Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Has North Macedonia’s PM backed the wrong side in Bulgaria’s election?

Photo: Boyko Borissov official Facebook page.

Jun 22, 2021. Greece.

North Macedonia’s prime minister, Zoran Zaev, could have made a tactical blunder in meeting with former Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov on a visit to Sofia.

EU: No date for Skopje and Tirana; Sign of bloc’s links with W. Balkans


Jun 22, 2021. Greece.

Belgrade, Serbia.

The entry of the new members to the European Union is of strategic importance, and geopolitical reality, an investment in peace, democracy and stability, the bloc's foreign ministers have said following their meeting in Luxembourg.

Tartus port upgrade to enable export development for Syria — Russian government official


Port of Tartus

Jun 22, 2021. Greece.

Damascus, Syria.

The upgrade of the port of Tartus will make possible for Syria to increase the trade turnover, primarily export to other countries, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Tuesday. 

Sicily:Seize 6 Tonnes of Hashish on US Flagged Yacht with 3 Bulgarians on Board


Jun 22, 2021. Greece.

Sicily, Italy.

The Italian Guardia di Finanza, which is specialized police unit in fighting drug trafficking, said it had seized six tonnes of hashish from a yacht sailing under the American flag. The operation took place near Sicily.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Turkish court accepts indictment seeking ban of pro-Kurdish HDP

Demonstrators attend a protest in solidarity with pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), during a protest in Istanbul, Turkey June 18, 2021.

 Jun 21, 2021. Greece.


Turkish Constitutional Court on June 21 accepted an indictment filed by a senior prosecutor seeking a ban on the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) for alleged ties to militants, state media said, opening the way for a case to close parliament's third-largest party.

Egypt, Greece leaders discuss GERD crisis developments


Jun 21, 2021. Greece.

Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Cairo, on Monday, to discuss the developments of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis.

Mitsotakis visits Egypt today

Jun 21, 2021. Greece.


Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will visit Egypt Monday, where he will meet President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and members of the Greek community in Cairo and Alexandria.

Armenian acting PM’s party wins parliamentary election


Jun 21, 2021. Greece.

Yerevan, Armenia.

Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has said his Civil Contract Party will have constitutional majority and will form government, after the Central Electoral Commission announced results from all polling stations.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Egypt: Sisi meets top Armed Forces generals


Sisi inspects armored vehicles made by the Egyptian Armed Forces on June 19, 2021 - Press photo

Jun 20, 2021. Greece.

Cairo, Egypt.

 President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaky, Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid, and other top Armed Forces generals on Saturday.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Turkey, Montenegro to 'stay shoulder to shoulder' as allies


Foreign Minister of Montenegro Djordje Radulovic speaks during an interview within the Antalya Diplomacy Forum at NEST International Convention Center in Antalya, Turkey on June 19, 2021. ( Metin Aktaş - Anadolu Agency )

Jun 19, 2021. Greece.

  Antalya, Turkey.

Turkey is an ally and important partner for Montenegro, the country's foreign minister said before the Antalya Diplomacy Forum on Saturday.