Eurozone to approve next tranche disbursement to Greece shortly, per Brussels official

Finance ministers of the eurozone are expected to approve the disbursement of the next tranche to Greece – 5.7 billion euros – within a few days and possibly as soon as the Eurogroup on February 19, according to an official source [...]

NATO SecGen Stoltenberg makes call for de-escalation of tension in the Aegean

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made a call on Thursday for the de-escalation of tension in the Aegean. Asked about a recent incident involving Greek and Turkish patrol boats near the Imia islets during a press briefing in Brussels, [...]

PM Tsipras: Greece will not tolerate any questioning of its sovereign rights

“Greece will neither allow nor tolerate any questioning of its territorial integrity or its sovereign rights; Greece is not playing games,” stated Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during his speech to Coast Guard officers on Thursday, [...]

Tsipras,Yildirim discuss Imia incident, agree to lower tension

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday that incidents like the one in the region of Imia on Monday “directly undermine Greek-Turkish relations.” “The prime minister noted rigorously [...]

Greece issues demarche to Turkey about boat ramming incident off Imia

Greece filed a strongly-worded demarche with the Turkish embassy on Tuesday, following the ramming by a Turkish patrol boat of a Greek Port Authority off-shore vessel in the Imia islet area before midnight on Monday. The Port Authority confirmed [...]

GUE/NGL: Turkish obstruction in Cypriot waters violate EU territorial integrity

Turkey’s refusal to allow an Italian gas drill ship to enter the Republic of Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) has been condemned as a flagrant violation of the principle of the territorial integrity of states, as well as the [...]

Commission calls on Turkey to refrain from creating tension, after drillship incident

The European Commission on Monday called on Turkey to refrain from “tensions, threats or actions” that affect good neighbourly relations, following an incident over the weekend at the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Turkish [...]

Federation of Hellenic Enterprises wants more simplification of fast track procedures

The Federation of Hellenic Enterprises (SEV) wants a further simplification of the laws of licensing procedures for investments overall but especially so that regions with lower income and smaller investments may be included in fast track licensing [...]

Greece and FYROM complete 7th round of consultations on the confidence-building measures

Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) completed on Friday the seventh round of the consultations on the confidence-building measures (CBMs) in Skopje, the foreign ministry said. The agreed areas of cooperation included [...]

Moscovici: Everyone must help Greece exit its loan programme successfully

Greece and its partners must all work for the country’s successful completion of the fiscal adjustment programme, EU Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said after a meeting with Economy and Development Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou and [...]