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US lawmakers table amendment to block sale of F-16s to Turkey

A bipartisan group of US legislators have filed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prevent the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey if Ankara continues its territorial overflights and air space violations in the Aegean. The amendment was submitted to Congress at the initiative of …

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Coast Guard prevents 5 boats with over 450 migrants to enter Greece

Alarm in the Aegean Sea: five boats with dozens of migrants onboard attempted to illegally cross into Greek territorial waters in the early morning hours of Monday. The Greek Coast Guard spotted the boats between the islands of Chios and Samos and th operation is still ongoing on Monday noon. …

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Greek Minister blocks extradition of Turkish journalist Kaya

Greek Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis intervened in the extradition case of  Turkish journalist Turgut Kaya. With a ministerial decision issued on Saturday, Kontonis froze the extradition  the extradition process ordered by a Greek court earlier this year. The Turkish journalist, aged 45, has been on a hunger strike since the …

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Greek farmers in protest mood, plan to block roads and national highways

Greece’s farmers are angry and in protest mood claiming that their problems have not been solved by the government. During a meeting of the Pan-Hellenic Block Committee in Larissa, Central Greece, over the weekend, representatives from several farmers’ organizations decided to start their mobilizations as of January 20th 2018. The …

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PM Tsipras: Austria’s initiative “unacceptable”, he threatens to block all EU decisions on Refugees

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threatens to block all EU refugee decisions if Greece will be left to deal with the crisis alone. Commenting on Austria’s initiative to hold a West Balkan Conference on Migration, Tsipras described it as “unacceptable”. PM Tsipras said he will block all decisions at an …

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Varoufakis threatens top EU court action to block Grexit

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis threatened that Greece can take the EU and the Eurozone (?) to European Court of Justice in order to block a Greek exit from the euro area. “They cannot drive us away from the eurozone,” Varoufakis told UK’s Telegraph.   The Finance Minister said that the …

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