Die Welt: Erdogan the EU’s opponent in the Balkans

Die Welt: Erdogan the EU’s opponent in the Balkans

The report noted Erdogan’s speech to an audience of 15,000 supporters in Sarajevo, where he said there was a plot to murder him that was thwarted Tuesday, May 22, 2018
'Like the pieces on a chessboard, Erdogan for years has been trying to win over the Muslims of the Balkans. He is operating as an opponent in the region of the EU, which is considered a stabilising force,' the analysis said.
Boutaris calls on political parties to condemn violence

Boutaris calls on political parties to condemn violence

'I call upon political parties to unite on the obvious – the condemnation of violence in the battle to preserve democratic dialogue and understanding' Tuesday, May 22, 2018
“Thessaloniki must become the most democratic city in the world. Whoever disagrees can vote us out of office in October, 2019. Through elections and not through violence and thuggish behaviour,” Boutaris underlined.
Turkey tops agenda in Kotzias-Pompeo talks

Turkey tops agenda in Kotzias-Pompeo talks

Kotzias said that Pompeo was also skeptical about Turkey, and they agreed that it unacceptable for a Nato member-state to be holding two Greek army officers Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The talks also included discussion regarding cooperation in the areas of security, energy, and technology. The prospects of Eastern Mediterranean gas and oil deposits bolstering regional energy cooperation were also reviewed.

Editorial: Dangers from the Italian political complication

The aim in the interim - and until 20 August when the programme and the loan contract will have formally expired – is to advance debt relief negotiations Tuesday, May 22, 2018
We may reach the end of 2018 with the Italian problem still in full swing. That means that the government must adopt measures to counter-balance the dangers that the Italian political complication appears to be creating.
Tsipras discusses post-bailout ‘Growth Strategy for the Future’ with cabinet

Tsipras discusses post-bailout ‘Growth Strategy for the Future’ with cabinet

The PM has lashed out at opposition parties’ criticism of the government’s growth plan Monday, May 21, 2018
The strategy is an outline of plans for all sectors of the economy and for social policy, and includes initiatives and actions to reach objectives in each area.
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