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Israeli envoy to Greece warns Iran against strike

Amid global fears of a large-scale upheaval in the Middle East, Israel's ambassador to Greece, Noam Katz, warned Iran not to attack Israel, saying it has the ability to react decisively.

Speaking at the ninth Delphi Economic Forum in Greece, Katz said Israel is a strong country, with "very strong defense measures and the ability to react." 

Androulakis lashes out at PM for ‘avoiding’ TV debate

Socialist PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis criticized Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday for refusing his challenge to a televised debate ahead of the European Parliament elections in June, alleging that the conservative leader is avoiding scrutiny over fraud allegations.

German police shut down pro-Palestinian gathering over hate speech fears

German police cut the power and shut down a conference of pro-Palestinian activists on Friday after a banned speaker appeared by video link, organisers said.

The three-day Palestine Congress, promoted by pro-Palestinian groups including former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis's DIEM25 party, said it aimed to raise awareness of what it called Israel's "genocide" in Gaza.

Kasselakis vows to close gap with ND in European elections

SYRIZA will close the gap with ruling New Democracy and "shock Europe and the country" in June's European Parliament elections, its leader, Stefanos Kasselakis, has told the Delphi Economic Forum.

Describing polls are a "snapshot with a lag," the main opposition leader said it was his responsibility "for the renewed SYRIZA to put forth a new governance team as well as program."

Sofia Summit: European Nationalist Parties Converge for "Revival" Conference

In a move drawing attention across Europe, Bulgaria's pro-Russian, Eurosceptic, and nationalist "Revival" (Vazrazhdane) party is set to host a conference in Sofia, titled "The New Leaders of Europe." Gathering representatives from nine countries, the event aims to unite nationalist parties under a common banner and shape the future political landscape of the continent.

Beleri unlikely to be ND candidate in European Parliament elections

Fredi Beleri, an ethnic Greek mayor-elect in Albania sentenced to two years in prison in March for vote-buying, is unlikely to be a candidate for the European Parliament with Greece's ruling party, New Democracy, in June's European Parliament election, Kathimerini understands. 

Steering clear of political gambles

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is undeniably correct about one crucial aspect in his recent statements: Greece cannot afford to indulge in political experimentation. It cannot risk a casual approach to voting, a tendency often witnessed in European Parliament elections.

Is Turkey itching for tension? Officials fear so

The Foreign Ministry opted for a mild response Wednesday to Turkish allegations that Greece is undermining the climate of relatively good relations, but officials increasingly believe that the Turkish government, partly due to domestic political pressure, may opt, at a time of its own choosing, to return to the period of high tension that prevailed from 2020 to 2023.

ADMIE: Israel wants linkup acceleration

Israel's authorities requested the acceleration of procedures for the implementation of the Great Sea Interconnector project (Greece-Cyprus-Israel), in the section of the Cyprus-Israel power linkup.

The director general of the Energy Ministry, representing the government of Israel, stated that this is an important priority of the Israeli government to advance the project.

Eurostat and the shielded economy

Managing public opinion is one of the tasks of every government. Some governments understand this process as a necessary, continuous, systematic explanation of their strategy to the country's citizens, to make it understandable and remove any unavoidable obstacles to its implementation. 

PM Mitsotakis meets with his Montenegrin counterpart Spajic

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reaffirmed Greece's commitment to supporting the European Union integration efforts of Western Balkan countries during his Wednesday meeting with Montenegro's Prime Minister Milojko Spajic.

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