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NATO invites FYROM to begin accession talks
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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,…

NATO invites FYROM to begin accession talks
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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,…

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

NATO Tests its Missile Defence Capabilities in Crete
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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,…

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

NATO’s Aegean patrols to continue
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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…

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

NATO operation starts amid Greek-Turkish tensions
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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,…

NATO to boost efforts in Aegean to stop migrants
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NATO to boost efforts in Aegean to stop migrants

makis - Oct 27, 2016

NATO defense ministers agreed Thursday to move forward cooperation with the European Union in cracking down on human smuggling across the Aegean, the alliance’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg…

Athens says Erdogan remarks on Lausanne Treaty are ‘dangerous’
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Athens says Erdogan remarks on Lausanne Treaty are ‘dangerous’

chris1 - Oct 02, 2016

Statements disputing the Lausanne Treaty were dangerous for relations between Greece and Turkey, as well as the surrounding region, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated on Friday afternoon.…

Greece has second highest rate of defense spending in NATO
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Greece has second highest rate of defense spending in NATO

Panos - Jul 05, 2016

Greece has the second highest spending in NATO on defense, after the US, according to figures issued Monday by the alliance. The country is one of just…

EU set to drive forward visas for Turks in migrant deal
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EU set to drive forward visas for Turks in migrant deal

chris1 - May 01, 2016

Despite deep public misgivings in some countries, the European Union will this week drive forward a plan to grant Turks visa-free travel to Europe as a reward…

NATO chief expected to visit Greece and Turkey
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NATO chief expected to visit Greece and Turkey

chris1 - Apr 10, 2016

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg is expected to visit Greece and Turkey on April 20-21, diplomatic sources told Kathimerini on Sunday, to visit the SNMG-2 NATO unit, which…

Athens complains to NATO over ‘ineffective’ Aegean patrols, sources say
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Athens complains to NATO over ‘ineffective’ Aegean patrols, sources say

makis - Mar 23, 2016

Greece is unhappy with NATO’s response to the migrant crisis, Kathimerini understands. According to sources, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday contacted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg…

NATO, Turkey, Greece reach agreement on migrant monitoring
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NATO, Turkey, Greece reach agreement on migrant monitoring

Panos - Mar 07, 2016

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation announced that its military commanders had reached an agreement with Turkey and Greece over the area of operations for the alliance mission…

Turkey disputes Greek sovereignty via NATO patrols
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Turkey disputes Greek sovereignty via NATO patrols

chris1 - Mar 06, 2016

Turkey is disputing Greece’s territorial sovereignty over a string of tiny islands and a part of its air space over the Aegean Sea, according to a confidential…

Turkey denies claim it blocked launch of NATO’s Aegean mission
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Turkey denies claim it blocked launch of NATO’s Aegean mission

Panos - Mar 02, 2016

Ankara has denied a report saying it stopped over the weekend the launch of a NATO mission aimed at cracking down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into…

Two frigates ready to join NATO force in Aegean
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Two frigates ready to join NATO force in Aegean

Panos - Mar 01, 2016

Two frigates are ready to join the NATO force which will be operating in the Aegean by helping to stop refugee traffickers, sources from the Hellenic National…

NATO patrols in Aegean sea
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NATO patrols in Aegean sea

ilias1 - Feb 29, 2016

The Hellenic navy will assist a NATO naval force tasked with patrolling the eastern Aegean in a bid to stem the flow of Mideast war refugees and…

NATO overcomes Greek-Turkish tension to set terms of Aegean mission
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NATO overcomes Greek-Turkish tension to set terms of Aegean mission

ilias1 - Feb 25, 2016

NATO allies have overcome territorial sensitivities between Greece and Turkey and agreed on how their ships will help counter the criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe across…