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“Feta is Greek!” EU top court tells Denmark

Greece on Thursday scored a win in its fight to protect their right to the term “Feta” as Europe’s top court reprimanded Denmark for not blocking local companies from using the name for sales outside the European Union. Greece claims feta as part of its cultural heritage because it has …

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Athens air quality “moderate,” says EU Environment Agency that evaluated 344 cities

Air quality in Athens is only “moderate,” according to air pollution data published on Monday by the European Environment Agency (EEA). More than 340 European cities are included in the map based on data collected from measuring stations across the bloc. Athens ranks 227th in the list. Moderate is for …

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EU authorities drop mandatory mask in airplanes and airports

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, to the health safety measures for air travel, paving the way for a relaxation of the need to wear medical masks on board a flight, but …

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Greece among countries pushing for lifting Russian oil ban with EU-owned tankers

The European Union plans to abandon the proposal banning EU-owned ships from carrying Russian oil to third countries. Among the EU member states that pushed for the lifting if the export ban is Greece. According to a report, Bloomberg has learned and with those familiar with the matter, the proposal …

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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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