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Ankara claims taking back seat, for now

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey on February 6, the government in Ankara seems to have shelved its claims against Greece and is keeping a low profile regarding Greek-Turkish relations, which are, at least for now, not high on the election agenda in the neighboring country. 

Serbia: 9 migrants found among aluminum rolls in truck

Serbia's customs authorities said Friday they discovered nine migrants hiding among aluminum rolls in a truck headed to Poland from Greece.

Customs officers on Serbia's border with North Macedonia spotted the migrants on Wednesday during a scan that showed human silhouettes in the back of the truck, a statement said.

Alternative facts on TV

The term "alternative facts" was coined by Kellyanne Conway, a senior White House aide in Donald Trump's administration, when she tried to justify a lie by then press secretary Sean Spicer, who claimed that the crowd assembled in Washington, DC for Trump's inauguration in 2017 "was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration" in person in the world (January 22, 2017).

PM meeting Meloni and Costa, seeking alliances

Amid the fallout from the Ukraine conflict and recent financial turmoil, Greece arrived at Thursday's regular European Council meeting in Brussels hoping to have a discussion on the new framework for fiscal policy conduct at the level of heads of state.

A kingdom lost over a nail

There is a story I heard years ago; a nail in the shoe of a horse was loose but the person in charge neglected to fix it. One day invaders entered the country, and a soldier was ordered to gallop to the country's capital and alert the army.

SYRIZA slams government over State Department report

SYRIZA press spokeswoman Popi Tsapanidou has taken aim at the government over a recent US State Department report on the human rights situation in Greece.

The best days of the Greek economy are ahead of us says the PM

"The European Council of March will have as its main issue the competitiveness of the European economy," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday upon his arrival at the Brussels summit.

Sakellaropoulou: Greek foreign policy geared toward peace and prosperity

Greece will defend its sovereignty and security, while adhering to a foreign policy that remains geared to peace and prosperity, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said Thursday in a message to diaspora Greeks ahead of the March 25 national holiday celebrating the launch of the 1821 war of independence against Ottoman rule.

Menendez says Turkey doesn’t ‘deserve’ to get F-16 jets 

Bob Menendez, US Senator and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sharply criticized Turkey on its stance towards NATO enlargement, its relations with Greece and Cyprus, and its human rights record, saying it does not "deserve" to acquire new fighter jets from the United States.

From card-carriers to technocrats

After the tragedy in Tempe, when two trains collided head-on, it is clear that the main issue of the pre-election period will not be economic policy, the coronavirus and the jump in prices due to the war in Ukraine.

Sense of calm prevails in the Aegean

The improvement of relations between Greece and Turkey and the sharp decrease in tensions is not only at the diplomatic level but also, and almost in tandem, with the operational situation on the ground.

In addition to the opening of channels of communication, both sides have also reached an informal agreement to limit military exercises in the Aegean to the absolute minimum.

Greek Ambassador: Bulgaria is our Most Important Economic and Trade partner in the Region #AmbassadorTalks

Diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Greece were established in 1880, developed gradually over the years, and today they are at an exceptional stage of maturity.  They develop constructively, showing an upward trend in all areas, especially after the accession of Bulgaria to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in March 2004 and its membership in the EU from January 1, 2007.

After Greek rail disaster, trains gradually restart

Train services in Greece resumed Wednesday for the first time since a deadly rail disaster three weeks ago, and just a day after the embattled conservative prime minister announced an early election for May.

The February 28 head-on collision, the deadliest in the country's history, killed 57 people and left dozens injured, with nine still hospitalized.

Greece to have elections in May, PM says

Greece will hold general elections in May, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a television interview on Tuesday.

The conservative government's four-year term expires in July, and Mitsotakis was widely expected to call an election in early April.