'Despite the continuous assurances of my Turkish counterpart that Turkey is honouring its commitments from the Joint Statement of 2016, Ankara is brazenly violating it not only proclaiming that the borders are open, but also helping thousands of unsuspecting people to reach our land or sea borders,' the Greek foreign minister said.
Cyprus' energy minister categorically rejected calls by those who want Turkey to be an equal partner despite its lawless actions and to put Cyprus’ hydrocarbons drilling programme on hold pending a solution of the Cyprus problem.
The foreign minister dismissed opposition criticism that the government has not been pro-active enough in dealing with Turkey.
«Είπα στον στρατάρχη Χαφτάρ πως η Ελλάδα είναι έτοιμη να βοηθήσει την επόμενη ημέρα στη Λιβύη είτε με δυνάμεις για να υπάρξει ανακωχή, είτε με βοήθεια για άρση του εμπάργκο όπλων. Ολα τα παραπάνω αποτελούν συνεισφορά στο μέλλον του λιβυκού λαού. Θέλουμε να είναι μια σύγχρονη δημοκρατική χώρα»
Greece can lead the effort to bring along its Balkan partners on an outward-looking path of self-confidence.
Mitsotakis has tapped Ioannina MP Konstantinos Tasoulas, a protégé of the late conservative ND leader Evangelos Averof, as the next Parliament Speaker.
Deputy speaker, Tasia Christodoulopoulou said that from now on every bill will be put to a rollcall vote so all 16 independent MPs can speak.
'We do not permit the neo-Nazis and murderers of Pavlos Fyssas [a Greek antifascist rapper murdered by Golden Dawn] to defend the Constitution., said ex-justice minister Stavros Kontonis.
Skopje says that the amendments will be incorporated in the country’s basic law once the Greek Parliament approves the protocol for FYROM’s admission to Nato.
MP Andreas Loverdos says Skopje changed the order of events in the agreement and will incorporate the amendments in its constitution only after the Greek parliament approves FYROM’s Nato accession.