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Chairman of conservative EPP calls for arms embargo on Turkey

Manfred Weber, the chairman of European Parliament conservative party European People’s Party, called on the European Council to consider an arms embargo on Turkey. Briefing correspondents in Brussels, EPP’s chairman Weber said “it is unacceptable and provocative for Ankara to threaten Greece with war and to raise the issue of …

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Greece, Cyprus pleased with EU leaders statement on Turkey

Cyprus and Greece are pleased with the joint statement of the 27 EU leaders on Turkey, which, as they said, is based on the Borrell report and confirms the results of previous European Councils in the neighboring country. “This is a two-fold approach, which includes positive measures but also sanctions, …

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EUCO President Michel warns of EU sanctions against Turkey

The European Union and Turkey must stop the “game of cat and mouse,” European Council President Charles Michel said on Friday. EU “members will weigh sanctions against Turkey,” he added. Michel’s statement came as Turkey withdrew for one more time the exploration vessel Oruc Reis from “disputed waters” ahead of …

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Greece, Cyprus push Turkey through EU Summit conclusions

Prime Minister  Kyriakos Mitsotakis has stated that Greece is satisfied with the conclusions of the EU Summit, stressing that the EU had clearly outlined the consequences if Turkey continued its aggressive behavior. “The EU sent a clear message of unity, solidarity and determination. It made it very clear that the …

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Michel ‘s Multinational Conference with Turkey on East Med: TOP or FLOP?

President of the European Council Charles Michel told news agencies on Friday of his proposal for holding a multilateral conference with Turkey, on defusing tensions in the eastern Mediterranean. Stressing that Turkey and Greece were also informed of the conference, Michel considered it the best way to reduce tension in …

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Greece’s EUCO partners: Situation in East Mediterranean is dangerous

Greece managed to draw the attention of its European partners to the tense situation in the East Mediterranean Sea  and Turkey’s aggressiveness and to press them to take position on Turkey. After the extraordinary teleconference of the European Council focusing on the situation in Belarus on Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister …

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Spanish PM Sanchez to represent Tsipras at crucial EU top jobs meeting

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had to leave the European Council Summit in Brussels and return to Greece due to his obligations less than a week before the general elections on Sunday, July 7. “We are close but not there yet,” he told reporter commenting on whether European leaders had reached …

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EU threatens Turkey with sanctions over “illegal actions” in Cyprus, Greece

The 28 European leaders have threatened Turkey with sanctions if it continues its illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and [interesting to note] in the Aegean Sea. In the Conclusions statement following the European Council Summit in Brussels,  the European leaders “strongly condemn” and express “serious concerns” about Turkey’s illegal …

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Tsipras at EU Summit: Measures and sanctions against Turkey if no immediate stop of violations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called on European leaders to take measures and sanctions against Turkey, if it does not stop violations of International Law and provocative actions in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Arriving at the European Council Summit in Brussels, Tsipras said “A clear message must be given …

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EU leaders compromise on vague conclusions and “controlled migration centers”

After a long sleepless night and a session that lasted approximately 14 hours, the 28 European Union leaders managed to reach a compromise and agreed to adopt the conclusions on the hot potato that is called: Migration. The rift within the EU on the issue is bigger than ever before …

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Macron tells Tsipras “We did it!”, express wish to visit Greece

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his satisfaction over Eurogroup agreement on Greece a week ago. Speaking with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the sideline of the European Council Summit in Brussels, the French president spoke of very good results. “We did it! The results were very good. We haven’t finished …

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