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Kiran Stacey, the Washington, DC correspondent for the Financial Times, joins The Greek Current to look at the White House’s decision to lift coronavirus travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers, bringing an end to the series of travel bans first imposed by President Donald Trump 18 months ago.


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Vassilis Nedos, Kathimerini’s diplomatic and defense editor, joins The Greek Current to talk about the EUMED 9 summit, the defense pact that the US, Australia, and the UK signed in response to China’s growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, and what this deal means for Europe. 

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Energy prices in Europe have skyrocketed as economies emerge from the pandemic, boosting demand just as supplies are falling short. Even with mild weather in September, gas and electricity prices were breaking records day after day across the continent, with no relief in sight.


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Greece has created its first-ever ministerial post to exclusively handle the fallout from climate change in the wake of this summer’s devastating wildfires – and it has brought in a former EU crisis management expert for the role.



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Nikos Efstathiou, a journalist with Kathimerini, joins us to talk about Greece’s “vaccine diplomacy”, which has seen it deliver Covid-19 vaccines to countries such as Libya, Tunisia, Albania, North Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine, Kenya, Rwanda and Jordan.

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Hundreds of people gathered on Monday at Athens Cathedral to pay their final respects to Greek composer and politician Mikis Theodorakis, who was an integral part of the Greek political and musical scene for decades.



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US Senator Bob Menendez, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was in Greece and Cyprus last week and this week, in a visit that highlights the increasing strategic value of Greece and Cyprus for US policy in the region. The Hellenic American Leadership Council’s Executive Director Endy Zemenides joins The Greek Current to discuss the significance of Senator Menendez’s latest trip to both countries.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that his government may strike a deal with the Taliban to remain in Afghanistan by securing Kabul’s civilian airport. Dr. Aykan Erdemir joins The Greek Current to break down what Turkey’s potential engagement in Afghanistan might mean for Ankara and the West.


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This summer has highlighted a number of challenges the world is likely to face as a result of climate change – from the deadly floods in Germany and northern Europe, to heatwaves and wildfires that ravaged Greece, Turkey, and Mediterranean countries.

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Nektaria Stamouli, a correspondent with Politico based in Athens covering Greece, Cyprus, and the Balkans, joins The Greek Current to discuss the devastating wildfires that ravaged Greece this August, the government’s promises to restore areas impacted by the fires, and what reforms and steps experts are calling for in order to make sure Greece can more effectively tackle wildfires in the future.