PM Samaras outlines Greek EU Presidency's priorities in Brussels

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Friday outlined the priorities of the forthcoming Greek EU Presidency in his address before the EU Summit meeting, noting that he is satisfied because the country's EU Presidency coincides with ... More

Serbia to start construction of South Stream as soon as possible

„South Stream will be the world major pipeline ever launched and EU will have to accept it as European project and remove artificial obstacles to it`s construction”, said Costis Stambolis, executive director of ... More

Serbia to start construction of South Stream as soon as possible

„South Stream will be the world major pipeline ever launched and EU will have to accept it as European project and remove artificial obstacles to it`s construction”, said Costis Stambolis, executive director of ... More

Mario Draghi: Is Europe finally returning to growth?

What is driving the recovery? Looking at the figures, we can see that exports are picking up again and – this is a new development – consumption is recovering. Various factors have played a role in that. First of ... More

South East Europe on Slow Road to Recovery, according to World Bank

The countries of the South East Europe (SEE6)[1] region exited from recession in the first half of 2013, led by improved export performance, according to the latest World Bank South East Europe Regular Economic Report (SEE RER). ... More

Valentin Inzko: We need to see progress now

Press Conference Following the Meeting of the Steering Board of the Peace implementation Council OHR | 5/12/2013 Statement of the High Representative Valentin Inzko: Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all, thank you ... More

Syria: A thousand days of crisis

On the occasion of the thousandth day of crisis in Syria, Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, made the following statement: "Sadly today marks one ... More

Israel and Greece: A common destiny

Israelis and Greeks have a common destiny. Two nations that have throughout history exerted an influence far beyond the boundaries of their respective states. Two sibling civilizations, each of which has played a unique role ... More

Evangelos Meimarakis: "Historic Thessaloniki Agenda is still alive"

The president of the Parliament of Greece Evangelos Meimarakis tomorrow comes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Meimerakis’ host in Sarajevo will be the Chairman of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH ... More

Alexis Tsipras: Austerity is wreaking havoc, but the left can unite to build a better Europe

More than 1,000 young people a day are joining the ranks of Europe's unemployed. In the past four years the army of jobless people across the continent has grown by more than 10 million. In Greece, despite the government's ... More

Is the stability programme leading Cyprus to growth and prosperity?

Much has already been accomplished in the relatively short time since the approval of the stability program for Cyprus. Let me give three examples. •First, to address significant vulnerabilities that had built up in ... More

EBRD Transition Report 2013: Emerging economies can break through reform stagnation

Emerging countries are in danger of forever trailing the living standards of more advanced market economies, but the EBRD argues in its Transition Report 2013 ( they can still break through obstacles that ... More

George A. Provopoulos: “Where is the Greek Economy Heading?”

by George A. Provopoulos Introduction It’s a pleasure to speak to you here today. This forum is an excellent example of the close ties that exist between our two nations. Greek-Albanian trade relations, as we ... More

"Bulgaria is not Moscow's Trojan horse in Europe"

The piece comes against a backdrop of a student occupation at Sofia University, which culminated in a major anti-goverment rally in Bulgarian capital Sofia Sunday. EnItemNamed, "Bulgaria is not Moscow's Trojan horse in ... More

Greek PM: "We are now a stable country in a volatile region, thanks to Greek people’s enormous sacrifices.”

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, speaking during his first ever interview with a television channel on Monday evening, said that he would “not allow democracy to bow to criminal violence." Referring to the two killings ... More

Kosovo's long goodbye to the status quo

During the local election campaign in Kosovo, Serbs and Albanians behaved like they weren't participating in the same elections in one country. Their flags, slogans and political statements did not match at all. The signing of ... More

Local elections in Kosovo-Metohija: A test of Belgrade-Pristina relations

Elections to local self-government bodies will take place in Kosovo, a Serbian province which unilaterally proclaimed its independence from Serbia in 2008, on Sunday. Ethnic Serbs residing in Kosovo will have an opportunity to ... More

The attack on Golden Dawn poses a serious challenge

The attack on Golden Dawn's offices in the Neo Iraklion district of Athens poses a serious challenge for our society, our state and political system. The danger of instability is great and it will take clear-headedness and ... More

Hans Joachim Fuchtel: "Greek-German Assembly is something ingenius since there is nothing similar anywhere in Europe".

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's envoy, German Deputy Labour Minister Hans Joachim Fuchtel, speaking in an exclusive interview with the ANA-MPA on the conclusion of the sessions of the 4th Greek-German Assembly in Nuremberg on ... More

President Rosen Plevneliev: The better connectivity creates conditions for a new integration phase in the region

In the past years we have been witnessing qualitatively new processes in the region of Southeast Europe, we have reached a phase of unprecedented peace, friendliness and understanding, President Rosen Plevneliev said at a ... More