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Czech dairy industry not allowed to use term “Greek Yogurt”

Greece’s dairy industry and farmers have won one more victory in protecting Greek products like the famous “Greek Yogurt.” The Czech Republic has sent the European Commission a draft amendment to its national laws that will prevent Czech dairies from marketing products that are called “Greek yogurt,” state news agency …

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EU hails ratification of Prespes Agreement. Time to talk Debt Relief?

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn issued a joint statement welcoming the ratification of the Prespes Agreement by the Greek Parliament. “We warmly welcome the next crucial step in the ratification of the Prespa agreement, taken with today’s vote …

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EP Rapporteur calls for suspension of EU-Turkey accessions talks

European Parliament Rapporteur Kati Piri proposes the formal suspension of accession negotiations with Turkey reiterating her call on Ankara to refrain from threatening Cyprus. Dutch socialist MEP Kati Piri presented on Wednesday to the European Parliament in Strasbourg her draft report on Turkey`s accession progress. Her report said that continuing …

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Greece holds 4. place in property taxation in the EU, real estate prices on the rise

When it comes to property taxation, Greece holds the fourth place in the European Union, after France, UK and Belgium, a study conducted by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) has shown. . Property Taxes (left): Greece after France, UK and Belgium. Repeated Property Taxes (right): Greece after …

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Controversial AI “lie detector” to be used at borders of Greece, Hungary and Latvia

A controversial system of Artificial Intelligence powered “lie detector” will be used at some borders in Greece, Hungary and Latvia to identify illegal migrants. The system sponsored by the European Commission is supposed to identify illegal migrants by analyzing their micro-expressions. The project that is to be used initially for …

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EU backs Greece in territorial waters extension, rebukes Turkey

The European Union backs Greece in territorial waters spat with Turkey and asks Ankara to respect international agreements like the “Law of the Sea. The EU remains committed to good neighbourly relations and respect of international agreements, EU spokesperson Maja Kocijancic told euractive, following tensions between Athens and Ankara on the expansion of …

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Populist Alliance has EU leadership paralyzed in its Brussels bubble

Italy’s far-right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and French populist Marie LePen met in Rome on Monday to seal a unholy alliance: they declared that they are the anti-establishment movement within the European Union. Salvini slammed the European Union for budget restrictions and austerity, the migration crisis as well as …

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EU leaders remain deep divided over tackling Migration within European borders

The European Union  Summit in Salzburg was supposed to bring leaders together, tackle the Migration crisis and reach consensus. A very difficult task given the fact that Austria that runs the EU’s rotating presidency and its Chancellor Sebastian Kurz have a strong anti-migrants policy. A few months ago, the Summit …

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3,000 migrants from overcrowded Moria to be relocated to mainland

After repeated appeals for asylum-seekers relocation from overcrowded Moria camp in the island of Lesvos, the European Commission reportedly plans to finally take take action. A total of 3,000 people are to be relocated to the Greek mainland. An EU source told New Europe that “the European Commission, having repeatedly alerted …

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