The failure to reunify Cyprus while in office has been one of Jean Claude Juncker's big regrets, the European Commission President told the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper in an interview published on Friday.
Juncker, who spoke on Brexit and other issues, also found time to reveal his disappointment over the failure to reunify Cyprus.
The United States looks to Greece to "maintain stability" in the Eastern Mediterranean, former American ambassador to Greece Nicholas Burns tells Kathimerini in an interview. He adds that following the Prespes agreement, there are now no more obstacles blocking Greece from expanding its role in Southeastern Europe.
Ten years after Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) appealed to the International Criminal Court over debts owed to it by the Greek state for the C4I security system set up for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Greece has finally paid the firm 52 million euros, Kathimerini has learned.
The Turkish drillship Yavuz has withdrawn from the coastal waters off Cyprus, just south of the Karpasia (Kaspas) peninsula where it had aimed to prospect for hydrocarbons, it emerged on Tuesday.
The vessel moved to the Turkish port of Tasucu and is now located opposite the Karpasia peninsula for reasons that remained unclear.
In 2021, the annual conference of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), which will be attended by thousands of members, will take place in Athens instead of the United States, as part of its support for the recovery of the Greek economy and the promotion of a positive narrative for the country in the wake of the 10-year crisis.
Chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas is slated to fill the post of European Commission vice president, sources have told Kathimerini.
Schinas will become the first Greek to hold such a high-ranking position in the European Commission's top decision-making body.
The move is also seen as a vote of confidence in the new center-right New Democracy government in Athens.