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EU reaches deal for $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

The European Union reached a deal Friday for a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, a key step as Western sanctions aim to reorder the global oil market to prevent price spikes and starve President Vladimir Putin of funding for his war in Ukraine. After a last-minute flurry of negotiations, …

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Greece wants a 150-200 euros cap on natural gas

“A cap at 275 euros is not in essence a cap,” Greece’s Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said on Thursday. Arriving at the Council of Ministers meeting in Brussels, he pointed out that a gas price ceiling between “150 euros and 200 euros is a realistic ceiling.” Stressing that …

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Greece to raise naked migrants issue with UN; Turkey claims “fake news”

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Monday that he will inform the United Nations on the issue of 92 naked migrants collected at the Evros river, the natural border with Turkey  on Friday. He once again accused Turkey of mistreating migrants. Speaking to Skai TV,  Mitarakis said …

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Frosty atmosphere in Prague as Erdogan attacks Greece again

Frosty atmosphere between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the European Political Community summit in Prague, where the two leaders did not even exchanged a glance  when they headed to the group photo opportunity. Once again Erdogan verbally attacked Greece accusing it of creating …

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Tsipras calls for EU sanctions to keep Turkish aggression in check

Greece main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras has urged the European Union to prepare a package of sanctions against Turkey over its escalating challenges to Greek sovereignty. The interventions of the leader of left-wing SYRIZA came on the sidelines of the Eurosocialist Summit PES in Prague. Tsipras called on the EU …

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Greek PM calls on EU leaders to “work together to eradicate smugglers preying on desperate people’

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for deeper cooperation against human smugglers after two tragic shipwrecks with 30 dead migrants in the Aegean Sea on Wednesday. Arriving at the European Political Community summit in Prague and in a statement at the doorstep, Mitsotakis expressed his deep sorrow for the loss …

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Greece proposes 80-billion-euro energy fund to European Commission

Τhe European Commission should set up an 80-billion-euro fund to deal with the fallout from high natural gas prices, proposed Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas to EU officials on Tuesday. Skrekas made the proposal ahead of the Ministers of Energy Emergency Council on Friday, in a letter to Executive …

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Greece FM sends letters to UN, NATO over absurd Turkish claims

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will send letters to all members of the UN Security Council and to the UN Secretary General, as well as the secretary general of NATO, in the wake of the unprecedented statements made by Turkish officials’ in recent days. The statements made by the Turkish …

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EU Commission: Enhanced surveillance of Greece will not be prolonged past August 20

The European Commission will not prolong the enhanced surveillance of Greece once it expires on 20 August, it said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Commission said that “following exchanges with the Greek authorities, including at the Eurogroup meeting of June 16, the Commission acknowledges that Greece has delivered on …

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