A meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar ended on Friday without any statements to the media.
Margaritis Schinas, vice president of the European Commission responsible for promoting the European way of life, on Thursday told Greece’s Parliament that the bloc is planning a new migration and asylum agreement for the first quarter of 2020 that would take a “holistic” approach to the migration problem and oblige all member-states to pull their weight.
Maybe it is because we are so accustomed to division and dysfunction that whenever a Greek does well abroad, or whenever our politicians, state machinery or institutions get something right, we break free of our malaise and are overwhelmed by joy and optimism.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday talked on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to express his dismay that Greece was not invited to attend Sunday’s Berlin Conference on Libya.
After talks with Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar on Friday, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said Greece expected Germany to safeguard European positions at Sunday’s summit on the Libya crisis in Berlin – which include that the Turkey-Libya maritime boundaries agreement is invalid.
Within a day of nominating Council of State President Katerina Sakellaropoulou for the country’s next president, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appeared to have secured the broad consensus required to secure her appointment by Parliament next week.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was meeting on Friday with Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar who flew into Athens on Thursday night in a previously unannounced visit.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias discussed the latest developments regarding the Libya crisis ahead of the Berlin Conference on Sunday on the phone with his Egyptian counterpart Samekh Shukri on Thursday, according to a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry.
Athens is among the 20 nominees for Europe’s best destination in 2020, being voted on by users of the website European Best Destinations in association with the continent’s largest travel agencies.
A 20-year-old man from Yemen was stabbed to death on Thursday night during an altercation at the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, police have confirmed.