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Turkish aggression is NATO’s “Elephant in the Room”
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Turkish aggression is NATO’s “Elephant in the Room”

Panos - Aug 04, 2020

The warships were escorting a vessel suspected of smuggling weapons into Libya, violating a United Nations arms embargo. Challenged by a French naval frigate, the warships went…

Turkish envoy says France suspending role in NATO naval mission
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Turkish envoy says France suspending role in NATO naval mission

Panos - Jul 02, 2020

Turkey’s ambassador to France on Wednesday said that Paris had informed NATO it was suspending its involvement in a naval operation in the Mediterranean after a probe…

Greece 3rd in NATO spending
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Greece 3rd in NATO spending

Panos - Dec 04, 2019

Greece is third after Bulgaria and the US in terms of relative military expenditure in NATO as it spent 2.28% of its GDP in 2017, with the…

Greek PM meets Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday & Trump on January 7th
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Greek PM meets Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday & Trump on January 7th

Panos - Dec 03, 2019

Greece’s prime minister says he will ask other NATO members at the alliance’s London summit to support Greece in the face of fellow member Turkey’s attempts to…

Turkey, not Trump, is the biggest threat to NATO right now – Analysis
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Turkey, not Trump, is the biggest threat to NATO right now – Analysis

Panos - Dec 03, 2019

Tuesday’s NATO summit in London marks 70 years of the world’s longest and most successful military alliance. However, behind the smiles and handshakes, there will be serious concerns about…

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Majority of Germans want Turkey kicked out of NATO: survey

Panos - Oct 31, 2019

A majority of Germans believe that Turkey should be expelled from NATO over Ankara’s military offensive in northern Syria that began in October, according to a survey…

NATO & Russia are flexing their military might right next to each other: Here are the 25 most powerful militaries in Europe
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NATO & Russia are flexing their military might right next to each other: Here are the 25 most powerful militaries in Europe

Panos - Oct 17, 2019

NATO member and partner forces are in Norway for a sprawling military exercise called Trident Juncture — the largest since the Cold War, officials have said. Russia…

NATO researchers used social media to learn details of a military exercise & manipulate troops!
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NATO researchers used social media to learn details of a military exercise & manipulate troops!

Panos - Feb 26, 2019

NATO affiliated researchers recently conducted a test to see whether they could use some of the same social media techniques Russia famously used in an attempt to…

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Greek, Turkish DMs meet in Brussels on sidelines of NATO meeting

Panos - Feb 14, 2019

New Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis was meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar at roughly noon (local time) in Brussels, on the sidelines of a NATO…

NATO: Accession protocol for “North Macedonia” to be signed on February 6
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NATO: Accession protocol for “North Macedonia” to be signed on February 6

Panos - Feb 04, 2019

The Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg announced that the accession protocol of “North Macedonia”, as he calls FYROM, would be signed on February 6. “On 6 February…

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FYROM NATO accession bill to be submitted in Greek parliament on Monday

Panos - Feb 01, 2019

The protocol for the accession of FYROM into NATO will be submitted to the Greek next Monday, according to the members of the Conference of Presidents of…

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What is a day like in the life of a Greek NATO pilot?

makis - Nov 29, 2018

NATO pilots are trained to face real combat at any minute and are expected to know how to deal with dangerous situations in the field. Greek pilots,…

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NATO invites FYROM to begin accession talks

makis - Jul 12, 2018

NATO has formally invited the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to begin accession talks to join the military alliance. The invitation, which had been widely expected,…

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NATO invites FYROM to begin accession talks

Panos - Jul 12, 2018

NATO has formally invited the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to begin accession talks to join the military alliance. The invitation, which had been widely expected,…

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Statement by NATO’s Secretary General on the agreement between Athens & Skopje

Panos - Jun 13, 2018

The Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg made the following statement after the announcement of the agreement between Athens and Skopje: I warmly welcome the agreement reached…

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NATO Tests its Missile Defence Capabilities in Crete

Panos - Nov 08, 2017

Live-fire “Artemis Strike” exercise, which is being held in Crete for the next two weeks, with Germany leading, will test NATO’s ability to deter, and if necessary,…

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Greece & five other NATO allies move to replace aging anti-submarine & patrol aircraft capabilities

makis - Jun 30, 2017

On Thursday, six NATO Allies announced their readiness to work together in developing and fielding follow-on solutions for their existing maritime anti-submarine and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance…

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NATO’s Aegean patrols to continue

makis - Feb 16, 2017

Patrols by the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) in the Aegean to stem the flow of migrants into Europe will continue despite objections by Turkey, defense…

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Obama insists on need for reforms and ‘meaningful’ debt relief

Sokratis - Nov 13, 2016

Ahead of his two-day visit to Athens that begins Tuesday, US President Barack Obama has stressed the need for “meaningful debt relief” for Greece and expressed Washington’s…

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NATO operation starts amid Greek-Turkish tensions

Panos - Nov 10, 2016

NATO’s new maritime security operation, Sea Guardian, which kicked off on Wednesday in the central Mediterranean with the participation of a Greek submarine and a Turkish frigate,…