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President Emmanuel Macron to visit Greece in September

President Emmanuel Macron will visit Greece September 7 and 8, a source in the Elysee Palace said, as he seeks to build momentum behind a drive to deepen European integration. Macron’s aides have described a “very European” agenda after he returns from a holiday in southern France. He travels to …

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Gazprom ready to consider TAP as alternative for supplies to Europe

Russia’s Gazprom is ready to consider the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), designed to transport natural gas from Azerbaijan to the EU countries, as an option for gas supplies to Europe, Kommersant newspaper reported referring to its sources. Gazprom is now leaning towards the Poseidon gas pipeline as the main option for …

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Rebranding Europe: How the EU can improve communication with its citizens

Europe needs to change. In many ways. This was said several times on the occasion of the 60th birthday and the celebrations of the Rome Declaration on Saturday. The EU leaders said it. And thousands of Europeans who took to the streets. Europe – the European Union, that is – …

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Tsipras: Europe is not defending own accomplishments, has surrendered to the IMF

Europe is not defending its own accomplishments, its heritage and social model and has surrendered to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which explains its existential crisis, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday evening, addressing an event organized by the Transform! Europe network, in Rome’s “La Sapienza” University. “We are …

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Mnuchin: US wants IMF to stick to hard line on Greece

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made it clear that the Trump administration does not think much neither of the European Union, nor the Eurozone nor Greece. In an interview to the Wall Street Journal, Mnuchin suggested that the US wants the International Monetary Fund to stick to its hard line on …

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Full Moon, Eclipse and a green Comet named Honda: Feb 10/2017

A Snow full moon, a subtle lunar eclipse and a strange green comet named Honda, the Comet 45P. Rare phenomena occur over our heads today, Friday, February 10th 2017. The comet is flashing emerald green and is marked by a long purple tail. Skywatchers this weekend will get two special, …

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Transparency Index 2016: Greece’s Corruption score still high

Transparency International published it latest Index about Corruption Perceptions in 2016. It noes “Let’s get straight to the point: No country gets close to a perfect score in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016.” Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in this year’s index fall below the midpoint of …

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ECB’s Coeure: Europe’s success in dealing with Greece is Europe’s success in …

“Europe’s success in dealing with Greece is Europe’s success in dealing with itself,” European Central Bank (ECB) Executive Board Member Benoît Cœuré said in Athens on Monday, while failure to support Greece will also be a failure to support itself. He noted that Greece had made a lot of progress …

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