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Angela Merkel to Visit Greece in Late October

Angela Merkel will make her final official visit as German Chancellor to Greece on October 29. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reportedly invited the outgoing Chancellor to visit the Greek capital during an EU Summit meeting in Slovenia earlier this...

No Bare-Chested Spectacle as Greek PM Gets Covid-19 Booster

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis got his Covid-19 booster shot on Tuesday in Athens, but he disappointed fans in not showing his bare chest, as he had when he received his second shot. Mitsotakis had no idea that his bare-chested...

NATO Secretary General Criticizes Greek-French Defense Pact

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg offered criticisms of EU defense initiatives and bilateral pacts within the union -- such as the one that was just ratified between Greece and France on Thursday: “What I don’t believe in is efforts to...

Greece Ratifies Defense Pact with France After Tense Debate

The Greece-France strategic defense collaboration agreement was ratified in a parliamentary vote on Thursday evening. There were 191 votes in favor and 109 against the new pact. The ruling New Democracy, Movement for Change (KINAL) and Greek Solution parties approved the...

Greek Parliament Debates Defense Pact with France

Lawmakers in Greece are debating on Thursday the recently signed defense agreement with France in a deal described by PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis as "historic." The deal, signed in Paris on September 28, states that Greece will buy three advanced frigates,...

Greece Defends New Samos Migrant Facility Decried as Prison

Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis defended on Friday the first enclosed migrant facility on Samos Island, which has been decried as "prison" by some humanitarian groups, saying that it is a modern facility for the temporary accommodation of asylum seekers. Visiting...

Greece Says it Has No Intention of Starting Arms Race with Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday that Greece has no intention of engaging in an arms race with Turkey, following the agreement with France to buy at least three frigates. “I do not intend to enter into an...

Greece, France Ink “Strategic Partnership” with Frigate Deal

Greece and France sealed a "strategic partnership" on Tuesday with an agreement for the sale of three frigates, with the option for a fourth. At the signing ceremony in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron said the agreement is part of...

Macron, Mitsotakis Open Louvre’s Stunning Exhibition on Greek Independence

French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis opened an exhibition marking 200 years of Greece's independence at the Louvre, Paris on Monday. Mitsotakis, who is visiting France to announce a major, multibillion-euro military deal in Paris on Tuesday...

PM Mitsotakis Exalts Greek Economy in Meeting New York Leaders

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday in New York that the growth of the Greek economy may exceed an impressive 5.9 percent for the entire year. In an interview for Bloomberg television, Mitsotakis hit an optimistic note on...