotzias spoke at a joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin. The Greek minister reiterated Monday's statement that talks on a...