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UK officially leaves the EU

After 47 years of membership and more than three years after it voted to do so in a referendum, the UK has officially left the European Union. The historic moment happened at…

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Final EU Parliament committee vote on Brexit today

In its press announcement yesterday, the European Parliament confirmed that the Constitutional Affairs Committee will vote on its recommendation on the UK withdrawal agreement, today, Thursday afternoon. Following a debate and vote,…

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Migrant Crisis: A Weekly snapshot

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has released the latest figures concerning the arrivals of migrants and refugees to Greece for the period 30 December 2019 – 05…

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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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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…

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EU to introduce new identity cards to boost safety measures

In efforts to boost border safety and prevent terrorists and criminals from entering the European Union with forged documents, EU lawmakers approved new rules aimed at establishing a uniform identity card format across all…

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Greece well prepared for Brexit fallout

Alternate Foreign Minister Sia Anagnostopoulou, declared on Tuesday that Greece was sufficiently prepared for the consequences of a possible disorderly UK Brexit. The minister made the comments at the end of Tuesday’s…

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Turkey not a free country says Independent watchdog

Turkey has scored poorly in the ‘freedom’ stakes according to Freedom House, an independent watchdog organisation that analyses the challenges to freedom, advocates for greater political rights and civil liberties, and supports…

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Praise for Greece’s “Herculean” efforts

The European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday praised Greece’s Herculean efforts, while addressing the European Parliament where Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras also gave a speech about his government’s efforts and…

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Greek PM to present his vision for Europe to Europeans

Greece’s Prime Minister is in Strasburg to address the European Parliament today on his vision for Europe. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will address the Euro-parliament plenary in the presence of European Commission…

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