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Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Kastelorizo

Two Turkish F-16 jets flew over the island of Kastelorizo in the eastern Aegean on Thursday, minutes after the helicopter carrying Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos was departed the island for Athens. The fighters were seen flying at an altitude of only 4,000 feet...

FYROM Premier Zaev Believes Name Deal Will Pass

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on Friday that he trusts in Alexis Tsipras and Panos Kammenos, and believes that the Prespa agreement will pass. In a recent interview with the Skopje news agency MIA, Zaev said...

Kammenos Says FYROM Name Deal is Virtually Dead

The Prespa agreement between Athens and Skopje is coming to an end after the latest statements by FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, said Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Friday. Kammenos' statement came after recent comments made by Former Yugoslav...

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...

Kammenos Slams Erdogan Over 'Pirates of The Aegean' Remark

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos slammed Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan on Monday after meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt. Speaking with journalists outside of the country's Ministry of National Defense, Kammenos said that "Greece respects international law,...

Varoufakis: Soros Asked Tsipras to Fire Me

Yanis Varoufakis, no stranger to provocative statements, is in the news again following a television appearance in Greece on Monday. Speaking on Skai TV, Varoufakis claimed that investor George Soros had asked Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to fire Varoufakis...

Kammenos, in Moscow, Promotes Strategic Relations with Russia

Greece's Defense Minister Panos Kammenos is in Russia as part of a two-day official visit, spanning Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, prior to meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, Kammenos visited the memorial of the unknown soldier in central...

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...

Kammenos: ANEL Will Leave Greek Coalition Government Over Macedonia Name Deal

Panos Kammenos commented on Sunday that the name deal granting FYROM permission to call itself “North Macedonia” is the "last straw" for his party. Kammenos stated that thus far, “We cooperated to save the country,” speaking of the ANEL party's...

FYROM Accuses Greece's Defense Minister of 'Spreading Fake News'

The government of FYROM hit back at Panos Kammenos, Greece's defense minister and outspoken opponent of the Prespa agreement, saying that he is "spreading fake news" in claiming that some lawmakers in Skopje were bribed to vote for the...