Posts tagged as Greece

Estonian President Kaljulaid is attending the meeting of the Arraiolos Group in Greece

Friday, October 11, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a one-day working visit to Athens today to discuss security, economic and migration issues with the heads of state belonging to the Arraiolos Group. In addition, the Estonian Head of State will have a bilateral meeting with Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland, to talk about the climate crisis, multilateralism and Brexit. The Arraiolos Group is known as a series of informal meetings that began…

1 missing, 6 dead in storm in northern Greece

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A search and rescue operation was underway in northern Greece Thursday for a fisherman missing after a powerful storm left six people dead, including two children, and injured about 140. The violent storm in the northern Halkidiki peninsula on Wednesday night ripped up trees and power pylons, tossed vehicles and left swathes of debris across the coast. The 62-year-old fisherman took his fishing boat out in the afternoon and had…

Greece investigates display of Nazi symbols at Estonia game

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Greek prosecutor is investigating the display of a Nazi symbol by home fans during a Greece’s match against Estonia in Athens in the UEFA Nations League, the Associated Press reported. The investigation by a prosecutor for racist violence was ordered Tuesday following a complaint by Greece’s Sports Minister Giorgos Vassiliadis. Photos from Sunday’s match at the Athens Olympic Stadium showed a small group of black-clad Greek fans displaying a…

US considers more troops and drills in Greece

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The United States may increase drills and rotate more troops through bases in Greece, which offer logistic support for U.S. forces within range of hot spots in northern Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, America’s top military leader said. Greek officials have raised the possibility of expanding U.S. access to those bases, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters in Athens on Tuesday. “(They) made a…

EU mobilizes support following devastating fires in Greece, Sweden and Latvia

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre is working 24/7 and is in constant contact with the authorities of Greece, Sweden and Latvia which have all requested EU support following the unprecedented forest fires which are raging across Europe, the European Commission reported on Tuesday. Following the devastating fires in Greece that took at least 60 lives, according to the latest news, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker spoke to…

Greece investigates arson as death toll of resort fire rises higher

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Greek government has voiced suspicions of arson as the possible cause of the tragic wildfire of July 23 that took the lives of not less than 83 people and burnt down the seaside resort village of Mati. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reported on Thursday, July 26, that the toll from Greece’s deadliest wildfire in decades feared to rise further some 300 firemen and volunteers were searching the area for…

Greece And Macedonia Agree On New, Acceptable Name For Latter To End Dispute

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The governments of Greece and its neighbouring country Macedonia have reached an agreement on the name of the latter to end a decades-long dispute that has blocked Macedonia’s aspirations to become part of NATO and the European Union. British public broadcaster BBC reports that after 27 years of talks – and many protests – they have settled on the name Republic of North Macedonia, or Severna Makedonija in Macedonian dropping…

ACO Legal Conference held in Greece

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The 11th Allied Command Operations (ACO) International Legal Conference is underway in Greece bringing together senior military and civilian legal advisors from across NATO and Non-NATO nations from May 7 – 10, 2018. The aim of the conference is to develop an understanding of special aspects of International Law while offering a unique opportunity to engage with experts and debate the legal approach to current challenges. “When I look at…

Greek defense chief in Estonia: We are working to solve common challenges

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Chief of the Hellenic National Defence Staff Adm. Evangelos Apostolakis concluded a two-day visit to Estonia on Friday, saying that both Greece and Estonia are working in the name of solving common challenges. Apostolakis on Thursday lay a wreath at the foot of the War of Independence Victory Column in Tallinn’s Freedom Square and met with Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces Gen. Riho Terras, with whom he discussed joint cooperation…