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Economist survey shows democracy in Greece improved in 2022

The quality of democracy in Greece recovered in 2022 after a decade of decline due the economic crisis, and despite the recent wiretapping case, according to the annual report of the Economist Intelligence Unit based on the Democracy Index.

Akar in new anti-Greek tantrum

Straight from the playbook of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Defense Minister Hulusi Akar engaged in new a round of accusations against Greece on Thursday, claiming it is "escalating provocative actions."

Once again he reiterated the Turkish claim that Greece "is violating treaties by militarizing its islands with demilitarized status," during a visit to eastern Turkey.

Drawing a line

Greece's latest conviction by the European Court of Human Rights over the case of the former general secretary of public revenues draws a line for the country's political system that it ought to have drawn on its own: looking for scandal in order to sully the reputation of your rival should never reach the point of violating the presumption of innocence. Politicians are not prosecutors. 

Antisemitism in Greece

Along with the rest of the world, Greece last week paid tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Events were held, documentaries screened, interviews published and lectures given, many of which were emotionally laden with memories of the terrible ordeals of World War II that led to the eradication of almost 90% of the country's Jews.

Greece’s defense doctrine 27 years after the Imia crisis

27 years ago the Imia crisis brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war. Almost three decades later, a lot has changed in terms of Greece's defense doctrine. Today, as Turkey's President Erdogan brings tensions in the Aegean to a boiling point, the lessons from this crisis are more important than ever.

Blinken’s Athens visit limited to bilateral format

The visit by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Athens on February 21 will take place in a strictly bilateral framework, despite initial suggestions from Athens for a resumption at a ministerial level of the 3+1 format (Greece, Cyprus, Israel plus the US).

Japan Tobacco head praises PM for promoting investments

The chairman of Japan Tobacco Inc (JT), Mutsuo Iwai, praised the leadership of the Greek government for promoting an investment-friendly environment during a recent visit to Tokyo by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a JT announcement said on Wednesday.

Anastasiades thanks Greece for helping contain Turkish revisionism

Outgoing Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades expressed his gratitude on Wednesday to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for the government's diplomatic support in curbing Turkish revisionism in the region.

FM hails Israeli stance on Greek sovereignty

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias expressed his satisfaction during his visit to Jerusalem on Tuesday that the government of Israel clearly stood up for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and sovereign rights of Greece.

SYRIZA demands dissolution of Parliament, elections now

Greece's main opposition party on Tuesday demanded the dissolution of Parliament and immediate elections, accusing the conservative New Democracy government of being "morally and politically compromised."