One hundred years ago the guns of war fell silent on Turkish soil. May their menacing thunder never be heard again.
Erdogan clearly indicated that he got what he wanted from the deal regarding Sweden and Finland, and that declared he would leave the summit with his 'hands full'.
Turkey should be made to understand that the “gunboat diplomacy” of past eras has no place in the 21st century, Mr. Dendias noted.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kosovo asks Athens to play a mediating role in the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue, while emphasisng her country’s Western orientation.
Big energy giants that were conducting research in the region in question began to pull out. Just last week, a consortium comprised of Total, ExxonMobil, and Hellenic Petroleum decided to freeze seismic research to the south and west of Crete.
The change in America’s intentions and priorities should come as no surprise. It confirms that despite some doubling back by Washington, geopolitical developments in our neighbourhood remain exceptionally fluid.
The figure brings the number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in the country, since the beginning of the pandemic, to 792,239.
While noting the need for Turkey to respect the sovereign rights of EU member-states Greece and Cyprus, the Commission’s report calls on Ankara to peacefully resolve disputes, and if necessary petition the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
The declaration comes less than two weeks after Greece and France signed a mutual defence pact and even as Ankara has decided to send its Oruc Reis research vessel to the Eastern Mediterranean.
Merkel is leaving power without triumphant declarations and without self-delusion. When asked which was the toughest moment in her tenure she replied earnestly “when I demanded so much of the Greeks”. Asked what she would like future history books to say about her, the response was “that I tried”.
The next milestone in the convergence of the domestic with the neighboring electricity markets is the start of operation of the continuous intraday market on the Greek-Italian border and between Greece-Bulgaria in 2022.
Though first and foremost his role is that of spiritual leader, traditionally the Archbishop of America also is the informal leader of the Greek-American community, which numbers about three million but carries greater political weight than its numbers would indicate.
Ankara bases its objections on a 2019 MOU between Turkey and Libya (the government in Tripoli) on the delimitation of the two countries’ Exclusive Economic Zones, although they are not contiguous.
Greece today is proud of Yannis Antetokounmpo, but it was not always thus. As he said last year, drawing a barrage of curses and racist attacks from various brainless people, “It is difficult growing up in a country of white people.
Shareholders In the Sani / ikos group, in addition to the Andreadis family, which also controls the management, also include Oaktree Capital, Goldman Sachs, Hermes GPE, Moonstone Investments, and Florac.
Public registrations will start on May 19, 2021,10:00 a.m. Greek time and will be completed on May 21, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Greek time
Overall reduction of passenger traffic in the four months of 2021 by 69.4%.
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Annual Pollution budget and specific obligations per ministry. More ambitious goals for CO2 reduction, RES and energy efficiency in 2030, 2040, and 2050
The tribute was realized with the decisive contribution of the Hellenic Tourism Organization's (EOT) French Service and on the occasion of the official start of the tourist season in Greece for 2021.
The new notice (NOTAM) renews restrictions allowing only for passengers’ essential travel on domestic flights
The PMI closed at 54.4 points in April from 51.8 points in March
Kalamata is being discovered by German visitors.
German IT companies located in Ioannina are lauded by the Rheinische Post as are the remarkable and still untapped human resources of our country
The possible upgrades of the Greek economy with the help of the Recovery Facility may enable Greece to again play ball on the investment level.
Minister of Tourism Haris Theocharis accepted the “Global Champion Award for COVID-19 Crisis Management”
As of tomorrow, the number of countries from which Greece accepts travelers will increase to 12, provided they are either vaccinated or have a negative 72-hour coronavirus molecular test. Restrictions on domestic flights continue until May 10
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The German-language press is focusing on the efforts to open up Greek tourism, while also mentioning flights of asylum seekers to Germany and the action of Frontex
"Greece is suitable for personalized travel, because it has more than 3,000 islands, including the rocky islets", points out the columnist of the German newspaper
Οι Έλληνες ήταν γνωστοί με πολλά και διαφορετικά ονόματα στην ιστορία
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Despite concerns over recent Turkish backsliding on human rights, the EU has applauded Ankara’s recent withdrawal of vessels operating in disputed waters and restarting talks with Greece.
After three years without inter-communal dialogue and with Turkey stirring troubles from the Aegean to the Caucasus, the rise of the new Turkish-Cypriot leader does not presage positive developments.
Each time Erdoagn pushed the envelope a bit further because he knew that although Greece was complaining strongly the EU would not significantly change its posture.
Right after his election incoming Turkish-Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar dismissed the prospect of a federation (which the UN and the two sides had supported) and declared he wants a two-state solution.
Linde said that as a “guest” she would not engage in a dispute. “I would hope that everybody in Turkey will have the possibility to express their views as frankly as you are doing, minister. Thank you,” she said.
