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Albania to get €100 mln standby credit line from EBRD

Albania to get €100 mln standby credit line from EBRD The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide a 100-million-euro standby credit line to the Albanian Deposit Insurance Agency (ADIA) guaranteed by the Albanian government to strengthen the stability of the local banking sector and boost customer confidence, Albania’s Ministry of Finance and […]

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PM Mitsotakis meets with Albanian PM Edi Rama

PM Mitsotakis meets with Albanian PM Edi Rama Greek-Albanian relations and the European course of the Western Balkans – for which Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated Greece’s steadfast support – were the focus of a meeting between the Greek premier and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama before the start of NATO’s Summit in Brussels. The […]

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Von der Leyen visit confirmed for Thursday

Von der Leyen visit confirmed for Thursday The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is to visit Greece this week following the evaluation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and the recovery fund, Commission spokesperson Dana Spinant has announced. Specifically, von der Leyen will visit Portugal and Spain on Wednesday, Greece […]

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Brussels to confirm nod to Greece 2.0

Brussels to confirm nod to Greece 2.0 The European Commission is expected to give its eagerly awaited nod to the Greek government’s national recovery program (“Greece 2.0”) next Wednesday, opening the way for the disbursement of 30.5 billion euros to Greece by 2026, with the first €7.5 billion set to reach the state coffers within […]

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Joint Statement of the Meeting of the European Affairs Ministers of the Southern European (MED7) countries

Joint Statement of the Meeting of the European Affairs Ministers of the Southern European (MED7) countries Athens, 11 June 2021 We, the Ministers in charge of European Affairs of Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain, met in Athens on 11 June to reaffirm our commitment to our common European project and to coordinate […]

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European ministers vow to protect reporters, free expression

European ministers vow to protect reporters, free expression NICOSIA – Ministers from 47 Council of Europe member-states have agreed to seek new regulations to protect freedom of expression online and in news media amid growing concerns that artificial intelligence may be used to curtail the right, officials said Friday. The ministers in charge of media […]

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EU Med -7 minister’s meeting opening in Athens on Friday

EU Med -7 minister’s meeting opening in Athens on Friday A meeting of the Ministers of European and Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Malta (EU-Med7) will be held in Athens on Friday, with a focus on the preparations for the EU-Med7 Summit that will take place in Athens in September 2021. […]

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Survey of European CFOs: Two-thirds optimistic over recovery, corporate performance

Survey of European CFOs: Two-thirds optimistic over recovery, corporate performance European CFOs appear “bullish” over the post-pandemic recovery of national economies in the coming year, according to results of the recently unveiled 13th edition of Deloitte’s European CFO survey. The latest bi-annual survey queried some 1,500 CFOs on the continent in 19 countries, with questionnaires […]

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EU sharply divided on migration

EU sharply divided on migration The European Union remains sharply divided on migration, with the five Mediterranean “first reception” countries – Greece among them – demanding guarantees that arriving migrants and refugees will be evenly distributed across the bloc. The five – Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain – have sent a joint letter to […]

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UEFA: Αναστέλλει την πειθαρχική διαδικασία κατά των ιδρυτών της European Super League!

UEFA: Αναστέλλει την πειθαρχική διαδικασία κατά των ιδρυτών της European Super League! Πρώτη καταχώρηση: Τετάρτη, 9 Ιουνίου 2021, 19:48 Την απόφαση να «παγώσει» μέχρι νεοτέρας τις πειθαρχικές διαδικασίες κατά των ιδρυτικών μελών της ESL, για την πρόσφατη… ανταρσία τους, πήρε η UEFA. Ο λόγος φυσικά γίνεται για τις Ρεάλ Μαδρίτης, την Μπαρτσελόνα και την Γιουβέντους, […]

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EU lawmakers OK virus pass, boosting summer travel hopes

EU lawmakers OK virus pass, boosting summer travel hopes European Union lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a new travel certificate that will allow people to move between European countries without having to quarantine or undergo extra coronavirus tests, paving the way for the pass to start in time for summer. The widely awaited certificate is aimed […]

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EU needs legally binding targets to protect nature, lawmakers say

