Mitsotakis discusses primary surplus target, defence issues with top French, German ministers

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday breached the issue of reducing Greece's primary surplus targets as well as the so-called "smoothing mechanism," namely how surpluses are accrued from one accounting year to the next, during his meeting with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Turkey on Jan. 23 to discuss "all aspects" of bilateral relations.

The visit comes at the request of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the two leaders will also discuss steps for further developing cooperation between the two countries, Turkey's Communications Directorate earlier said in a statement.

Hundreds protest against new French bioethics bill

Three hundred protesters stood in the cold in front of France's Senate on Jan. 22 to demonstrate against a bill being reviewed there this week involving assisted reproductive technology.

The latest demonstration comes after thousands of opponents of the controversial legislation took to the streets of Paris on Jan. 19.

Forgetting Auschwitz: The Chilling Return of Anti-Semitism

Whereas ethno-nationalism and populism have been dominating debates for years — particularly since the Brexit referendum and US President Donald Trump's electoral victory in 2016 — the resurgence of anti-Semitism has been less discussed. And yet the evidence of this trend is abundant — and chilling.

Mitsotakis' scheduled meetings at Davos World Economic Forum

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will address two events and meet with investors during his visit to the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland, between January 23 and 24.

The following meetings will be held either as part of the WEF, or on the sidelines of the forum, which is devoted to global warming (all in Athens time):