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Greek PM Mitsotakis Delivers Historic Address to U.S. Congress

On Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivered a historic address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, the first ever by a Greek leader. Senators and Representatives offered multiple standing ovations for a speech that had it all:...

Daylight Saving Time in Greece Begins on Sunday

The daylight saving time will begin in Greece and the rest of the European Union this coming Sunday. At 03:00 Greeks will set their clocks to 04:00 as daylight saving time always goes into effect on the last Sunday of March. Often...

George Tsunis Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Greece

Greek-American George J. Tsunis has been officially confirmed by the United States Senate as the next Ambassador of the United States to Greece following a voice vote late in the evening on March 10, 2022. Tsunis is a personal friend...

Senate to Hold Hearing for George Tsunis as New US Ambassador to Greece

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for George Tsunis the US Ambassador nominee to Greece on Wednesday, January 12. The Committee, under the chairmanship of Senator Robert Menendez, will be called to decide whether Tsunis meets...

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Warns Turkey of New Sanctions

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and its Chairman Bob Menendez warned Turkey on Monday of new sanctions if it carries out its threat to purchase more weapon systems from Russia. “We were crystal clear when we wrote the CAATSA...

US Senator Menendez Visits Greece to Affirm Strategic Relationship

US Senator Robert (Bob) Menendez (D-NJ), who is visiting Greece, met with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens on Thursday. Menendez, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been a consistent supporter of Greek positions and with...

US-Greece Defense Act Approved by Senate Committee

The US-Greece Defense Act, which will boost support for Greek military modernization, has passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Senate Mandates Sanctions on Turkey; Overrides Trump’s Veto

The Senate voted to override President Trump's veto of a defense bill on Friday, mandating sanctions on Turkey.

Paul Sarbanes, the Greek-American Giant of the US Senate, Passes Away

Paul Sarbanes, the Greek-American politician who over many decades championed Hellenic issues in the US Senate, passed away on Sunday. He was 87. Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) announced the passing of his father by saying “My father, Senator Paul S....

University Senate Saves Semester by Extending Teaching Until Summer

The Senate of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens announced that the duration of the academic year will be from December 16-August 9. The academic semester was considered to be lost. However, the Senate’s decision managed to save semester. In...