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PM Tsipras in Thessaloniki for launch of pipeline construction

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Thessaloniki on Tuesday to attend and address a ceremony inaugurating the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), along with Energy Minister Panos Skourletis and other foreign dignitaries and officials.
May 16, 2016

Can EU migrant deal survive Turkey's political turmoil?

Senior European Union and Turkish officials are meeting to rescue the EU visa deal. Since the ousting of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the deal has started to unravel, with increasingly harsh rhetoric from both sides.
May 16, 2016

Migrants are avoiding Greece in effort to reach Europe

The rescue of over 800 migrants off the coast of Sicily over the past two days is emblematic of a new strategy by those desperate and determined to escape their war-torn native countries and enter Europe.
May 13, 2016

UEFA President quits after failing to reverse ban

Michel Platini will resign as the president of UEFA, European football's governing body, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport failed to overturn his ban. However, the court reduced the sanction from six to four years.
May 9, 2016

Current Greek counter-terrorism threat assessment

As long as Greece remains a ‘transit’ country rather than a ‘prestige’ target, the overall danger level will be lower than that of Belgium or France.
Ioannis Michaletos: May 9, 2016

Turkey's PM Davutoglu to step down

Turkey's prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, announced Thursday that he would not seek re-election as ruling party chief at the upcoming convention, which means he will leave office.
May 5, 2016

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter

With "Holy Fire," fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago.
U.S. News & World Report: May 1, 2016

Turkish planes carried out 29 violations of Greek air space on Thursday

Turkish military aircraft carried out 29 violations of Greece air space in the Aegean on Thursday, just days ahead of the Orthodox Easter. These included a flight over the islands Anthropofagi and Makronisi in the Fourni island complex by four Turkish F-16s at 29,000 feet.
April 29, 2016

Serbia's pro-EU Party wins general election

Serbia's pro-European Union prime minister, Aleksandar Vucic, has won a landslide victory in general elections, the country's electoral commission confirmed Monday.
April 25, 2016

Turkish court cases raise human rights concerns

In Turkey, the trials started on Friday for four academics charged with terrorist propaganda after signing a petition. The case also resumed for two prominent journalists facing charges of espionage and aiding a terrorist organization for an article they wrote.
April 25, 2016