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Greece-Israel, beyond the elections

The divided Israeli society has once again failed to reach a clear decision. The results of Tuesday's elections have cast the country back into a cycle of negotiations. Center-left Benny Gantz and conservative incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu are weighing their options, while former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman is pursuing the role of potential kingmaker.

A condemned dogma

The idea that rivals sometimes need to be put in jail so that a party can win an election has well and truly been condemned. Judgement on politicians, not least prime ministers, is passed when the ballots open. This was the case in the summer with Greece's previous premier.

ND, SYRIZA making inroads into KINAL territory

Developments at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) confirmed that Greece's political landscape is gradually reverting to the traditional bipolar system of yesteryear, a system that came to an abrupt end with the country's financial meltdown.

Regained credibility

It is happening sooner than anticipated: Two major Greek companies - namely oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum and OTE telecom - are preparing to borrow hundreds of millions of euros from the markets. Meanwhile, the country is about to rid itself of the expensive loans granted by the International Monetary Fund and plans to tap financial markets.

Editorial: The dangers of an oil war

It is common knowledge that our world is becoming ever more unpredictable and insecure.

An unexpected attack in a regional clash is enough to spark global tumult.

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Mitsotakis, Kurz agree on need to boost external EU borders

Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke on the phone with Austria's Sebastian Kurz on Tuesday afternoon, who wanted to be briefed about the increase in migration flows in recent weeks.

Cavusoglu urges restraint over tension

Our meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu took place at the Palm Beach Hotel in Famagusta on September 9, the day he entered the fenced-off town of Varosha with Turkish-Cypriot "Foreign Minister" Kudret Ozersay. It was the first time a Turkish official had entered the city since it was captured by the Turkish Army on August 14, 1974.

Seamen's union calls 24-hour ferry strike for September 24

The union representing the country's seamean on Tuesday called a 24-hour strike for September 24 in a bid to protest certain provisions of a so-called growth bill being discussed in Parliament. 

As a result of the action, there will be no ferries from 6 a.m. next Tuesday until 6 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Dendias and Maas discuss migration problem

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (r) and Greece's Nikos Dendias take questions from reporters Monday following talks in Berlin. Maas praised the steps taken by Greek authorities to address the migration problem and urged Ankara to honor an agreement for migrant returns that it signed with the European Union in 2016.

Mitsotakis, Trump meeting scheduled for September 24 in New York

A meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US President Donald Trump has been set for September 24, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported on Monday, citing sources.