Greece’s conservative New Democracy party has a very important part to play right now. The country needs a strong opposition that is in tune with developments, so it would be a very big mistake for this big center-right party to enter a period of navel-gazing at this juncture.
Only a few hours after his unofficial visit to Crete, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gave an interview to Kathimerini in which he warned that the EU migrant deal will collapse should Brussels fail to deliver on visa-free travel.
Would the Donald Trump phenomenon exist were it not for the web and social media? The answer is no. The eccentric mogul would not have got even as far as competing for the Republican party’s presidential nomination.
The director of Greece’s Public Power Corporation (PPC), Manolis Panayiotakis, has written a letter addressed to the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (ESEE) to complain about the debts the electric power company is owed.
The events in Greece’s neighborhood in the past few months, centered on the upheaval in Turkey, point not just to the instability but also the complete fluidity that is prevailing in international relations.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s upcoming visit to Greece could mark a turning point in bilateral relations between the two countries, as the circumstances today have absolutely nothing in common with those of the past.
People have the chance to row "Olympias," a reconstruction of an ancient Athenian trireme, a ship commissioned in the Greek Navy, in the southern suburb of Faliro in Athens, Greece, on Sunday. [Michalis Karagiannis/Reuters]