NEWS Politics

PASOK chief criticizes Tsipras in wake of US visit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s official visit to the United States fell short of upgrading strategic ties between Athens and Washington, PASOK chief Fofi Gennimata has said, while criticizing a reported 2.4 billion dollar deal to upgrade Greece’s fleet of F-16 fighter jets.

NEWS Migration

234 refugees relocate from Athens to Lyon

A group of 234 refugees departed from Athens to Lyon, France, on Wednesday under the European Union’s relocation program which is co-implemented by the Greek office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

NEWS Migration

Greece to take back ‘Dublin case’ by end October

Greece is expected to accept back the first asylum seeker since the reinstatement of the so-called Dublin Regulation – requiring any asylum bid to be processed by the EU nation in which the applicant first arrives – by the end of October, reports said Wednesday.

NEWS Defense

Defense minister reacts to criticism over F-16 deal

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has reacted to criticism from opposition New Democracy following reports of a 2.4 billion dollar deal to upgrade the F-16 aircraft in Greece’s Air Force announced during Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's visit to the United States.

NEWS Politics

Trump points to investments, backs debt relief amid F-16 deal

Addressing a joint press conference at the White House with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump hailed Greece’s economic recovery, pointed to “immense opportunities” for investment in Greece and underlined the need for “responsible debt relief” for the country. 



Greek PM meets US president in White House

President Donald Trump, right, meets with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on Tuesday, October 17. [Susan Walsh/AP]