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  Greece (05/08)
Greece's foreign policy is aligned with that of its EU partners.
Greece was adamantly opposed to the use of "Macedonia" by the government in Skopje, claiming that the term is intrinsically Greek and should not be used by a foreign country.
Greece and Turkey have unresolved disagreements regarding the Aegean maritime boundary, the treatment of the Orthodox Church and Greek minority in Istanbul, and the Muslim (primarily ethnic Turkish) minority in western Thrace.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3395.htm   (4456 words)

  
  Greece - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bounded on land by Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Albania to the north, to the east by Turkey and the waters of the Aegean Sea and to the west and south by the Ionian and Mediterranean Seas.
It was this Greece of city-states that established colonies along the Mediterranean, resisted Persian invasions and whose culture would be the basis of Hellenistic civilisation that followed the empire of Alexander the Great.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries Greece sought to encompass the Greek-speaking population of the Ottoman Empire, slowly growing in territory and population until it reached its present size in 1947.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /gr/Greece.html   (958 words)

  
 Foreign relations of Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greece was elected by the United Nations General Assembly to the United Nations Security Council, on 15 October 2004, as a non-permanent member for 2005 and 2006.
Greece was adamantly opposed to the use of the name "Macedonia" by the government in Skopje, claiming that the name is intrinsically Greek and should not be used by a foreign country.
The coup was sponsored by the military government of Greece and was a short-lived failure, triggering an invasion of Cyprus by Turkey which contributed to the collapse of the Athens regime.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Greece   (3339 words)

  
 Foreign relations of the European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a partly integrated supernational community, the European Union and its member states are still largely running their own foreign affairs, however there are several areas where member states coordinate their actions according to a common policy.
Apart from the President of the European Commission himself, there is a member in the European Commission who is appointed for external relations (currently Benita Ferrero-Waldner) and coordinates the EU member states positions, as necessary and where possible.
The United Kingdom with its established national relations to many regions in the world is often at times in disagreement with other EU member states, notably France.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_the_European_Union   (238 words)

  
 Greece - Gurupedia
Greece is a country in the southeast of Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, in a series of war with the Ottomans, Greece sought to enlarge Greece to include the Greek-speaking population of the Ottoman Empire, slowly growing in territory and population until it reached its present boundaries in 1947.
Greece uses a complex reinforced proportional representation electoral system which discourages splinter parties and ensures that the party which leads in the national vote will win a majority of seats.
www.gurupedia.com /g/gr/greece.htm   (1114 words)

  
 Turkey in 2003: Relations with Greece
Greece also reiterated at any occasion in 2003 that it considered decisions which were taken in EU Helsinki Summit at the end of 1991 as parameters in Turkish-EU relations, bilateral relations and Cyprus issue as it did in the past.
Greece said throughout 2003 that it believed that Cyprus problem should be solved on the basis of Annan Plan in a way complying with EU acquisitions and U.N. resolutions through negotiations which will be held under the auspices of the U.N. and gave signal that it would not accept an approach except it.
Greece where general elections will be held in spring also said in a diplomatic way, but clearly that if Cyprus issue was not solved, it would not accept Turkey's starting membership negotiations with the EU at the end of 2004.
www.turkishpress.com /specials/2003review/greece.asp   (910 words)

  
 Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Hellenic Republic, Hellas for short and commonly known as Greece, is a country in the southeast of Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula.
It was this Greece of city-states that established colonies along the Mediterranean, resisted Persian invasions and whose culture would be the basis of Hellenistic civilisation that followed the empire of Alexander the Great (king of Macedonia).
Greece joined the European Union in 1981 and adopted Euro as its currency in 2001.
www.enlightenweb.net /g/gr/greece.html   (1213 words)

  
 Foreign relations of Greece
Greece was among the first countries to send aid and rescue teams to the region, and Turkey returned the gesture when a smaller earthquake shook Athens later that year.
Greece was adamantly opposed to the use of the name "Macedonia" by the government in Skopje, claiming that the name is intrinsically Greek and should not be used by a foreign country.
It is primarily used to refer to the unification of Cyprus and Greece, and became a political issue, and a goal of Greek foreign policy, during the years of British colonial rule in Cyprus (1878-1960).
www.mlahanas.de /Greece/Info/ForeignRelationsOfGreece.html   (3366 words)

  
 Greece - Conservapedia
Greece is weary of irredentist claims to the Greek province of Macedonia by certain FYROM circles.
Greece has been a major net beneficiary of the EU budget; in 2004, EU transfers accounted for 3.6% of GDP and are estimated to have been approximately 3.2% of GDP in 2005.
Greece was instrumental in the spread and subsequent growth of Christianity.
www.conservapedia.com /Greece   (3226 words)

