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Greece’s National Security Council overhauls the military leadership

The National Security Governmental Council (KYSEA), Greece’s top decision-making body for foreign affairs and defense matters, decided in an extraordinary meeting on Friday, to proceed with  substantial changes to the military leadership. Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Konstantinos Floros, retires and is replaced by Lieutenant General …

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National Security Council (KYSEA) discussed terror attacks in Israel, impacts on Greece & the region

Greece’s National Security Governmental Council (KYSEA), the country’s top decision-making body on foreign affairs and defense matters, discussed on Thursday the Hamas’ terrorist attacks in Israel and the situation in the Gaza Strip, along with their effects on Greece and the wider region, the government spokesman said. The emergency meeting, …

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Foreign Affairs & Defense Council extends tenure of General Staff Chief

Greece’s Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) has extended the tenure of General Konstantinos Floros as chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), it was announced Monday. Floros, who first assumed office in January 2020, will serve for another year. Lieutenant General Angelos Houdeloudis was appointed chief …

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Greece’s National Security Council decides to expand Evros fence

Greece’s top Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) decided on Tuesday evening to expand the fence along the Evros river, the natural border with Turkey, and to enhance patrols with all available means. Chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the meeting focused on the pressure Greece faces at its …

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Greece decides to decongest hotspots, change asylum procedures

The mass arrival of migrants and refugees on Lesvos two days ago, alerted the Greek government with Prime Minister Kyrakos Mitsotakis to have called for an urgent meeting of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) on Saturday morning. Decongestion of the hotspots on the islands, and especially …

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PM Tsipras calls on extra Gov’t Council meeting to explore tension in East Mediterranean

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras interrupted his pre-elections campaign on Sunday and called for an extraordinary meeting of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA). According to reports, the meeting will focus on developments in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and Turkey’s drilling activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone of …

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PM Tsipras replaces chiefs of Fire Service, Police over Athens wildfires tragedy

In an extraordinary meeting of the Greece’s Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) on Sunday afternoon, the chiefs of the Fire Service and the Police were replaced. The decision comes 14 days after the deadly wildfires where at least 90 people lost their lives in an area just …

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Greece approves upgrade of F-16 Fleet with US, worth €1.1billion

In an extraordinary meeting, Greece’s Government Council of Defense and Foreign Affairs (KYSEA) approved the program for upgrading 85 fighter jets F-16 of the Hellenic Air Force. The program is worth 1.1 billion euros and has been approved after the US accepted the Greek proposal for payment in installments. The …

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Turkish EU Minister claims Greek Agathonisi island is … “Turkish land”

Turkish Minister  of European Affairs, Omer Celik, claimed on Wednesday that the Greek island of Agathonisi in the Aegean Sea was …”Turkish”. Speaking to a Turkish television channel, Celik  said  that Agathonisi “belongs to Turkey. It’s Turkish land.” Agathonisi is a small Greek island and municipality located at the northernmost …

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