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EU expresses “grave concern” about Turkey’s drilling in Cyprus EEZ

The European Union has expressed its “grave concern” about the upcoming drilling to be conducted by Turkey in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. In a statement issued on Saturday, EU’s High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini said that the European Council had “strongly condemned Turkey’s continuous illegal actions …

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EU Court denies Varoufakis access to ECB decision that led to capital controls

The European Union’s top General Court denied access to a European Central Bank (ECB) document which underpinned its decision to freeze vital funding to Greek banks in 2015, that resulted in forcing Athens to impose capital controls. Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and German left-wing parliamentarian Fabio De Masi(Die …

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EU to impose Visa to US travelers as of 2021: What you need to know

US citizens can now travel to Europe for up to 90 days without a visa. But as of 2021 American travelers will need a new type of visa valid for 3 years — a European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS — to visit the European Schengen Area. To …

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“Greece seeks to be catalyst and bridge for EU-Arab dialogue,” says Tsipras

“Greece is constantly seeking to be a catalyst and bridge for Euro-Arab dialogue,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said late on Sunday during a speech at the first European Union-Arab League summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The prime minister explained that Greece is “a country with strong historical, cultural, economic and …

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“Brussels Anonymous”: Greece at risk of not getting cash as reforms lag

Greece is at risk of not getting some 750 million euros next month that it won under a debt relief deal with the euro zone last year because it has not completed agreed reforms, euro zone officials told Reuters on Monday. The money is part of about 4.8 billion euros …

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EU citizens in UK will need to travel to neighboring countries for European elections

Greeks in the United Kingdom who wish to vote in the European elections will have to travel to neighboring European Union countries in order to vote, the Greek Embassy in London announced on Wednesday. The UK will not be holding a vote due to the country’s imminent departure from the …

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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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One in four Greeks cannot afford to heat their home, finds Eurostat survey

One in four Greeks cannot afford to heat their home sufficiently, the Eurostat announced following data collected as part of the annual EU survey 2017 on income and living conditions in the bloc. Based on the report, 25.7% of Greeks said they were not able to keep their home adequately …

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EU measures to crackdown illegal Golden Visa schemes not adequate, say critics

Golden Visa schemes that sell citizenship and residency to the super rich threaten the EU’s collective security and integrity and attract criminals, the European Commission has warned. Twenty states, including Greece, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain, sell residency permits while Malta, Cyprus and Bulgaria currently offer “citizenship for sale” …

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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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