Defence Min Panagiotopoulos Meets with EPP’s Weber

ATHENS – Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos met on Thursday with the leader of the European Peoples Party (EPP) parliamentary group Manfred Weber.

According to an announcement, the minister referred to the recent developmnents in Ukraine and underlined that Greece condemns the Russian invasion, which constitutes a blatant violation of international law.

He said that the developments in Ukraine demand initiatives in the field of defence and security for the strengthening of the EU’s resilience and strategic autonomy and, in this context, he welcomed that EU member-states’ intention to increase their defence spending.

On the Strategic Compass for the EU, which will shortly be adopted, he said that it should clearly reflect the conditions created by the Russian invasion and all the challenges and threats to security that the EU is facing, according to the Threat Analysis.

The role of Greece as a pillar of stability and security for the European Union, NATO and the wider region of Southeastern Mediterranean was highlighted at the meeting.


ATHENS - Greeks and residents in the country often have to jostle with tourists to find space on public beaches being taken by businesses in violation of the Constitution but if you know where to look some unspoiled spots can be found.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Indians Vote in the First Phase of the World’s Largest Election as Modi Seeks a Third Term

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians began voting Friday in a six-week election that's a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country's leader.

KOS - A one-year-old girl on the island of Kos died from choking on food, a forensic examination determined, and there weren’t any signs of sexual abuse which was originally thought involved.

BARCELONA, Spain  — Casper Ruud took his revenge against Stefanos Tsitsipas by winning the Barcelona Open final in straight sets on Sunday for his biggest career title, a week after losing to the Greek in the Monte Carlo Masters final.

DENVER  — Unlike their crowd that drowned out the Los Angeles Lakers' pregame introductions, the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets were a little late to the playoff party Saturday night.

MADRID — With a late strike by Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid took a huge step toward winning the Spanish league.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.