Tag: Aegean

DM: Official Turkish behavior in Aegean ‘unlawful’; illegal activities in Cyprus’ EEZ
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DM: Official Turkish behavior in Aegean ‘unlawful’; illegal activities in Cyprus’ EEZ

Panos - May 15, 2019

Greece’s defense minister on Tuesday referred directly to what he called official Turkey’s “unlawful” behavior in the Aegean and illegal activities in the Republic of Cyprus’ exclusive…

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Berlin responds to letter by five east Aegean isles hit hardest by refugee/migrant crisis

Panos - Mar 12, 2019

The German chancellery issued a response this week to a letter sent by the mayors of five eastern Aegean islands bearing the brunt of the refugee/migrant crisis…

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A dogfight & 20 violations by Turkish armed jet fighters in the Aegean

makis - May 11, 2018

Armed Turkish jet fighters in four formations, helicopters and spy airplanes flew over the northeastern, central and southeastern Aegean on Friday, violating the Greek airspace a total…

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New incident in the Aegean! Turkish merchant ship collided with the HS “Armatolos”

Panos - May 04, 2018

A serious incident took place at dawn near the island of Lesvos when a Turkish merchant ship collided with the Hellenic Navy ship HS “Armatolos” at around…

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Aegean Air looks to the future with €4 billion Airbus jet order

makis - Mar 29, 2018

Following a strong 2017 in sales and tourism in Greece booming, Aegean Airlines is looking to renew its fleet of single-aisle planes and to add capacity for…

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The untold war: dogfights in the Aegean

makis - Jul 19, 2017

While most attention over the past few years has been centred on Russia’s aggression and the critical situation in the Middle East, very few analysts notice a…

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Aegean Airlines reports growth in passenger traffic in Q1

makis - Apr 19, 2017

Greece’s largest carrier Aegean Airlines said on Wednesday passenger traffic grew 5 percent in the first quarter, with load factors improving to historically high levels for the…

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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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Minister says no plans to settle Aegean islets

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Deputy Shipping Minister Nektarios Santorinios says there are no plans to create infrastructure or settle people on uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea as part of the…

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Polls or parliamentary vote on table as pressure mounts for more austerity

chris1 - Dec 11, 2016

As it became abundantly clear in the aftermath of last Monday’s Eurogroup, any deal Athens strikes with the country’s international creditors that includes the participation of the…

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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…

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Hagia Sophia gets permanent imam as tensions rise in Aegean

Sokratis - Oct 22, 2016

A few months after a controversial decision by Turkish authorities to allow readings from the Quran to be broadcast from Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, reports on Friday…

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Greece complains to NATO over Turkish submarines in Aegean

chris1 - Oct 09, 2016

The Greek Foreign Ministry and the National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) last week submitted to NATO a detailed complaint regarding the presence of Turkish Navy submarines in…

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North Aegean islands ‘crowded’ with migrants and refugees

makis - Aug 01, 2016

The Regional Governor of North Aegean Christiana Kalogirou as argued that there are over double the number of migrants and refugees on the north Aegan islands, than…

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Officials eye ships carrying guns to Libya via Aegean

chris1 - Jul 03, 2016

Greek and European security officials are considering an intensification of inspections in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean amid fears that large consignments of guns and explosives are…

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Aegean adds PayPal to payment methods

Panos - Jun 30, 2016

Aegean Airlines is adding PayPal to its online payment methods, a move which according to the Greek airliner will facilitate bookings. Travelers using the global online payment…

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Turkish overflights in Aegean continue

Sokratis - Apr 30, 2016

Turkish overflights in the Aegean continued on Friday, when a fighter jet encroached on Greek air space 19 times, according to military officials in Athens. All the…

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Aegean adds flights to Lille as Brussels airport still closed

Sokratis - Mar 26, 2016

Aegean Airlines has announced the cancellation of its scheduled flights to Brussels through March 30 and the continuation of flights to Lille, France, instead. The cancellations follow…

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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…

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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…