Bob Menendez

America’s number one Philhellene

One of the most brilliant US Senators of the last half-century, Paul Sarbanes spent over three decades advocating steadfastly for Hellenic and Orthodox issues and setting the standard for the Congressional ideal.  When he approached retirement from the Senate in 2006, we posed the question, "What will we do for our issues when you are gone?"  He answered, "Make sure Bob Menendez is elected to t

Passing of EastMed Act heralds ‘new day’ in Greek-US relations

US Congress' approval of a spending package that includes the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019 signals a "new day in Greek-American relations," Senator Bob Menendez, one of the authors of the bipartisan legislation, told Greece's Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Thursday.

Is the US Congress coming through for Greece and Cyprus as it did in 1974?

Not since Turkey's aptly named "Operation Attila" - its 1974 invasion of Cyprus and its Srebrenica-style citizen executions and mass graves - have I seen a more just reaction from Capitol Hill. This time it's a reaction to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's acquisition of Russian S-400 missiles.

Dendias to meet Pompeo in Washington on Wednesday

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is travelling to Washington DC for the first time since taking office, to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with whom he will discuss bilateral and regional issues on Wednesday.
Dendias is also scheduled to meet with National Security Adviser John Bolton and Senator Bob Menendez.