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NATO Mission with 4 frigates & 1 supply vessel informally launched in the Aegean

“The NATO ships have already started informal patrols in the Aegean,” Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos told the media on Tuesday morning short before he left Athens on a Chinook helicopter in order to festively inaugurate four hot spots on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Leros and Samos. According to …

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Hearts & Hugs: Eurogroup loves …Greece! What happened?

I have no idea whether these warm Eurogroup feelings towards Greece have something to do with the upcoming Valentine. Most probably not. But Dijsselbloem & Co had rather some praise for Greece and not the usual sour expressions in their faces. Eurogroup Chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem upon arriving: “The Greek program …

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Tsipras calls Merkel: YES to NATO provided it operates within Turkish territorial waters only

German Chancellor Angela Merkel apparently discovered THE solution to bypass Greece’s objections to European conservatives’ proposals for joint Greek-Turkish patrols in the eastern Aegean Sea. Angela Merkel discovered the NATO and wants the involvement of the North Atlantic Treaty to halt the refugees and migrants flow to Europe. During her …

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NATO calls on Turkey and Russia to “Calm down”, Ankara gets Obama’s support

NATO called on Turkey and Russia to show restraint as tensions rise in the wake of the downing of a Russian jet near the Turkey-Syria border on Tuesday morning. After a meeting of the diplomatic representatives at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that the military …

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Are alarm bells ringing over Greece approach to Russia?

It seems that alarm bells have started to ring in the USA, the NATO and also in Europe over Greece’s approach to Russia. Hardly had the new coalition government came into power and the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias wrangled with the European Union over a statement concerning sanctions against …

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These Turks are crazy! They issue NOTAM to use a.o. Limnos island as “Firing Exercise Area”

A diplomatic ‘war’ broke out between Greece and Turkey, after Ankara issued a NOTAM to “reserve” a large part of the Greek airspace over the Aegean Sea for military exercises and use international air space, Greek FIR and the south part of the island of Limnos as “Firing Exercise Areas” …

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Greece is ready to “fulfill its international obligations” against Assad-regime

While the countdown for an US-led operation against Syria has started, Greece reassures its NATO allies, it was ready to assist in an operation against the Assad regime. “Greece is ready to fulfill its obligations,” deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) told the press after a meeting with Defence Minister …

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