In light of Turkey’s erratic and dangerous policies and the policy of appeasement on the part of strong powers there is no room for complacency.
'The Trump administration must press Turkey to refrain from any further provocative actions in the region against Greece, including threats of force, to create the space for diplomacy to succeed,” Biden said.
A Commission, spokesman said that, 'The departure constitutes another welcome step towards de-escalation ... and we hope for similar and further moves in this direction.'
German Chancellor Angela Merkel opposed harsher language against Turkey, presumably in order to facilitate Germany's role as mediator between Turkey and Greece.
In a break with US diplomatic custom that if a Secretary of State visits Greece he or she will also visit Turkey and vice versa, Pompeo decided to visit only Greece, a move viewed as a stern message to Ankara,
European Commission apresident Von der Leyen said that on both the Greek-Turkish and migration issues Greece and Cyprus can count on the EU’s absolute solidarity.
Turkey demands the demilitarisation of the Greek Aegean islands so as to transform them into a “neutral zone”. He intimates that sovereignty over the tiny Greek island of Kastelorizo is disputable
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has repeatedly declared that dialogue is inconceivable before Turkey withdraws its forces from the area. He clearly ruled out the concept of diplomacy at gunpoint.
In addition MED7 leaders urged Greece and Turkey to dialogue. The seven leaders led by Emmanuel Macron are not prepared to accept Turkish hegemony in the Mediterranean.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told Reuters the Western alliance was considering so-called deconfliction measures to prevent naval accidents in an increasingly congested region, although he did not go into details.
Greece can steadily and hopefully proceed to gain its proper role as a stable force in the Southeastern Mediterranean and in Europe.
Before the decision to turn the museum of the Christian Basilica of Hagia Sophia into a mosque and yesterday’s NAVTEX (a navigational warning), since May, 2019, there were a series of provocative actions by Turkey
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French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stern message to Turkey criticising its activity in Libya but other EU states are not on board and there is no solid EU front against Turkey.
In the pre-coronavirus period he unsuccessfully tried to open many fronts at once but did not achieve the victories that as self-styled sultan he very much desired.
The wealthy states of Northern Europe and especially Germany, the Netherlands, and Finland continue to stubbornly refuse to adopt bold economic measures in the midst of a deadly pandemic.
Erdogan can do anything in the darkness that surrounds him but that is also his Achilles’ heel – the prospect of being destroyed by his megalomaniacal nature and abuse of the tools he believes he has at his disposal.
State services are mobilising, the country’s infrastructure appears prepared to manage the situation, and competent civil servants are in a state of readiness.
Provocative statements from Ankara certainly stir concerns and Turkey in the 21st century appears to be adopting an ever more aggressive stance toward its neighbours.
In direct opposition to the UN Convention Ankara has steadfastly maintained that islands have no EEZ, a position that was rejected by the US, France, and the entire EU among others.
The MOU expropriates a large chunk of Greece’s EEZ with the specious argument that islands such as Crete (which is much closer to Libya than any EU state or Turkey) have no EEZ.
In a rare diplomatic move Vice-President President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted a reception for the Greek prime minister which naturally was attended by Greek-American leaders and wealthy potential donors.
These are trying times for the world. Greece needs more than ever new alliances and collaborations that are sufficient to ensure its forces and capabilities.
No one can ignore the fact that a new energy map in which Greece will have a leading role is being drawn up.
By opening a corridor for the procurement of gas EastMed is expected to contribute decisively to safeguarding the energy sufficiency and security of EU member-states.
'The new pipeline will increase the geopolitical weight and surplus value of Greece and Cyprus in the Mediterranean and give strategic depth to our cooperation with Israel,'the Greek PM said.
Mitsotakis described EastMed as a very important energy project, which is the result of a key trilateral collaboration that extends beyond the energy sector.
In the face of Turkish provocations which are no longer limited to Greek-Turkish affairs, Greece has every reason to maintain the stance of a calm force.
Inspections were conducted at restaurants, cafeterias, bars, internet cafes, refreshment bars at theatres, and nightclubs.
The Act reaffirms the importance to the US of maintaining its strategic partnerships with Israel, Greece and Cyprus.which are cooperating on the EastMed gas pipeline from the Mediterranean to Europe.
Since the Battle of Navarino in 1827 Greece has never been alone. Most recently during the 1996 Imia crisis the US intervention to defuse the situation was definitive.
The aim is to block Ankara’s attempt to create de facto situations – by delimiting EEZs in an illegal manner - that threaten the interests of regional countries and international players.
Another move that puts a damper on Ankara’s designs is the planned signing on 2 January of an inter-state accord on the construction of the EastMed pipeline.
Greece are set to complete and update a 1977 agreement to delimit the two countries’ continental shelf.
Brexit will certainly create an opportunity for the 27-member EU to discuss its future prospects and to deal with internal differences.