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The NATO Summit: Aftermath

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis briefed President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias today on the outcome of last week’s NATO Summit in Bucharest in which Greece, backed by other countries, did not consent to extend an invitation to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to start accession negotiations for eventually joining the Alliance, pending the name issue. Greece’s conditional position was reflected in the Summit Declaration issued by NATO. “I believe that conditions will be soon be ripe to resume negotiations under the auspices of UN in order to find a mutually acceptable solution” the premier said in a friendly message to FYROM’s people and political leaders. Continue reading


Black Sea Studies International Symposium

(GREEK NEW AGENDA)   The first International Centre for Black Sea Studies (www.icbss.org) International Symposium “The Wider Black Sea Area in Perspective” is to be held in partnership with the EU-Russia Centre, the Harvard Black Sea Security Program, the International Policy Research Institute of the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, the New Eurasia Foundation and the University of the Aegean, on 1-6 July 2008 on the island of Kalymnos, Dodecanese