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Greece, Spain under pressure to provide Ukraine with air defense systems

Greece and Spain are under significant pressure by their EU and NATO allies to provide air defense systems to Ukraine, according to a report in the Financial Times. European leaders personally urged Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Spanish counterpart during a summit in Brussels last week to supply …

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Greece joins NATO’s missile-defense European Sky Shield initiative

Defense Minister Nikos Dendias will sign an agreement for Greece’s accession to the NATO missile-defense project European Sky Shield initiative on Thursday in Brussels. The Sky Shield air defense system, initiated by Germany, intends to bolster NATO’s protective capacity over Europe. Dendias also announced that he will have the opportunity …

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Greece assumes command of permanent NATO naval force SNMCMG2

Greece’s Navy Captain Fotis Paraskevas took over the command duties of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Maritime Group Two (SNMCMG2) with the handover ceremony taking place at the Naval Base La Spezia in Italy on Friday,  the Hellenic National Defense General Staff announced on Monday. Italian Captain Ettore Ronco transferred …

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Greece, Bulgaria, Romania agree to extent NATO’s Fuel Pipelines Network

Defense Ministers of Greece, Bulgaria and Romania have agreed on Wednesday to extent NATO’s Fuel Pipelines Network towards the Alliance’s East Flank. The three ministers Nikos Dendias, Bulgarian Todor Tagarev and Romanian Deputy Minister of Defence Simona Cojocaru. signed a letter of intent on the sidelines of NATO defense ministers …

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Greek MoD calls for NATO unity in solidarity with Israel against Hamas

Greece’s Defense Minister Nikos Dendias has reaffirmed Greece’s solidarity with Israel in the wake of “Hamas’ barbaric attack,” urging all NATO alliance members to adopt a resolute position on the matter. In comments to journalists ahead of NATO defense ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, Dendias emphasized that Greece understands …

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Greece files demarche with NATO over Congratulation message to Turkey

Greece filed a demarche with NATO’s General Secretariat to protest a congratulatory message to Turkey for its 1922 victory over Greece in Asia Minor. The message was posted on social media by the Headquarters of the Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) in Izmir. ZAFER BAYRAMINIZ KUTLU OLSUN! LANDCOM wishes a happy …

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Menendez praises Alexandroupolis as “major defense and energy hub”

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez called the East Mediterranean as a “promising region” during the 1st East Macedonia & Thrace Forum in Alexandroupoli, examining the role of the region in upgrading Greece’s geopolitical footprint. In a video message, he highlighted the prospects of the region despite the …

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Senators ask Biden to link F-16 sale to Ankara to NATO enlargement

Two US Senators are asking President Joe Biden to link the issue of NATO enlargement with the request submitted by Turkey for the upgrade and purchase of new F-16 fighter jets. In the letter authored by Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Republican colleague Thom Tillis of North …

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Turkey postpones indefinitely NATO talks with Sweden, Finland

NATO has indefinitely postponed talks with  Finland and Sweden at Turkey’s request. The talks were scheduled for February. Their applications have already been approved by 28 alliance countries, but Hungary and Turkey have not ratified them. NATO membership negotiations between Turkey, Sweden and Finland have been postponed indefinitely at Ankara’s …

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Greece FM sends letters to UN, NATO over absurd Turkish claims

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will send letters to all members of the UN Security Council and to the UN Secretary General, as well as the secretary general of NATO, in the wake of the unprecedented statements made by Turkish officials’ in recent days. The statements made by the Turkish …

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“No sanctions for Greece’s S-300,” says USA as Turkey attempts an issued within NATO

There is no risk of sanctions for the S-300 anti-missile system located in Crete, the US State Department clarified on Thursday. The statement comes as Turkey tries to create an issue against Greece within the NATO  claiming an S-300 “locked” a Turkish F-16 fighter jet last month. Responding to a …

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Port in a Storm: Enhancing US-Greece Cooperation at Alexandroupolis

“The USA and its NATO partners urgently need to capitalize on the opportunities offered by the port of Alexandroupolis and by Greece more generally,” says an analysis of the significant strategic role of Greece after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The analysis has been prepared by  the Jewish Institute for National …

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