The metamorphosis of Greek-German relations
Public opinion plays a role in democracies. The extent to which polls influence the political decision-making process is a matter of dispute among experts. This applies to domestic politics, and also to foreign policy making. A majority of Greeks have a negative opinion of Germany. This is confirmed by several recent polls.
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Conductor Barenboim resigns from Berlin opera over ill health
World-renowned conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim said on Jan. 6 he was stepping down as general musical director of Berlin's State Opera due to deteriorating health, marking the end of an era at the fabled institution.
Scholz’s resounding message to Turkey: “Disputing sovereignty by a NATO partner is not acceptable”
A year ago, then chancellor Angela Merkel visited Athens, on October 28. Olaf Scholz chose the eve of the national holiday, which refers to the most traumatic chapter of Greek-German relations: the Occupation in World War II. The memory must be cultivated, but this chapter is closed, says the social democratic chancellor, like his predecessors, for Greek claims that are still on the table.
Video from 2018 goes viral: "Russians are controlling you" VIDEO
As reported by Jutarnji list, at that meeting, which was not ordinary, Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine were mostly discussed as the crisis hotspots at that time.
The NATO summit at that time was, namely, different because then US President Donald Trump made harsh criticisms regarding the funding of the Alliance, as well as Germany's dependence on Russian energy.
Putin rejoices: Dispute between the two European superpowers weakens European unity
German-French relations are shaken, and this is indicated by the cancellation of the planned meeting of the governments of the two countries, assesses the Viennese daily "Standard".
The newspaper said French President Emmanuel Macron canceled a meeting with the German government, which was supposed to be the first of its kind between the two countries.
LIVE Summit of the "Brdo-Brioni" process begins; Vučić also arrived
President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, is participating in the summit.
Croatian President Zoran Milanovi and Slovenian President Borut Pahor welcome the guests.
Vjosa Osmani also arrived. The members of the BiH Presidency efik Daferovi, Milorad Dodik and eljko Komi are also present. Immediately after them came the President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovi.
Winter will not be easy for Europe: Erdoğan
Europe will struggle this winter as Russia has choked off the supplies of natural gas that the continent depended on for years, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said.
"This winter will not be easy for Europe. It will be a very troubled winter. It will be a very heavy winter financially," Erdoğan told journalists on his presidential plane on his way back from Croatia on Sept. 8.
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Germany puts two nuclear plants on standby in energy U-turn
Germany has said it would keep two nuclear plants on standby beyond the end of the year in a policy U-turn, as the shut-off of Russian gas supplies sends Europe scrambling for energy sources.
PM Golob going to Berlin on his first bilateral visit abroad
Ljubljana – Prime Minister Robert Golob will be on a working visit to Berlin on Tuesday to meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in what will be his first bilateral visit abroad. They will talk current issues and further cooperation between Slovenia and Germany.
Berlin first bilateral visit for new foreign minister (background)
Ljubljana – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon will visit Berlin on Friday to meet her counterpart Annalena Baerbock. Fajon’s first bilateral visit will focus on the crisis in Ukraine, as well as bilateral cooperation, the EU and the Western Balkans, the Foreign Ministry said ahead of the trip.