Tag: European Commission

Greece marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 1

Greece marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

On the occasion of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou said that the phenomenon of human trafficking exists not only because it is objectively hard…

EU won't play ball with Turkey this time: Commissioner

EU won’t play ball with Turkey this time: Commissioner

European Commission Vice-President for Promoting European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas stressed that the European Union had no intention on pacifying Turkey’s attitide. Schinas made the comments on Thursday during an online…

Greece and Italy on notice for violating passenger rights 4

Greece and Italy on notice for violating passenger rights

The European Commission on Thursday decided to take further steps in the infringement procedure against Greece and Italy, for violating passenger rights amid the coronavirus pandemic. The two countries on Thursday received…

corona app

EU Calls for voluntary use of coronavirus tracing app

One of the latest announcements by the European Commission encourages travellers to use virus-tracing apps so that Covid-19 restrictions may be lifted earlier and travel can resume, raising privacy concerns in the…

athens airport

Greece’s proposal to the EU to restart tourism

Greece is calling on the European Commission to adapt its proposal for a pre-travel coronavirus test to be instituted across the EU in order to allow travel to begin once the lockdown…

Christos Staikouras

Greece looks to ‘save’ summer and hospitality industry

Greece’s Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said the government will focus its efforts in May on supporting the restaurant and hospitality sectors while it will also support real estate owners who collected a…

European Union proposes to extend travel ban to June 15 6

European Union proposes to extend travel ban to June 15

The European Commission has made an official request to the European Parliament and European Council to extend the travel ban for another month, to June 15, 2020. The temporary travel restriction applies to…

greece eu

Europe approves Greek government billion euro ‘virus’ bailout

The Greek government’s proposed bailout package for businesses during the pandemic was approved by the European Commission on Tuesday, 7 April. Specifically, the Commission approved a one-billion-euro aid scheme proposed by Greece…

coronavirus

EU approves coronavirus state support for Greece

The European Commission has approved a €2 billion Greek aid scheme to help soften the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by…

illegal migrants

5,000 migrants on Greek islands offered return to their countries

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi on Thursday announced the creation of a temporary mechanism for the voluntary return of 5,000 migrants from the Greek islands to their countries of origin.…

ATLAS OF MIGRATION

Europe launches online Migration Atlas

On the occasion of International Migrant’s Day last month, the European Commission launched an online, international ‘Migration’ Atlas with data for 198 countries and territories worldwide. The initiative will give citizens an…

smoking cigarette

Smoking losing its cool over declining sales

World sales of cigarettes have been declining continuously for the last 40 years courtesy of a mixture of government interventions such as educational campaigns and advertising bans. However, in Greece, successive governments…