Tag: European Council

Greece warns Turkey: De-escalation or sanctions

Greece warns Turkey: De-escalation or sanctions

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas stated that if Turkey does not take actual steps toward de-escalation, “things will become very difficult for [President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan at the European Council.” Speaking on Skai TV…

Update: The official EU coronavirus ‘safe travel list’ 1

Update: The official EU coronavirus ‘safe travel list’

On Thursday, the European Council updated the list of safe countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. From July 31, residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia,…

European Union proposes to extend travel ban to June 15 3

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…

Erdogan

EU Council President backs Greece during talks with Turkish President

The European Council in a statement issued on Wednesday, said that Council President Mr. Charles Michel “reiterated his support to Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus” during a meeting he had with Turkish President Recep Tayyip…

Alexis Tsipras

Tsipras wants EU membership for North Macedonia

Greece’s former Prime Minister, SYRIZA party leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday called on Europe to commence accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. Tsipras made the call during his address to French…

Greece ‘wins’ arms embargo on Libya

Greece ‘wins’ arms embargo on Libya

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias declared a small win, after the European Council agreed to enforce an arms embargo on Libya by air and sea, in statements made in Brussels on Monday.…

Bulgarian and North Macedonian leaders

Mitsotakis meets with Bulgarian and North Macedonian leaders

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with his Bulgarian and North Macedonian counterparts on the sidelines of the 4th Thessaloniki Summit on Thursday. In his meeting with North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran…

Greek PM continues to support Albania’s EU membership 5

Greek PM continues to support Albania’s EU membership

Following the recent decision by the European Council to not proceed with membership talks with Albania, the country’s Prime Minister Edi Rama met on Tuesday with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressing his…

Greek activists urge PM to push EU on climate change 6

Greek activists urge PM to push EU on climate change

Greek activists petitioned Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday to push EU leaders harder for climate change initiatives at the upcoming European Council on June 20 and 21. The upcoming Council meeting…