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Alexandroupolis Port in Greece to Fall Under American Control

Greece announced on Thursday it had received two offers for the majority stake of the Alexandroupolis port, a key point of entry to Europe for arms and energy imports. One is by Quintana, an American company with interests in the...

Ancient City of Ephesus to Reunite with Sea After 2,500 Years

The ancient Greek city of Ephesus on the coast of Ionia, located in the western province of İzmir, is set to once again have a harbor on the Aegean coast, according to an ambitious new project. Turkish daily Hurriyet reports...

The Greek Origins of Marseille, France’s Oldest City

The huge port city of Marseille, France was founded by Greeks back in 600 BC, when the first immigrants established a trading colony.

US Forces Prepare for Largest-Ever Military Landing in Greece

US forces are preparing for what is described as the largest-ever military landing in Greece, which is scheduled for November at Alexandroupolis. A large number of helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), tanks, cannons, and artillery are expected to reach the...

Greece’s Alexandroupolis Elevated to Strategic Importance for the U.S.

The port of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece has assumed strategic importance for the U.S., the American ambassador to Greece said

Piraeus Becomes Top Container Port in Entire Mediterranean

Greece's port of Piraeus has now become the Mediterranean’s top container-handling port, it was reported on May 19. The port, located just outside Athens, handled the equivalent of 5.65 million 20-foot long containers in 2019, rising to become the top...

US Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmer: America Stands in Solidarity with Greece

The U.S. State Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Matthew Palmer, declared on Saturday from the border city of Alexandroupolis that "We are here to underscore our firm commitment to this project, to...

Athens to Reintroduce Ferry Connection Between Greece and Cyprus

The Greek authorities have recently given the green light for the reintroduction of a ferry connection between mainland Greece and Cyprus, a line that has stopped operating since 2000. The decision to speed up all necessary measures was taken following...

Iconic ''Ghost Tower'' of Piraeus Finds New Owner

The Consortium of Cante Holdings Ltd. was approved on Monday as the provisional winner in the bidding for ownership of the Piraeus Tower building. The economic commission of the municipality of Piraeus enabled the empty Commerce and Shipping Centre of Piraeus...

538 Passengers Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out on Igoumenitsa-Venice Ferry

A fire broke out onboard a ferry that had initiated its trip from Greece's Igoumenitsa to Venice in Italy. The fire broke out at the fourth level of the ''Olympic Champion's'' garage, affecting two trucks that were traveling on it. According...