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Eight Politicians Who Marked the Tsipras Era in Greece

Ever since the administration of Alexis Tsipras resigned and called for early elections, now scheduled for July 7, Greece's Syriza and New Democracy Parties have been in a state of pre-election war with each other. The departing party claims that...

Russia Refutes Claims Moscow Hacked Greek Foreign Ministry

The Russian Embassy in Athens posted three tweets on its Twitter account on Monday regarding a statement made recently by Greece's former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Kotzias suggested several days ago that the documents presented to the Greek Parliament by...

Gains and Losses for Greece After the Birth of North Macedonia

The Greek and FYROM flags in front of Lake Prespa. File photo As of Monday, February 10, the little Balkan country north of Greece is officially named North Macedonia and has gained membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. For...

Greek Former FM Says Diplomats Giving Illegal Visas to Unaccompanied Children

Former Foreign Minister of Greece Nikos Kotzias revealed on Tuesday that he has referred to the prosecutor charges that Greek diplomats were allegedly involved in issuing illegal visas to unaccompanied children. During an interview with the Union of Newspaper Reporters, Kotzias...

Prosecutor Orders Probe Following Kotzias Lawsuit

Supreme Court Prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou has ordered an investigation following a lawsuit filed by former foreign minister Nikos Kotzias for defamation and dissemination of false news against him. Kotzias resigned last month after a rift with Defense Minister Panos Kammenos...

Turkey Strongly Reacts to Greece's Stated Intent to Expand Territorial Waters

Turkey has strongly reacted to a recent statement by departing Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias that Greece intends to extend its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea to 12 nautical miles. In response, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has suspended plans...

Former Greek FM Kotzias: FYROM Name Deal will Halt Turkish Influence in Balkans

The Prespa agreement signed with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) will bring stability to the Balkans and curb Turkey's influence in the region, said former foreign minister Nikos Kotzias on Monday. These remarks were delivered in Crete as...

Turkish FM Urgently Summons Greek Ambassador

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has urgently summoned the Greek Ambassador to Ankara. As reported by Turkey's Anadolu news agency, this summons came after remarks made by outgoing Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias regarding an expansion of Greece's territorial waters...

What If Greece Extends Its Territorial Waters to 12 Miles in the Aegean?

Former Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias made a final announcement on Saturday as he handed the ministry's portfolio to Alexis Tsipras. He said Greece is ready to extend its territorial waters from 6 to 12 nautical miles. In the first stage,...

Greece 'Ready' to Extend Sovereignty to 12 Miles in the Ionian Sea

Departing Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said that Greece is ready to extend its territorial waters. 6 nautical miles has now expanded to 12 in the Ionian Sea, extending Greece's sovereignty westward. Kotzias said that the move constitutes the "first extension...