Tag: European Commission

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…

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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…

Margaritis Schinas and Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission elects Greek Vice President

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos congratulated on Friday the European Commission’s new President Ursula von der Leyen and Vice President Margaritis Schinas. In his congratulatory letter to both…

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EU sues Denmark for labelling their white cheese as ‘Feta’

The European Commission announced on Wednesday it was suing Denmark for exporting white cheese labelled as ‘Feta’ to non-EU countries, breaching the rules as Feta is a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)…

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EU takes Greece off the credit ‘blacklist’

The European Commission on Tuesday announced its decision to return Greece on the list of “marketable risk” countries for short-term export credit insurance, following the successful completion of its fiscal adjustment program…

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Greece is at breaking point with migrant crisis: Greek PM

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday at the European People’s Party (EPP) summit, declared that Greece had reached its limits with migrant arrivals and called for a new EU asylum policy. Mitsotakis…

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Greece ranks first from Eurofunding programme

The European Commission on Tuesday published data revealing that Greece ranked first among countries with investments triggered by the Juncker Plan’s European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) relative to GDP. “As of…

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EU Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as President

The European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen President for the next European Commission in a secret ballot yesterday, 16 July with 383 votes in favour. Ursula von der Leyen is set…

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Mitsotakis aims to strengthen Greek borders as part of migration policy

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced key migration policy decisions on Monday following his meetings with European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship; Dimitris Avramopoulos and government ministers including Citizen Protection…

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Greece committed to integrating its gypsy population

Greece’s Alternate Minister of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity Theano Fotiou reiterated her government’s commitment to integrating the country’s Roma population during the launch on Thursday of the two-day European Platform…

Eurogroup not yet finished with Greece 13

Eurogroup not yet finished with Greece

The head of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Mr Klaus Regling, said on Thursday that the Eurogroup and the institutions plan to discuss with incoming Greek government following the July 7 general…

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Pride Week marches through Athens

The 15th annual Pride Week for the city of Athens will take place from June 1 to 7, with events scheduled at Syntagma Square and the main Athens Pride 2019 Parade taking…