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Greek PM to ask for additional EU assistance

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said on Friday that he will ask for more resources to deal with migration. The Greek PM is in Granada, Spain, for the informal summit of European Union leaders. Talking to reporters before the summit, Mitsotakis said he was glad a preliminary agreement has been …

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Greece takes actions to attract Digital Nomads

Greece is quickly evolving into a remote work destination with authorities taking actions to facilitate the move of digital nomads, according to the conclusions of the 1st Work from Greece Summit organized by Marketing Greece on Tuesday. Government officials, company executives and digital nomads attended the event and exchanged ideas …

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Erdogan to meet with Biden at NATO Summit, rules out talks with Mitsotakis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be meeting with US counterpart Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid later on Tuesday or on Wednesday, he told reporters on Tuesday morning. He ruled out the possibility of holding any talks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who …

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Trilateral Summit: Greece vows to link Egypt’s energy grid to EU

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday called the trilateral cooperation scheme established by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt “a beacon of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean,” in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi after the 9th Trilateral Summit held in Athens. He said …

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EU leaders, von der Leyen flock to Athens for the EUMED 9 Summit

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and eight EU leaders are flocking to Athens on Friday for the EUMED 9 Summit to be held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Culture Centre (SNFCC). The presence of the EU VIPs will disrupt traffic and public transport for security reasons. The agenda …

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Greece hosts tripartite summit with Cyprus and Jordan

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hosted a tripartite summit with the King of Jordan Abdullah II and the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis in Athens on Wednesday. It is the second summit of the three countries since 2018. Aim of the meeting was expand partnership, strengthen cooperation and the coordination …

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“Totally unacceptable”: Cyprus and Greece join forces, reject EU draft on Turkey

Cyprus has rejected the draft on Turkey prepared for the summit of European Union leaders as “totally unacceptable.” Also Greece has raised objections saying that it does not reflect the balanced report submitted on Monday by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. Both the Cypriot …

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EU to toughen sanctions on Turkish drilling: Summit draft

The European Union will impose sanctions on more Turkish individuals and companies responsible for drilling in contested waters in the Mediterranean, according to a draft statement prepared for EU leaders to agree at a summit on Thursday. If agreed, the EU will “prepare additional listings” on the basis of a …

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EU leaders agreed on coronavirus economic rescue plan

A plan for injecting billions of euros of emergency aid into Europe’s battered economies has been agreed by EU heads. Meeting via video, they agreed to set up a massive recovery fund, closely tied to the bloc’s seven-year budget. They also confirmed that €540bn (£470bn) of financial support would be …

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Greece, Egypt, Cyprus condemn Turkey, hold joint military exercise “Medusa 9”

Τhe ministers of defense of Greece, Cyrpus and Egypt met in Athens to discuss the latest development sin the East Mediterranean region, cooperation on defense and security as well as regional security challenges. General Mohamed Zaki, the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Minister of Defense and Military Production, Minister …

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Mitsotakis: EU adopted resolution that Greece must be supported in Migration management

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday that European Council adopted a resolution that Greece must be supported in the management of migration flows, at the insistence of the Greek side. “I would like to emphasize that point 8 of the conclusions wasadded after our urgent intervention. EU support for …

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Greece, Cyprus, Egypt affirm energy Cooperation, call on Turkey to end “provocative actions”

During the tripartite summit in Cairo, Cyprus, Greece and Egypt affirmed their cooperation in engergy sector. At the same time, they called on Turkey on Tuesday to “end its provocative actions” in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, including exploring for oil in Cyprus’ territorial waters, which they called “a breach of …

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EU leaders remain deep divided over tackling Migration within European borders

The European Union  Summit in Salzburg was supposed to bring leaders together, tackle the Migration crisis and reach consensus. A very difficult task given the fact that Austria that runs the EU’s rotating presidency and its Chancellor Sebastian Kurz have a strong anti-migrants policy. A few months ago, the Summit …

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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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EU Council cancels Summit press conference after Italy threat to veto

The first day of the EU Summit did not go according to plan. The EU Council has cancelled the press conference at the end of Day 1 of the summit and in a very diplomatic statement, make it clear, it’s Italy’s fault… The European Council this afternoon had an exchange …

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Mini EU Summit on Migration as rift with hardline governments grows

European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced an informal mini summit on migration and asylum issues. The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 24th, in Brussels. In a tweet Juncker announced the informal summit, however without revealing who is to participate.  Howver, he tagged the prime ministers of Greece, Italy, Bulgaria …

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