The history of Greece's foreign policy is a litany of strategic successes and missed opportunities. The same applies to the foreign policy of the European Union. Our national failures stem from the toxic combination of populism and fear of political cost. The failures of the EU usually result from diverging national interests among member-states.
Germany's foreign minister has offered backing for North Macedonia's efforts to start membership talks with the European Union, after a minority of EU members blocked the process.
Heiko Maas said Wednesday that the EU "has to open the doors" to the Balkan country and said the people of North Macedonia should not be disappointed with the setback.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to meet with North Macedonia's Zoran Zaev and Bulgaria's Boyko Borisov on Thursday on the sidelines of the Thessaloniki Summit 2019, a business event organized by the Federation of Industries of Greece.
Mitsotakis' first meeting with Zaev was on September 24 in New York, on the sidelines of a United Nations meeting.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with North Macedonia's Zoran Zaev on November 14, on the sidelines of the Thessaloniki Summit 2019, a business event organized by the Federation of Industries of Greece (SBE).
Their first meeting was on September 24 in New York, on the sidelines of a UN meeting, as part of Mitsotakis' contacts with leaders from the western Balkans.