The Netherlands, alone in its tough stance, wants stricter conditions, including country-specific economic criteria, that are politically unacceptable for Rome, because they would make it look as being under EU economic supervision, even though the pandemic is not Italy’s fault.
One response to the Libya-Turkey accord, which if accepted would block Turkey from drilling southeast of Crete, is to submit to the UN the coordinates of Greece’s continental shelf.
Greece must seek the broadest possible support in Europe. It must pursue and achieve a clear condemnation of Ankara's actions at the December 12-13 EU summit.
Despite the symbolism of the US departure, the US is one of the largest polluters in the world.
In a country where secularisation prevailed, Notre Dame has become a point of reference for both the faithful and people who are not religious because it symbolises our common achievements.
Foreign diplomats – including US Ambassador Pyatt - have expressed concerns over a military “accident” due to the large concentration of firepower, heightened tensions in the region.
It was first in Greece that supercilious political forces of imprudence, self-deception, and illusion won the day.