Comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday regarding Greece’s lingering name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) were very important, but not because he claimed that efforts to revive the talks were linked to Washington’s desire to see the small Balkan state’s accession to NATO.
It would be hard to disagree with comments made by the UN mediator in Greece’s name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Matthew Nimetz, who said Sunday that “there’s nothing totally new, there’s no new magic, we know what the problems are.”
A debt relief deal after the current bailout program expires in August will mean fresh commitments from Athens toward its international creditors and not a so-called “clean exit” as the government anticipates, outgoing Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) chief Thomas Wieser told Kathimerini on Sunday.
Greece, Cyprus and Israel are the United States’ three most dependable allies in the Eastern Mediterranean and form the front line of defense for significant American interests, at a time when relations between Washington and Turkey are particularly tense, says American Hellenic Institute (AHI) president Nick Larigakis.
Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou visits the Greek Archaeological Fund’s (TAP) workshop of casts, copies and replicas in Athens, on Wednesday. Koniordou and newly appointed TAP president Athena Hatzipetrou outlined the fund’s main priorities for 2018. Among these is the introduction of electronic tickets at the country’s archaeological sites and public museums, which will be piloted in May at key sites in the capital and Crete, they said. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and National Bank have donated 1.2 million euros to this end. [Tatiana Bolari/Eurokinissi]