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07 July, 2020
 

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Mitsotakis makes Israel his first destination

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is traveling to Israel today on his first foreign visit since the coronavirus outbreak. ...
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V-E Day marked the turning point towards a democratic, prosperous, and peaceful future

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe in World War II - “V-E Day.” This is a day to remember and ...
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We will defeat our shared pandemic enemy and rise stronger in its wake

The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against Covid-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, new ...

Israel-Cyprus medical cooperation and innovation in the time of coronavirus

The world’s population is currently facing a major crisis. Governments are taking drastic measures to curb the spread of ...

Cooperation and Transparency Needed to Fight COVID-19

In today’s age of social media, it has unfortunately become normal to see false information reach a broad audience ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The era of asymmetric threats

Kyriakos Mitsotakis would never have expected to star in a Greek edition of the perfect storm. Yet fate and events have ...

Greek-US ties and the East Med

By Lieutenant General Thomas Trask On the occasion of his meeting last month with President Donald Trump in Washington, ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Serious planning, not tough-guy posturing

For many years, Greeks appear to have made a habit of taking everything apart
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Tsipras versus the US and Trump's intervention

Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras’ critical stance toward the extension of the defense cooperation agreement between Greece ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Tough dilemmas in Greek-Turkish affairs

Turkey’s claims in the Aegean were first brought to the table in 1973 and have escalated ever since, reaching successive ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Attracting investments, relations with Turkey: A new chapter?

On a diplomatic level, the main event was Mitsotakis’ meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two leaders ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Safeguards against climate change

Climate change has become the main concern of the younger generations, and it seems it is the main issue that can spur them ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Mitsotakis in New York – opportunities, substance, results

This week will see the first appearance of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the United Nations General Assembly. He ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Time to seek security guarantees

Diplomatic cliches rarely reflect reality, though in the case of Greek-American relations, they are indeed in the best place ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Greece-Israel, beyond the elections

The divided Israeli society has once again failed to reach a clear decision. The results of Tuesday’s elections have cast ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Looking for true followers

Surely it is time for Greece’s most affluent citizens to step up, not out of self-interest, but in order to help the country ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The next six months are crucial

Since July’s general election, there has been a sense of optimism regarding the country’s course, especially in business ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The uncertain landscape to the east

One of the Greek government’s biggest problems is its inability to get a clear reading of Turkey’s or rather of President ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Adults in the theaters

The film has been dismissed outright and its director, Costa-Gavras, until recently hailed as one of Greece’s top filmmakers, ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Greece and the US: Commitments and credibility

The signals coming from the two centers of power in the United States, the president and Congress, are often conflicting, ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Singing from the same hymn sheet

I feel that the success of the New Democracy administration will largely depend on Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ ability ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Authoritarian, divisive, hard right?

A few days ago, the New York Times published an opinion piece on political developments in Greece on its front page in which ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Substantive debate and ministers who listen

All of the participants on the Committee for Public Administration need to be applauded for the outcome. The former minister ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Tangible rewards for alliance-building

Greece's military spending has shrunk dramatically as a result of the crisis, widening the defense gap with Turkey. Successive ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

Message not received, over!

The upcoming Anastasiades-Akinci meeting on Friday will be extremely important for the future of the Cyprus settlement process, ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Greece 2021

Milestones often present opportunities and the upcoming 200-year anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The first visits to Washington and Jerusalem

It’s only three weeks since Nikos Dendias took over the foreign affairs portfolio, but he has already sent a pretty clear ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

With courage and moderation

It is often said Greece’s post-dictatorship era ended with SYRIZA’s defeat. But how will we now close the accounts of the ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Early signs of civility and consensus

Despite some natural degree of skirmishing and isolated criticism, rays of civility, consensus and cooperation are breaking ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

Still surrounded 45 years later

We are living through a series Waterloo battles with the government pretending not to know about it and delusional politics ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The ‘public interest'

Greece can really take off. The economy has already reached its lowest point and is now poised for a spectacular rebound. ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

No time for mixed signals

We are entering a very thorny patch in Greek-Turkish relations. Turkey’s activities within Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone ...
Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

Cyprus, diplomacy and the dizzying gas effect

The spin on political developments in Cyprus has had a dizzying effect on the public but state institutions seem unshaken ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Golden Dawn voters, women and Mitsotakis

Some foreign journalists have in recent days made two negative observations regarding New Democracy’s victory in the July ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

The extent of betrayal

Forty-five whole years later and the image of dead bodies stacked onto a semi-trailer dump cart with watermelons has stuck ...
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