  
 Greece - IBWiki
Greece remained an ally of Russia, opposed to the CSDS, except during periods of brief anti-SNOR regimes.
Greece has had uneasy relations with her neighbors, coveting land that had been Greek in the past.
King Paul has declared a desire to improve Greece's foreign relations, and, in 2003, as part of this goal, formally apologized to Cyprus for participating in overthrowing their government in the 70's, and re-establishing normal diplomatic relations with Cyprus, Turkey, and the Commonwealth.
ib.frath.net /w/Greece   (595 words)

  
 TDS; Passports, Visas, Travel Documents
Greece restored diplomatic relations with Albania in 1971, but the Greek Government did not formally lift the state of war, declared during World War II, until 1987.
Greece claims a special interest in the Middle East because of its geographic position and its economic and historic ties to the area.
The United States and Greece have longstanding historical, political, and cultural ties based on a common heritage, shared democratic values, and participation as Allies during World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Cold War.
www.traveldocs.com /gr/foreign.htm   (1108 words)

  
 Foreign relations of Greece - Smyrna
Foreign relations of Greece - Bilateral relations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia FYROM.
Greece was adamantly opposed to the use of the name "Macedonia" by the government in Skopje, claiming that the name is intrinsic...
After the fall of the Albanian communist regime in 1991, relations between Athens and Tirana became increasingly strained because of widespread allegations of mistreatment by Albanian authorities of the Greek ethnic minority in southern Albania, and of the same by the Greek authorities towards alleged Albanian minorities in northern Greece.
www.experiencefestival.com /foreign_relations_of_greece_-_smyrna   (1087 words)

  
 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Europe Division - Greece Country paper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greece is one of six nations to have breached the EU’s deficit limits this year.
Greece’s relations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Bulgaria are relatively smooth.
Greece argues that FYROM, in using the name “Macedonia”, is effectively asserting a territorial claim to Macedonia in Greece.
www.mfat.govt.nz /foreign/regions/europe/countrypapers/greece.html   (1983 words)

  
 MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Welcome to our Website
The Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, on a working visit to Cyprus, said he was encouraged that things are moving forward in the effort to resolve the Cyprus question.
It was evident from the talks, the Spanish Foreign Minister said, that Cyprus and Spain have the same policies, the same engagement, the same compromise, the same initiative that can strengthen not only the EU itself but also its role in areas of common interest such as the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans”.
Foreign citizens are warned against the purchase of Greek Cypriot owned property, in the part of the Republic of Cyprus which has been under Turkish military occupation since 1974.
www.mfa.gov.cy   (1216 words)

  
 __/ Hellenic Republic - Ministry of Foreign Affairs \__
Greece and the LAC countries have a close cooperation in the framework of the International Organizations, whereas the shared devotion to the Principles and the Rules of International Law, as well as the compliance to the decisions of the International Organisations further facilitate and promote the furtherance of cooperation between them.
Greece fully supports initiatives aiming at the peaceful resolution of conflicts in the region, as well as at reducing the negative effects of international and/or regional financial crisis and of natural disasters on the economies of LAC countries.
Greece is represented by its respective Embassies in the region: Cuba (Havana), Venezuela (Caracas), Peru (Lima), Uruguay (Montevideo), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Brazil (Brasilia), Mexico (Mexico City), Chile (Santiago), with parallel accreditation to the vast majority of LAC countries.
old.mfa.gr /english/foreign_policy/america_latin   (1172 words)

  
 Greece
Basic Foreign Policy: Greek’s Foreign Policy is based on a) close political and economic relations with the neighbouring countries, b) participation in the European Union and other international organisations such as NATO, UN, WEU, OSCE and, c) ethnic sovereignty for the Greeks abroad which is estimated at 8 million.
Greece is the third largest producer of olive oil in the world and olive oil is accounted for 11.6% of its food and drink exports, followed by fish products(8.1%), canned peaches, (5.9%), oranges (5.7%), feta cheese(5.1%), olive (4.7%), raisins(4.1%) bottled wines(2.8%) and tomato paste(2.5%) in 2003.
Greece is important for India because of the support offered by Greece on major issues of India’s foreign policy.
meaindia.nic.in /foreignrelation/greece.htm   (2516 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Country profile: Greece
Situated in the far south of the Balkan peninsula, Greece combines the towering mountains of the mainland with over 1400 islands, the largest of which is Crete.
Greece has long been at odds with its close neighbour, Turkey, over territorial disputes in the Aegean and the divided island of Cyprus.
Greece contends that the use of the name Macedonia by the neighbouring country implies a territorial claim over Greece's own region of the same name.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1009249.stm   (744 words)

