Nikos Xydakis

Leftist Government in Greece See Those Who Put Them in Power, Turn Against Them

If a picture speaks a thousand words, the picture of the two former Syriza ministers escaping the wrath of the crowd speaks about a million, or a few billion, if one thinks about the billions of Greece's debt. The picture...

SYRIZA MP Comment on Grexit Generates Reaction From Opposition

A comment about Greece returning to the drachma made by SYRIZA MP Nikos Xydakis generated reactions from opposition parties, even though he played down his statement later on Tuesday. Xydakis spoke on Skai television on Tuesday morning saying that the...

Tourism in Greece Increases by Expedited Visa Approvals Using Biometric Data

This past year visitors from Russia increased significantly due to an improved processing time of visa approval which used biometric data, such as fingerprints. As recent as last month the amount of visas issued in Russia by Greek consular services...

Greek-US Relations Entering a New Phase, Says U.S. Ambassador Pearce in Farewell Meeting

Greek-American relations are entering a new and very productive phase, since Greece is an extremely important partner of the United States because of its geopolitical importance, the U.S. Ambassador to Greece, David Pearce, said on Friday, during a meeting...

Greeks Paid €1 Bln More in Taxes in June, Government Says 'We Empathize With People'

Greeks paid one billion euros more in taxes in June compared to last year, but the additional state revenues come from new taxes and not from tax evaders. The figures come from a General Secretariat for Public Revenue report and...

Greece Between Rock and Hard Place on Extradition of Turkish Soldiers

The Greek government is under tremendous pressure regarding the eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum in Greece, as Ankara wants them extradited and the European Union asks that human rights should be protected. After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke...

Greece has Nothing to Fear in case of Brexit, says Minister

Greece has no reason to fear the consequences of a Brexit vote, said Greek Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs, Nikos Xydakis, on Wednesday. The Greek minister spoke to EurActiv on the issue. "Athens has no particular reason to be afraid....

Nikos Xydakis: Greece Expects up to 2 Mln Russian Travelers to Visit the Country in 2016

  Greece's Deputy Foreign Minister, Nikos Xydakis said that the EU and Russia were set to pick up their bilateral talks on easing the visa regime where they left off in 2013, according to an interview to Sputnik news. Sputnik reports...

Turkey's Proposals at EU Summit Too Radical for the Majority of State-Members

"There was convergence in practical issues and this is positive. We did not reach an agreement because Turkey's proposals were extremely radical for the majority of the EU member states," Alternate Foreign Minister responsible for European Affairs Nikos Xydakis...

Greek Alt FM: No European Country Could have Dealt with Greece's Refugee Flows

No European country could have dealt with the size of the refugee flows that Greece had to deal with, Greek Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs Nikos Xydakis said in an interview with Agence Europe news agency. Asked to comment...