NEWS Cyprus

Guarantees a sticking point before Cyprus summit

Despite a new push for progress in Cyprus peace talks ahead of a conference in Crans-Montana in Switzerland, the Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot sides appear to remain at loggerheads on the key issue of guarantees. 

NEWS Diplomacy

Bulgarian leader backs EU prospects of Balkan states

In an interview with Sunday’s Kathimerini, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev expressed his support for the nations of the western Balkans joining the European Union, noting that this would boost regional security, as long as they fulfil the conditions for membership.

NEWS Crime

Officers to be reassigned over Papademos bomb

Nearly a month after Lucas Papademos and two other people were hurt after the former prime minister opened a letter bomb in his car, the Greek Police (ELAS) is planning to relocate the officers who had been entrusted with checking his mail that day, Kathimerini understands.

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Greek folk dancers showcase customs in Germany

Members of a Greek folk-dancing group perform during the International Folklore Festival in Bautzen, Germany, in this photograph published on Friday. The festival, which ends on Sunday, brings together groups from around the world showcasing their customs and traditions. This is the 12th installment of the biennial festival and it will culminate with a big party. [Filip Singer/EPA]