Following continued negotiations, the long-awaited agreement between Greece and FYROM on the name of the latter was achieved, paving the way for the country’s entry into NATO. The agreement that the name of FYROM will be “Republic of Northern Macedonia, while gratifying the European partners, has prompted strong reactions in Greece and in FYROM, where […]
FYROM and Greek governments are in a race to reach an agreement ahead of the June Summit, as EU and NATO are expecting a common solution. And while the meetings between the two countries are positive and seem to go well, there is no sign of immediate solution to the issue.
At a time when the scenario of early elections is an intense subject of discussion, statements by government representatives that the measures already agreed can not be implemented, make it difficult for all parties to find arguments for their election campaigns.
The increase of refugee flows in Greece during the last two months, makes it imperative to conciliate with Turkey. Could that be possible at a time when relations with the neighboring country are tense with no signs of improvement?
The news about the country’s “clean exit” from the memorandum, that imply that after the exit the country is going to be under enhanced observation, which was not the case for other countries that left the programme, have sparked intense debates about the need for early elections.
In a time of intense turmoil in Greece-Turkey relations, the allies of the country are valuable. A misguided statement, however, is likely to hurt the alliances of Greece, as the statements of the deputy minister, Of the National Defense regarding the purchase of two French frigates, was defied by France. Are good relations with Europe […]
The Turkish elections are approaching, while Greece-Turkey relations remain tense as the ongoing Turkish provocations are an everyday phenomenon. Could it be that Greek elections are also close?
At the crucial summit between the EU and Turkey in Varna, Bulgaria, the main topic of discussion was Turkish provocation. The president of Turkey T. Erdogan, does not seem willing to relinquish any issues. Within this political climate, the Ministry of Defense of Greece and the armed forces have been put on an ¨orange¨ alarm.
The EU members unanimously condemned Turkey’s behaviour and stood by the side of Greece and Cyprus at the last European Council in Brussels. On the other hand, after the meeting of the two Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries, the Macedonian issue seems to have taken a direction towards normalization and is one […]
In a period of provocative statements and acts from Turkey, the tension between Greece and the neighbouring country continues, with the Turkish leadership threatening to start a war. The prolongation of the imprisonment of the two Greek soldiers in Andrianoupolis, as well as the decision of the Greek judges not to extradite the 8 Turkish […]