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EP President Antonio Tajani under fire for praising Mussolini

“If we must be honest, he built roads, bridges, buildings, he had trains come in time,” the far-right President oif the European Parliament Antonio Tajani said about Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in an interview on Wednesday. Tajani’s remarks triggered an outrage and he attacked his critics. Shame on those …

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EU Parliament adopted ban of single-use plastic, balloons “rescued” (poll)

The European Parliament voted to ban single-use plastic. With an overwhelming majority of 571 votes vs 53 against,  MEPs backed the proposal aiming to reduce the estimated 150-thousand tons of plastic waste from Europe that ends up in the sea every year. Completely banned are to be plastic straws, cotton …

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Head of EP information office in Athens suspended amid anti-fraud probe

The head of European Parliament information office in Athens has been suspended from duty amid an anti-fraud probe by the EU Anti-Fraud office OLAF. Together with Leonidas Andrikopoulos, suspended were reportedly also two other employees whose names and nationalities were not made public. The case was confirmed by Marjory van …

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Tsipras warns “Europe has no future, if it doesn’t admit mistakes”

Europe will have no future if the bloc does not admit mistakes in handling the financial and the migration crisis, Prime Minister warned the European Parliament on Tuesday. Alexis Tsipras said Europe could face an existential crisis over nationalism unless the bloc admits mistakes and its failure to handle a …

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Bazaar conspiracies: Turkey’s FM claims “the West put pressure on Greece” against 8 servicemen extradition

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, accused “the West” for having put pressure on Greece to not extradite the 8 Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece after the failed coup of July 2016. In an interview with state news agency Anadolu, Cavusoglu said  the Greek Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister …

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EU Parliament rejects law for full transparency of MEPs’ expenses

Of all political fractions in the European Parliament it was the center-right and -left that blocked transparency in the “office expenses”, a amount of €4,400, each MP receives on monthly basis. A scandal decision for an institution that claims to have the right to demand transparency in citizens and business finances. …

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EU Parliament calls on Turkey to immediately release the two Greek soldiers

The Plenary of the European Palriament has compiled a motion for a resolution “on the violation of human rights and the rule of law in the case of two Greek soldiers arrested and detained in Turkey.” It calls for the Turkish government to immediate release the two Greek soldiers and …

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EP Plenary debates case of Two Greek Soldiers in Turkish custody on Tue

The ongoing case of the two Greek soldiers in Turkish detention since March 1st will be debated in the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. The debate comes after  initiatives by the fractions of the Europe United Left and conservative European People’s Party. The debate will include …

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Kebab and Gyros narrowly escape “death sentence” at European Parliament vote

Kebab and Gyros narrowly escaped the “death sentence”  in European Parliament earlier on Wednesday, when MEPs  were called to vote thumb up or thump down to a proposed ban on phosphate, an additive substance that can be of health risk for human consumption. According to Deutsche Welle, the vote needed an …

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Will the EU dare ban our Gyros and Kebab? #Free_Gyros

Hardly had the news that the European Union will ban Kebab and Gyros for food safety reasons, the hashtag #Free_Gryos became trendy in Greek Twitter where hundreds of Greeks added their own tzatziki sauce on the upcaming real or fake news ban. Εχουν βάλει συντηρητικά παντού, μολύνουν το περιβάλλον, βομβαρδίζουν …

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MEPs call on independent investigation into murder of Malta’s bravest blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia

A Greek member of the European Parliament calls on the EP to send investigators for an independent inquiry into the brutal murder of Maltese journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia. The 53-year-old investigative journalist and member of the Panama Papers team was teared apart when a powerful n explosive device …

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EP Left condemns Estonia Conference as “whitewash event insulting to European historic memory”

The controversy started in Greece when Justice Minister  Stavros Kontonis turned down the invitation to attend the conference “The Heritage in 21st Century Europe of the Crimes Committed by Communist Regimes” organized by Estonia. Minister Kontonis justified his decision saying the conference in Estonia “sends a wrong and dangerous political …

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