International Court of Justice
Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis briefed party leaders Friday on his visit to the US and key national issues. There was reportedly agreement on Greece's red lines, as well as the need to keep channels of communication open with Turkey, which under certain conditions could lead both countries to the International Court of Justice to resolve their differences.
Mitsotakis says Greece, Turkey should go to Hague court if agreement is impossible
In a no-holds-barred interview with To Vima's political reporter Dimitra Kroustali, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis indicated that Greece sees resorting to the International Court of Justice as a way to resolve existing disputes with Turkey.
With Turkish provocations escalating in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranen there is a growing debate in Greece about taking differences to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.
That is a long and arduous road as it presupposes that the two sides agree about what will be adjudicated out of Turkey's long list of demands and challenges to Greek sovereignty.
New Democracy MP and former foreign minister Dora Bakoyannis has proposed that the European Union establish a "special partnership" with Turkey based on the precondition that Ankara accepts the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice in The Hague with the aim of reaching a settlement on the issues of continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) with Greece.
The head of the Serbian Office for Kosovo and Metohija added that the document's goal was to "collapse the dialogue."
"What they have adopted has nothing to do with intent to reach an agreement. This is a wish-list of the separatists in Pristina, an unrealistic document aimed at bringing down the dialogue and ruining it," Djuric told a press conference.