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Eleven years after the abandonment of the trans-Balkan oil pipeline project designed to take Russian crude through Bulgarian territory to Greece, effectively bypassing the Bosporus Strait, the proposal is again the subject of talks between Athens and Sofia.


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17.11.2022 / 21:41

Omer Celik, spokesman of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party, recently went too far, comparing Greece to the Islamic State (ISIS).


07.11.2022 / 09:39

In the runup to a crucial European Union summit in Tirana in early December that will determine the fate of the Western Balkans, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Vice President for the European Way of Life Maragaritis Schinas are on the tour path, visiting the candidate countries.


01.11.2022 / 08:38

The heads of state of the European Union and the Western Balkans are scheduled to meet on December 6 in Tirana to discuss the region’s future, at a time when the dramatic developments in Ukraine are threatening to reactivate the Balkan “rift,” among the many other repercussions of the war.


24.10.2022 / 22:27

The start of the commercial operation of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) that transports natural gas from Greece to Bulgaria was a relief for our northern neighbors.



16.10.2022 / 11:25

A few days after two schools in Tirana were shut down on the orders of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – according to Turkish media – because they were, apparently, “terrorist hubs” run by exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama traveled to Ankara to meet with the Islamist leader.


30.09.2022 / 14:06

Empress Catherine the Great’s decree ordering the Greeks of Ukraine to relocate from Crimea to present-day Mariupol has vanished after Russian troops occupied the city and bombed the museum housing it.


17.09.2022 / 22:35

Just 13 years old, and he was turned into a migrant smuggler, carrying Syrian asylum seekers who had slipped into Greece over the Evros border with Turkey to Thessaloniki. On the way to the northern port city, he lost control of the car he was driving and crashed.


19.08.2022 / 20:41

The incident with the rescue of the 38 irregular immigrants from a small islet in the Evros River in northeastern Greece developed into a mini domestic political crisis. The opposition discussed the incident in a high tone, accusing the government of indifference, inhumanity and even lack of patriotism. It is true that the claims and […]


15.08.2022 / 18:59

Turkey reacted to the Greek Parliament’s decision to constitute an expanded electoral body, comprising 33 Islamic clerics from the Muslim minority of Thrace, who will form an advisory board that will scrutinize the candidates for the role of muftis.



01.07.2022 / 22:43

Our neighbor Bulgaria is languishing in an endless political crisis, from which the way out is not quite visible. A few days ago, the pro-Western coalition government of Kiril Petkov collapsed, taking with it his vision of reform.



24.06.2022 / 09:37

A recent decision by the so-called “Advisory Committee for the Turkish Minority in Western Thrace” to expel two of its most popular members reveals the role and clout within the bowels of the Muslim minority of Thrace of extra-institutional mechanisms that act on the orders of the Turkish Consulate in Komotini.