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Kerry Plans State Visit To Athens

US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to conduct an official visit to Greece in mid-May, diplomatic sources told Kathimerini after Kerry’s meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels...

Admiral Stavridis Honored in Germany

Admiral James Stavridis, the Supreme Commander of NATO forces in Europe, was honored with the Federal Cross of Merit in Berlin. The award was established in 1951 by the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany Theodor Heuss and...

Two Greeks Among NATO’s Top Pilots

Greece has some top guns of its own in the sky. Honorary distinctions were awarded to  Hellenic Air Force officers who participated in Tactical Leadership Program (TLP) of NATO in Albacete Air Force Base, Spain. Captain Theocharis Katsaros was voted...

Samaras Sets Qatar Investment Trip

As Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras readies a rescheduled visit to Qatar to woo investment for his cash-strapped country, his hosts are already showing interest in acquiring troubled Greek defense companies as part of a long-delayed massive privatisation. Samaras was...

The Name Game: Greece Gave Macedonia Away

Macedonia is Greek. Get that? Macedonia is Greek, no matter what Greece's envious neighbor to the north, a place called FYROM, wishes were the case. After gaining its independence from Yugoslavia  21 years ago, you'd think the people who lived...

Philip II of Macedonia Statue in Skopje Defies NATO

One day after NATO's statement that FYROM should solve the Macedonian name problem, before entering NATO, Skopje put up the statue of Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great, in downtown Skopje. A year before, they also erected...

Talibans Attack Greek Troops in Afghanistan on Easter Day

An attack by the Taliban interrupted Easter celebrations for the Greek troops stationed in Afghanistan. On April 15, a group of heavily armed men attacked the Greek base in Afghanistan while Greek troops were celebrating Orthodox Easter. The troops responded with small...

FYROM’s Greek Ambassador Contradicts Allegations of FYROM’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

The head of Greece's Liaison Office in Skopje, Ambassador Alexandra Papadopoulou, contradicted later allegations of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of FYROM Nicola Poposki that “Greece is unilaterally moving towards the suspension of the intermediate agreement”. In a written statement distributed...

World Court Rules Against Greece in FYROM Case

The world court has ruled Greece was wrong to block former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's bid to join NATO in 2008 because of a long-simmering dispute over the country's use of the name Macedonia. The court found Greece's veto breached...