International relations

Former PM to pay tribute to late Cypriot leader Glafkos Clerides

Former socialist prime minister Costas Simitis is expected to hail the "exceptional cooperation" he had with late Cypriot President Glafkos Clerides during his tenure, when the two politicians achieved a "wise distribution of roles" that yielded results - Cyprus' accession into the European Union - according to a statement released ahead of an event in Nicosia on Saturday to mark 100 years sinc

Greece to send note verbale to Germany over war reparations

Greece will soon send a so-called note verbale to Germany, repeating a long-held demand for war reparations for the crimes committed by Nazi Germany in World War II, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told parliament on Wednesday, during a debate on a relevant report presented by a House committee.

Forging a common policy line

Everyone agrees: Dramatic changes in the region (relations between the United States and Turkey, developments in the Eastern Mediterranean) will have a decisive impact on Greece in the coming decades. The conjecture warrants consensus in the hammering out of Greek foreign policy in the face of nascent tectonic changes.

Cyprus’ former foreign minister looks back on career

Cyprus' former foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides spoke of the need to engage with the Cyprus problem without fear or prejudice during a book launch event on Friday.
The book, titled "30 Years Present: Ideas and Thoughts on our Cyprus," recounts his experiences in politics from government spokesman to EU lawmaker to foreign minister.

PM Dancila meets Vietnamese PM: We agreed to speed up procedures on conditions to carry out exports of Romanian products

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila carried out discussions on Monday, at the Victoria Palace, with a governmental delegation of Vietnam, led by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, agreeing to speed up the national procedures for establishing the necessary conditions to carry out exports of Romanian products of animal origin, honey and beekeeping products on the Vietnamese market.

Turkey calls for national reconciliation and peace in Sudan over coup against Bashir

A crisis in Sudan after a military coup against Omar al-Bashir should be overcome peacefully through "national conciliation," President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on April 11, adding that Turkey supports the continuation of "deep-rooted" relations with the African country.