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Greece supports Ukraine’s EU prospects, says PM Mitsotakis

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his support to Ukraine’s European prospects on Monday after the appeal of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for immediate European Union membership. “Full solidarity with President Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine. We welcome Ukraine’s EU choice; they are one of us,”  Mitsotakis said in …

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ECB must keep buying bonds to cushion Ukraine fallout, says Bank of Greece governor

The European Central Bank (ECB) should continue its bond-buying stimulus programme at least until the end of the year and keep it open-ended to cushion the fallout from any conflict in Ukraine, ECB policymaker Yannis Stournaras told Reuters. He was the first ECB official to spell out how events in …

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EU advises further relaxing of Covid travel rules for foreigners

European Union member countries agreed Tuesday that they should further facilitate tourist travel into the 27-nation bloc for people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recovered from Covid-19. The European Council is recommending that EU nations next month lift all testing and quarantine requirements for people who received …

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EU countries aim to lift Covid restrictions by mid-March, says Greece’s Minister

All the countries at the EU Health Ministers Council meeting said that they aim to lift remaining restrictions to control the transmission of the coronavirus by mid-March, depending on the pressure facing individual countries’ health system,” Greece’s Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Thursday. Speaking to Skai TV, Plevris said …

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“Greece’s sovereignty over the islands is unquestionable,” says EU statement

“Greece’s sovereignty over these islands is unquestionable,” the European Union said on Sunday, a day after also the US State Department expressed the same position following Turkey’s provocations by the Foreign Minister.. “Greece’s sovereignty over these islands is unquestionable. Turkey should respect it, refrain from provocative statements and actions in …

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EU Commission approves €31.5mn direct grants to specific type of farmers

The European Commission has approved 31.5 million euros in direct grants for the support of specific types of farmers and producers affected by restrictive measures imposed during the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Announced on Wednesday, the state funding budget was approved under the EU’s State Aid Temporary Framework and will be …

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Greece requests disbursement of €3.56 billion from Recovery Fund

Greece on Wednesday officially filed its first request for the disbursement of 3.56 billion euros in the framework of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan “Greece 2.0”, following completion of all relative landmarks and goals. The 15 landmarks and goals, agreed with the EU, include among others preparations to extend …

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