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Greece and Egypt talk again about the electricity interconnection project

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday had an online meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The talks focused on the implementation of the project for an electricity interconnector linking Greece and Egypt, which is a strategic priority for both countries. The basis of the power link  is the Memorandum …

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Cyprus 5+1 talks in Geneva end in deadlock, as expected

The informal 5+1 talks on the Cyprus issue ended as expected: in a deadlock. The talks on the initiative of Secretary General of United Nations Antonio Guterres and outside the UN mandate  started in Geneva on Wednesday and ended Thursday noon. Guterres said after the talks that there was not …

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Greece and Libya agree to talk on delimitation of maritime zones, says Mitsotakis

Greece and Libya have agreed to hold talks on marking out their maritime zones in the Mediterranean Sea, Prime Minister Mitsotakis said on Wednesday, after a meeting with the president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed al-Menfi. In a statement after the meeting, Mitsotakis said the two leaders “agreed on …

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Exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey on Jan 25 in Istanbul

The Greek Foreign Ministry announced on Monday evening that the 61. round of exploratory talks with Turkey will take place in Istanbul on January 25, 2021. The Ministry tweeted: Ανακοίνωση ΥΠΕΞ: Ο 61ος γύρος Διερευνητικών Επαφών θα λάβει χώρα στην Κωνσταντινούπολη, στις 25/01 🔗https://t.co/mVtI0fbYwH — Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών (@GreeceMFA) January 11, …

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Greece expects more steps from Turkey before “dialogue”, says PM Mitsotakis

“The return of Oruc Reis to Antalya is a positive first step. I really hope this first step be followed by others,” Greek prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday during a press conference in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece. “If there are steps towards this direction, Greece is …

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Greece conveys NATO Council over Oruc Reis, talks with Turkey postponed

Talks between Greek and Turkish officials at the headquarters of NATO on how to avoid military escalation in the eastern Mediterranean have been postponed by two days to Sept. 10, Turkish Defense Ministry sources said on Tuesday without explaining the reason. However, the postponement came after Greece requested the NATO …

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Greek and Turkish officials to meet in Ankara for talks, says Turkish MoD

Turkish and Greek officials will meet in the capital Ankara in the coming days to address issues that have led to rising tensions, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday morning. “We try to solve problems with these [kinds of] meetings. Our work continues in this direction,” Akar said. …

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Greek FM Dendias in Libya for talks with Parliament Speaker Saleh

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias arrived in Tobruk on Wednesday morning for talks with the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Akila Saleh. The visit with the Libyan opposition was not scheduled. Citing diplomatic sources, media report that the visit is part of Greece’s “unremitting efforts to actively contribute …

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Greek and Turkish military complete round of Confidence Building Measures

Greek and Turkish military delegations completed talks on Confidence Building Measures aiming to ease tension between the two countries. The 5-day talks took place in Athens and completed on Thursday. The talks took place amid a series of daily provocations from Turkey that included violations of Greek air space and …

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UN Head Guterres seeks solution to Cyprus issue

Head of United Nations, António Guterres,described the informal talks he had in Berlin with Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, and the leader of the Turkish Cypriots, Mustafa Akıncı as “focused and frank.” In a statement, Guterres said among others that “both leaders welcomed my engagement and reaffirmed to me their …

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Basis for Cyprus talks but disagreements on serious issues remain, says….

There is common basis for talks, but disagreements on serious issues remain, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday after a 3-hour informal meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, the first after long time. The meeting of took place at the residence UN Special Representative Elizabeth Spehar in the …

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IMF officials in Athens to record performance of Greece’s economyt

Technical staff of the International Monetary Fund has arrived in Athens and will meet with Greek officials on Tuesday. The IMF officials will record the performance of the Greek economy and the government intentions after the end of the bailout agreements, amna reports. Citing sources, the state-run news agency notes …

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Macedonia name talks move forward, looks as if “Gorna Macedonja” qualifies

In his first historical visit to FYROM’s capital Skopje after the removal of Alexander the Great names and statues, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said he believes in a “honorable compromise” from which both countries will win. “You cannot get everything you have in your mind,” he said, following lengthy …

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Greece, creditors resume talks on “reforms” and “fourth review”

Greece and its foreign creditors resumed talks on Monday over a set of reforms the country needs to implement before its multi-billion bailout program expires in August. Privatizations, electronic property auctions, an elimination of tax breaks in certain islands, labor and energy sector reforms, and measures to make Greek public …

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Greece to launch platform for online foreclosures on Nov 29

The intention of Greek government to start online foreclosures on November 29 was reiterated at a meeting between government officials and the technical experts of the country’s creditors in the Greek capital. According to previous reports, the online foreclosures will be held for properties worth more than 300,000 euros. The …

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Groundhog Day: Cyprus reunification talks collapse in Crans-Montana on Turkey’s insistence

Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed amid anger and recriminations in the early hours of Friday, marking the end of  a 10-day long process in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. The United Nations had said that the talks in July was the “the best chance” for a deal to end …

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