Politics of Greece
"The European perspective of the Western Balkans, which has been the basis of US engagement in the region for more than 20 years, has not changed and will not change", Matthew Palmer, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and US Special Representative for the Western Balkans said.
US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt on Monday said that Greece is making "great strides towards creating a more welcoming business climate for investors and entrepreneurs," praising the recently elected government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for "exceeding expectations" and doing "a tremendous amount of work to advance the reform agenda," the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency
European politics Professor George Pagoulatos has been named the new director general of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), replacing Dr Thanos Dokos, who was appointed deputy national security adviser to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the think-tank said on Friday.
Greek MPs have approved a government bill aimed at easing pressure on the Aegean islands by speeding up asylum procedures and returns of migrants not meriting international protection to Turkey.
The bill was backed by MPs from New Democracy and the center-left Movement for Change alliance. SYRIZA, the Greek Communist Party (KKE), Greek Solution and Mera25 voted against.
I am not sure why Kostas Karamanlis has decided to resume an active public role at this point in time. Following his recent speech at the Society for Macedonian Studies in Thessaloniki, he is due for another appearance next Wednesday at City, University of London, while he may also speak at Tufts Fletcher School in Boston at a later date as well.