Greece and Turkey: The day after Dendias visit in Ankara

By |2021-04-16T12:26:07+03:00April 16th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

The Greek minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, concluded his visit in Ankara, on Thursday, after meeting with his counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two sides agreed to meet again in Geneva at the end of April “to work together to improve Turkey-Greece relations" as the Turkish Foreign [...]

Greek Patriot anti-aircraft system in Saudi Arabia

By |2021-04-14T23:16:42+03:00April 14th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Greece is expected to finalise a deal with Saudi Arabia for the deployment of a Greek Patriot anti-aircraft system next week, Reuters news agency reported stating two government officials in Athens. Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos are due to travel to Riyadh next week to sign the agreement, one of the [...]

Nikos Dendias is packing his bags for Ankara

By |2021-04-15T15:57:51+03:00April 12th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Nikos Dendias is packing his bags for Ankara by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The visit of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias to Ankara and his planned meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu was announced when the 62nd round of Greek-Turkish exploratory talks was held in Athens (March 16). The announcement of the Dendias-Cavusoglu meeting, with [...]

Is a new set-up possible in Central and Eastern Mediterranean?

By |2021-04-15T16:00:18+03:00April 5th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Is a new set-up possible in Central and Eastern Mediterranean? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Three successive stops will mark the efforts of Greece to negotiate the waters of Central and East Mediterranean throughout this April, pregnant with change. The first is quite near: Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias are to visit [...]

Greece: 200 years of Independence

By |2021-04-15T15:58:36+03:00April 3rd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

In 2021 Greece celebrates the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821. Celebrations culminated in the military parade in Athens on 25 March. Though deprived of its usual crowd due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parade was attended by a number of distinguished guests. Among them Britain's Prince Charles and his [...]

Of EU summiteering and delicate equilibria

By |2021-04-15T15:59:18+03:00March 29th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Of EU summiteering and delicate equilibria by Antonis D. Papagiannidis Europe, the EU, European integration is supposed to thrive in adversity – to forge ahead in times of crisis. When the debt crisis struck, instruments such as the ESM were formed. Now, with the Covid-19 pandemic underway, Next Generation EU was agreed upon based on [...]

Ryanair invests in Greece- Opens new bases

By |2021-04-15T16:03:29+03:00March 24th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Ryanair announced further expansion in Greece with three new summer bases in Corfu (two aircraft), Chania (one aircraft) & Rhodes (one aircraft), offering 107 routes in total, including 46 new routes to help boost air traffic and the tourism industry as vaccination programmes continue and Europe re-opens in time for the Summer holiday season. Ryanair’s [...]

Greece lifts ban of flights from Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia

By |2021-04-15T16:04:11+03:00March 24th, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Starting Monday, April 5, Greece resumes flights to and from its three neighboring countries: Turkey, Albania and North Macedonia. As the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority announced, flights from Albania and North Macedonia will be allowed to land in any Greek airport (not just at “Eleftherios Venizelos” Athens International Airport as it is currently the case). [...]

Waiting for the March 25/26 Summit

By |2021-03-22T12:23:20+03:00March 22nd, 2021|Online news / Blog|

Waiting for the March 25/26 Summit by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The March 25/26 European Council has been ever since the December 10-11 Summit a matter of high expectations on part Greek public opinion as well as - in a more focused way - on part of the Greek political class. The reason for such centrality [...]

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