Greece

Mitsotakis explains upcoming Greek-Turkish talks, pace of vaccination rollout to his MPs

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in an address to his New Democracy MPs stressed the need  to bolster «national self confidence» which he said has characterised the country's response to severe challenges from the COVID-19 epidemic to foreign affairs.

Mitsotakis offered his views on  Greek-Turkish relations and stressed the need for the exploratory talks.

Greek president praises Olympic medallist for breaking abuse silence

Greece's president praised Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou for dissolving "a conspiracy of silence" by reporting a historic allegation of sexual assault by a sports official.

Bekatorou, who won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics, told the Greek edition of Marie Claire last month that she had suffered the abuse in 1998 when she was 21.

Celebrating 200 years of friendship

When the clock struck midnight on January 1, people around the world expressed relief at reaching the end of 2020. While I shared that sentiment, I also felt the excitement of Greeks anticipating the arrival of 2021, which marks 200 years since the beginning of the creation of the Modern Greek state.

Turkey and us

We are always wondering whether international developments are favorable for Greece. 

However, whoever holds the reins in Washington or in Europe, whoever sees Greece's interests favorably, the country is doomed to have to talk to Turkey. 

Diplomatic communication, of course, does not mean bargaining, especially over those claims that Athens does not even discuss. 

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