  
 METU - Department of International Relations
Relations with Greece, Cyprus, the Middle East, and the Caucasus.
Russian politics and foreign policy, Russia and the European state system, state-building and nation-building in the post-Soviet space, politics of federalism, politics of nationalism and ethnicity, theories of international relations and history of political thought.
Greek politics; economics and foreign policy in the 1990s, decision-making mechanisms and processes in Turkish foreign policy, democratic development and foreign policy of Spain in the 1990s, political-economy of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Europeanization and Democratization in Turkey; Greece and Spain.
www.ir.metu.edu.tr /faculty_01.html   (324 words)

  
 02-11570.a1
Applicant contends the Administrative Judge should have applied Foreign Influence Mitigating Condition 1 and Foreign Influence Mitigating Condition 3, and should have concluded that neither Applicant's contacts with his mother nor Applicant's contacts with his brother are disqualifying under Guideline B (Foreign Influence).
Furthermore, to the extent that Applicant seeks to supplement the record on appeal by making factual assertions about the nature or status of foreign relations between Greece and the United States, Applicant is seeking to supplement the record on appeal as a basis to claim the Judge erred.
because Greece is a country that is not hostile to the United States and not likely to use threatening or coercive pressure against Applicant's immediate family members living in Greece.
www.defenselink.mil /dodgc/doha/industrial/02-11570.a1.html   (2976 words)

  
 Hellenic Republic
General Smuts is seen as having been responsible for preventing Greece from being included behind the Iron Curtain at the end of the war.
Greek related investment in South Africa is estimated to be accountable directly for ±100 000 job opportunities.
The public is urged to ascertain that Codeine is not present in medicines that are taken to Greece.
www.dfa.gov.za /foreign/bilateral/greece.html   (532 words)

  
 Greece
These growth rates resulted in a drop in unemployment (to 9.8% in the second quarter of 2005 from 10.4% in the same period in 2004), although it is still significantly higher among women and people under 27.
Unfortunately, bureaucratic obstacles have led to significant delays in Greece's absorbing these funds, leading to the real possibility that Greece may have to return a significant portion of them to the EU.
The United States and Greece have longstanding historical, political, and cultural ties based on a common heritage, shared democratic values, and participation as Allies during World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Cold War.
www.infoplease.com /country/profiles/greece.html   (3915 words)

  
 Hellenic Foreign Policy (1936-1944)
Analyses the decision of the Greek government to endorse the imposition of sanctions on Italy in 1935, and the impact of this decision on the wider Greek-Italian relations.
Emphasis on the Balkan aspect of the foreign policy pursued by the Balkan countries during the 1930s.
A useful collection of discussions and documents related to the Italian foreign policy of the 1936-1943 period.
www.fhw.gr /projects/cooperations/f_policy36_45/en/text/002.html   (636 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Greece and the New Balkans: Challenges and Opportunities (Modern Greek Research, No. 7) (Modern Greek ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It also summarizes and evaluates the current role of Greece in the Balkans, taking into consideration the parameters of the American foreign policy, NATO, the European Union, Russia and finally the "traditional rival", Turkey.
A drawback is the frequent overlapping of information between chapters, especially when discussing the Greek foreign policy in the Balkans during the 90s.
It could be argued that the fact that the majority of its contributors are Greek results in a certain degree of similarity in their choice of primary sources and theoretical tools.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/091861872X?v=glance   (1060 words)

  
 _____ | Embassy of Greece | _____
Briefing of diplomatic correspondents by Foreign Ministry spokesman Mr.
Greece on Crvenkovski refusal to attend Athens summit
Greece sternly warns of 'ultra-nationalist' positions being adopted as official FYROM policy
www.greekembassy.org /Embassy/content/en/Root.aspx   (881 words)

  
 Turkey Attributes Great Importance To Relations With Greece, Gul
Gul said Turkey considered improvement of relations with Greece as a mission and said that improvement would be to the advantage of both sides.
Responding to a question about the decision of the Turkish parliament on consideration of Greece's extension of its territorial waters as casus belli, Gul said that the issue was sorted out by 1997 Madrid Declaration and that there was no new development.
Also thanking Greece for the support it extended to Turkey's EU bid, Gul said that the performance of Turkey in accession talks was very important.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=91429   (513 words)

  
 Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Foreign Minister Bakoyannis (25 June): “Today, we celebrate 16 years since the creation in 1992 of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) initiative.
The Conference, which was a German initiative, was aimed at supporting the Palestinian state entity and contributing to the improvement of security of residents in the Palestinian areas.
Greece in the EU The Constitution of the EU External Relations -Enlargement
www.ypex.gov.gr /www.mfa.gr/en-US   (585 words)

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