Greece

Greece first to approve North Macedonia joining NATO
After holding up its admission for years, Greece became the first nation Friday to ratify North Macedonia’s membership of NATO
Iran criticizes Greece, Italy for not buying its oil despite US waivers
Iran’s oil minister on Tuesday criticized Greece and Italy for not buying its oil despite U.S. waivers and said they
Greece to ratify North Macedonia’s NATO membership this week
Greece is set to ratify North Macedonia’s accession agreement with NATO this week after the two countries reached a historic
Greek Premier to visit Ankara amid simmering tensions
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads to Ankara Tuesday in the latest effort to improve relations with regional rival Turkey.
Prehistoric tusk discovered in Florina mine
A prehistoric tusk was discovered on Wednesday at the mine of Amyntaion, Florina, by employees of the Public Power Corporation
Quake rocks Greek island, no major injuries reported
A strong earthquake off a western Greek tourist island early Friday morning was felt as far away as Athens, but
0 3 mins
Phantis
Feb 9, 2019

After holding up its admission for years, Greece became the first nation Friday to ratify North Macedonia’s membership of NATO after the two states resolved a decades-old name dispute last month.

NATO members signed the accord with North Macedonia this week, days after the Greek parliament endorsed an agreement between Athens and Skopje that changes FYR Macedonia’s name to North Macedonia.

Staring down strong domestic opposition from Greeks worried the Balkan neighbor was appropriating Greek heritage, the government of leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pushed the name change through parliament on Jan. 25.

Under NATO alliance rules, North Macedonian membership now has to be approved by each member state, giving Greek lawmakers the opportunity for another round of verbal jousting over the controversy.

“I feel we did our patriotic duty. We did what is right,” Tsipras told parliament during a heated debate Friday.

The dispute had frustrated North Macedonian attempts to join the…

The course of digital works in Greece was at the heart of the meetings on Tuesday between the Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information, Nikos Pappas and the commissioners of Regional Policy Korina Kretsu
/ Jan 23
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Monday plans to increase the standard minimum monthly wage by about 11 percent, the first such hike since the country’s debt crisis erupted almost a decade ago. The
/ Jan 29
“The Greek government is moving in a logical and wise manner,” German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said during a press conference in Berlin, referring to the strategy followed by the Greek government that is negotiating
/ Nov 13
Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, “The Favourite” has received a total of ten Oscar nominations, just a few weeks ahead of the 91st Oscars Award Ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, February 24th (Monday morning
/ Jan 23

On This Day

February 21 Recent days: February 20 - February 19

WORLD

Iran’s oil minister on Tuesday criticized Greece and Italy for not buying its oil despite U.S. waivers and said they had not offered Tehran any explanation for their decision. The United States granted the two
/ Feb 9
A global anti-corruption watchdog says the United States has dropped four spots in its list of nations’ anti-corruption efforts and is now no longer listed in the top 20 for the first time. Acting U.S.
/ Jan 29
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is telling his embattled Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, to “stand tall” in the face of national and international calls to step down amid a political crisis. Maduro’s opponents accuse him
/ Jan 25
Lyon’s archbishop, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin and five other figures are
/ 4 mins
Britain’s embattled Theresa May will make a push this week
/ 6 mins
Trade unions and farmers pledged Wednesday to join nationwide protests
/ 5 mins
Tensions between Greece and Turkey over the divided island of
/ 7 mins
Former FYR Macedonia prime minister Nikola Gruevski said on Tuesday
/ 2 mins
U.S. President Donald Trump launched verbal assaults Tuesday on France
/ 4 mins
9
Feb
on Greece
Iran’s oil minister on Tuesday criticized Greece and Italy for not buying its oil despite U.S. waivers and said they
14 secs 0

TOP

STORIES