Dating community friendship italian

06-Feb-2020 13:45

Italy ceded the Dodecanese to Greece as part of the Treaty of Peace following World War II in 1947.

Today, there are still historical Greek communities in Italy dating to the antiquity and Italian communities in Greece, dating to the Middle Ages.

Modern diplomatic relations between the two countries were established right after Italy's unification, and are today regarded as cordial.

The two states cooperate in the fields of energy, culture and tourism, with Italy being a major trading partner of Greece, both in exports and imports.

Greece and Italy share common political views about the Balkans, the region and the world, and are leading supporters of the integration of all the Balkan states to the Euro-Atlantic family, and promoted the "Agenda 2014", which was proposed by the Greek Government in 2004 as part of the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Thessaloniki, to integrate the Western Balkan states into the European Union by the year 2014, when Greece and Italy assumed the rotating Presidency of the European Union for the first and second halves of 2014, respectively.

The two countries are EU, UN and NATO member states, and cooperate in many other multilateral organizations, such as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the World Trade Organization, and the Union for the Mediterranean, while at same time they are promoting closer diplomatic relations and cooperation with other key countries, such as USA and Israel.

Greece and Italy are NATO allies and maintain a close military cooperation.

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Mussolini sought diplomatically to create "an Italian-dominated Balkan bloc that would link Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, and Hungary".

Venizelos countered the policy with diplomatic agreements among Greek neighbours and established an "annual Balkan conference ...

In 1923, the new Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini used the murder of an Italian general on the Greco-Albanian border as a pretext to bombard and temporarily occupy Corfu, the most important of the Ionian Islands.

The Greek general Theodoros Pangalos, who governed Greece as a dictator in 1925–26, sought to revise the Treaty of Lausanne of 1923 and launch a revanchist war against Turkey.

Greece and Italy are NATO allies and maintain a close military cooperation.

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Mussolini sought diplomatically to create "an Italian-dominated Balkan bloc that would link Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, and Hungary".

Venizelos countered the policy with diplomatic agreements among Greek neighbours and established an "annual Balkan conference ...

In 1923, the new Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini used the murder of an Italian general on the Greco-Albanian border as a pretext to bombard and temporarily occupy Corfu, the most important of the Ionian Islands.

The Greek general Theodoros Pangalos, who governed Greece as a dictator in 1925–26, sought to revise the Treaty of Lausanne of 1923 and launch a revanchist war against Turkey.

During the World War I, both Italy and Greece were members of the Allies and fought against the Central Powers but when the Italians found that Greece had been promised land in Anatolia at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919, the Italian delegation withdrew from the conference for several months.