Contents tagged with Greece

  • Pompeo and the leaders of Cyprus and Greece will meet in Israel to discuss gas pipeline to Europe

    US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis will arrive in Israel in the near future to discuss the construction of the world's longest underwater EastMed gas pipeline from the Eastern Mediterranean to Europe, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the Jewish state stated on Wednesday.

    “In a few days, the leaders of Cyprus and Greece will come here together with US Secretary of State Pompeo to advance the construction of a …

  • Accomplice of fugitive oligarch Kurchenko arrested in Greece at Ukraine’s request

    Russian energy specialist Yevgeny Kalinin was arrested in Greece at Ukraine’s request on Saturday 2 March, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to his attorney, Yannis Rachiotis, the Russian was on a business trip in Greece, and was detained at the Athens airport on 28 February.

    At the end of hearings on Friday, the court ruled that Kalinin is to be detained until Greece receives an extradition request from Ukraine.

    The Russian is wanted by Ukraine for violating local tax laws during his work in …

  • Greece receives first batch of liquefied natural gas from the US

    Greece has received the first batch of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States, 168 thousand/cubic meters (or 1,772,400 MWh), stated the operator company of the Greek national gas transmission system DESFA.

    The first batch of LNG was delivered in accordance with the agreement between the Greek DEPA and American Cheniere.

    “This is the first batch of American LNG from shale gas imported by Greece and delivered from the new Cheniere terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, to the third tank …

  • Ahead of negotiations on Turkish Stream Greece asks Russia for money

    The Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras stated in an interview with TASS news agency that Greece hopes that Russia will make strategic investments in its economy, including infrastructure, ports and energy.

    According to him, he plans to request these large investments during an official visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, on December 7th.

    The Greek economy, with a debt exceeding 150% of the GDP “has good opportunities of a strategic nature,” stressed Tsipras.

    Tsipras …

  • Greece refuses to issue visas to Russian pilgrims

    Russian pilgrims have difficulty obtaining visas to visit the Greek Athos peninsula, reported the Govorit Moskva of (Moscow Speaking) radio station.

     “There is already a problem and it is not even related to church. The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not issue visas not only to servants of the Russian Orthodox Church but also to pilgrims to visit Athos,” said the representative of the St. Andrew Foundation.

    In order to go to Athos, pilgrims had to obtain Italian visas and Catholics …

  • Greece offers to host new US military bases

    Greece is interested in letting the US deploy new military facilities within its territory, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said during a meeting with his American counterpart James Mattis, Kathimerini reports.

    “It is very important for Greece that the US deploy its military facilities in Greece on a more permanent basis,” he said.

    The US would be able to set up its own infrastructure not only in the Port of Souda, but also near the Greek cities of Larissa, Volos and Alexandroupoli, …

  • US Defense Secretary: Russia meddling with Macedonian referendum

    US Defense Secretary James Mattis has accused Russia of trying to influence the outcome of the upcoming referendum in Macedonia, which is intended to clear the way for the country to join NATO.

    Mattis told reporters he has no doubt that the Russian government is financing pro-Russian groups in order to sabotage the referendum.

    “They have sent money and they are also conducting broader influence campaigns. We must give the Macedonians the opportunity to determine their own position,” Mattis …

  • Media: Greece recalls its ambassador from Russia

    Greece decided to recall its ambassador Andreas Friganas from the Russian Federation, reports Dikaiologitika news outlet. It is noted that Andreas Friganas received the request to return from Russia on Friday, August 10th. Another ambassador will be appointed in place of Friganas.

    At the same time, the publication Madata referring to sources in the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, denies the return of the Ambassador. According to the publication’s correspondent, there has been no decisions …

  • Kyiv: 200 Ukrainian sailors detained in Italy and Greece

    About 250 Ukrainian seamen have been detained by law enforcement officers from Greece and Italy, said     the Ukrainian State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andriy Zayats, as quoted by the press service of the Foreign Ministry, on the Facebook page.

    Zayats mentioned that the situation with the Ukrainian sailors has deteriorated.

    “The situation has deteriorated significantly in recent years. There have always been problems with sailors, but a situation of this magnitude is …

  • Greece decides to extradite to France Russian national suspected of cryptocurrency fraud

    The court in Greece approved the request of France to extradite a 38-year-old Russian Alexander Vinnik who is suspected of fraud using cryptocurrency. Vinnik is also wanted by the United States and Russia. Moscow threatened with retaliatory measures, Radio Liberty reports.

    Vinnik was arrested in Greece last year on a warrant issued by the United States. In France, the Russian is accused of cybercrime, money laundering, membership in criminal organization and extortion.

    Previously, the Greek …