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Erdogan Claims Greece, Cyprus Responsible for Tensions in Call with Merkel

In a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that Greece and Cyprus are at fault for the conflicts brewing in the eastern Mediterranean, according to a new report from Reuters. Erdogan...

Merkel, Macron Call for Respect for EU's Sovereignty

Two of Europe's most powerful leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, charged on Thursday that Europe must protect the sovereignty of the borders of its member nations. The two leaders made their remarks at a joint...

German Chancellor Merkel Throws Full Support Behind Greece

  The President of the European Council and the leaders of Germany and Austria reiterated the European Union's support of Greece and Cyprus amid the continuing escalations by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean. They made their remarks following a special teleconference...

Greek PM Mitsotakis, German Chancellor Merkel Speak Ahead of Friday Meeting

  Just one day before a special meeting of the European Union Security Council, it was reported that Greek Prime Minister spoke on the telephone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday. Greek media are reporting that the Prime Minister discussed...

EU Council President, Merkel Speak with Erdogan; Reportedly "In Favor of Dialogue"

It was reported in Greek media today that European Union Council President Charles Michel held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to information disclosed by EU Council spokesman Barend Leyts. The call occurred amid sharply-rising tensions...

Merkel Visits Greece Amid Hope — and Protests

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held a face-to-face meeting in Maximos Mansion in Athens on Thursday evening. Merkel's visit to Greece, the first she has made since 2012, will last for two days, with the Greek...

Merkel: Greece Will Still Feel Bailout Effects After August Exit

Greece will not see the end of the effects of the bailout on the day it formally comes to a close, German leader Angela Merkel said on Friday. In comments reported by Reuters, Merkel said although the day in August...

Greece Makes Deal with Germany on Migrants, Refugees

Alexis Tsipras met Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels on Friday on the sidelines of an EU summit to hammer out a bilateral deal on irregular migration affecting Greece and Germany. Merkel told reporters she had struck bilateral deals with Spain and...

German Press Reports Defend Greece Following IMF Report

The German press is filled with extensive commentary concerning the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) report on Greece that was released on Friday. The report recommends a reduction in pensions while reiterating the IMF's position on relief needed to ensure...