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Greek Defense Spending Set For Hit

Greece’s battered defense budget will be cut another 100 million euros in a trade-off the country’s coalition government made with international lenders to reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) on restaurants and tavernas and boost a record-breaking tourist season. The...

Veteran Diplomat Stathatos Passed Away

Stephanos Stathatos passed away on June 18 at the age of 91. The death of the honorary ambassador is a significant loss for the Diplomatic Service of Greece. Stephanos Stathatos, was a distinguished career diplomat, with special training and...

Santorini Monks Fight NATO Radar

The monks of the Prophet Elias Monastery are struggling against the installation of NATO radar installations on the fabled island of Santorini. The monks, who adjacent to the devices placed in the park right next to the monastery, which has...

Cyber Threat Top Concern for NATO

The departing top NATO military commander has listed cyber security as the number one challenge for the coming years. Cyber attacks on corporations and governments are no longer unusual. Suspects and their computers are hauled away on a regular basis. That's...

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...