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US Lifts Sanctions on Greek Tankers After Pledge to Respect Venezuelan Embargo

The US Ambassador to Athens welcomed the announcement by the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) to cooperate with the United States' sanctions on Venezuela until there is a change in that country’s regime. "I greatly appreciate the latest statements and...

PM Mitsotakis Meets With Venezuela's Guaido and President of Iraqi Kurdistan in Davos

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his full support for the people of Venezuela on Friday during a meeting in Davos, Switzerland with Juan Guaido, the opposition leader and President of the country's National Assembly. Guaido has been officially recognized...

New Greek Government Recognizes Guaido as Venezuela's Interim President

One of the first initiatives taken on Friday by the new Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, was to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president. The previous leftist administration of Alexis Tsipras had an ambivalent stance on the issue. Whereas,...

Foreign Minister Says Greece "Aligned With the EU" on Venezuela

Greece is aligned with the European Union's stance regarding the Venezuelan crisis, Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos stated on Wednesday. “In the Venezuelan crisis, Greece is aligned with Europe and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs...

Greek Anti-Maduro Activist In Emotional Appeal for His Release (video)

A Greek national who is an outspoken opponent of Venezuela's regime has appealed for his release from a Colombian prison, where he is being held after Athens issued an arrest warrant through Interpol in July of 2018. Antonis Vathiotis appealed...

Greece's Ruling SYRIZA Party Urges International Community to Mediate Venezuelan Crisis

Greece's ruling left-wing party of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) issued a statement on Tuesday evening commenting on the dramatic developments in Venezuela. SYRIZA noted in its statement that the only way forward is dialogue and democracy, urging...

Greek PM Tsipras Lauds Bolivian Left's "Success Story"

Greece's prime minister Alexis Tsipras warmly welcomed Bolivian president Evo Morales to Athens on Thursday, declaring that his efforts are inspiring to the Left throughout the world. "Evo Morales continues, from his position of governmental responsibility, to realize true social...