EU needs legally binding targets to protect nature, lawmakers say The European Union needs legally binding measures to protect nature and biodiversity, the European Parliament said on Wednesday, warning that previous voluntary plans have failed to deliver. The EU’s executive Commission last year published a plan to protect biodiversity, and has set out goals to […]

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Greece follows Italy with bond sale ahead of ECB meeting

Greece follows Italy with bond sale ahead of ECB meeting Southern European governments are taking advantage of calm in bond markets to raise funding ahead of a closely-watched European Central Bank meeting, with Greece following Italy with a bond sale on Wednesday. Eurozone bond yields have fallen sharply in recent weeks, on dovish commentary from […]

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EU states push back on green finance rules in public spending

EU states push back on green finance rules in public spending The European Union’s planned rulebook for green investments faced fresh pushback this week, with Greece, Cyprus and five other countries questioning its use in public spending, while green groups sought to delay approval of the rules. The EU in April published the first part […]

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Auditor: EU’s Frontex border agency can’t fulfill its duties

Auditor: EU’s Frontex border agency can’t fulfill its duties The European Union’s border and coast guard agency is being given additional tasks, like playing a greater role in the deportation of migrants, at a time when it is incapable even of fulfilling the duties it was ordered to carry out five years ago, the European […]

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Moderna seeks to use vaccine for adolescents

Moderna seeks to use vaccine for adolescents Moderna Inc has filed a request with the European Medicines Agency for its Covid-19 vaccine to be granted authorization for use in adolescents. In a statement on Monday, Moderna said it had filed data for a conditional marketing approval in the 27-nation EU bloc to expand its coronavirus […]

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Effective models

Effective models Organized crime is not exclusive to Greece. Many other European countries have had to crack down on criminal networks before; in fact, they are usually far more organized than the ones we have to deal with in this country.  Greek authorities – the police, prosecutors, judges and financial crimes investigators – do not […]

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European Commission Vice President Schinas: Evros border a symbol of European values

European Commission Vice President Schinas: Evros border a symbol of European values The border in Evros is European and will be protected but it is also a symbol of European values, stated European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas, during his visit on Friday to the border station at Kipi, Evros. “We have the largest Frontex […]

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Ανιέλι: «Η European Super League ήταν μία απεγνωσμένη κραυγή συναγερμού»

Ανιέλι: «Η European Super League ήταν μία απεγνωσμένη κραυγή συναγερμού» Πρώτη καταχώρηση: Παρασκευή, 4 Ιουνίου 2021, 18:09 Ο Αντρέα Ανιέλι υπερασπίστηκε σθεναρά την πρωτοβουλία για τη δημιουργία της European Super League και κατηγόρησε την UEFA για υπεροψία και αδυναμία κατανόησης των προβλημάτων του ποδοσφαίρου. «Η Γιουβέντους, η Ρεάλ και η Μπαρτσελόνα (σ.σ. τα τρία ιδρυτικά […]

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Study Finds Oxygen Levels Declining in Hundreds of European, US Lakes

Study Finds Oxygen Levels Declining in Hundreds of European, US Lakes Prespa Lake. Oxygen levels in lakes in Europe and the US are sinking, a new study finds. Credit: Fation Plaku /CC BY-SA 4.0 A new study published on Wednesday in the journal Nature shows that oxygen levels in hundreds of lakes in Europe and the […]

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EU concerned about use of anti-migrant sound cannon

EU concerned about use of anti-migrant sound cannon The European Union expressed concern Thursday about Greece’s use of a sound cannon to scare migrants away from its borders, raising questions over whether the device contravenes the 27-nation bloc’s laws on fundamental rights. The Associated Press reported on Monday that Greek border police are firing bursts […]

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EU, Mideast nations look to train at Cyprus security center

EU, Mideast nations look to train at Cyprus security center Three European Union member nations and three Middle Eastern countries are looking to train personnel in border, customs, maritime and cybersecurity techniques at a cutting-edge US-funded facility in Cyprus that is expected to be ready early next year, the Cypriot foreign minister said Thursday. The […]

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More safeguards in revamped EU data transfer tools, EU justice chief says

More safeguards in revamped EU data transfer tools, EU justice chief says The European Commission will on Friday adopt revamped data transfer tools with more legal and privacy safeguards to allow companies to transfer Europeans’ data securely around the world, the EU executive’s justice chief said on Wednesday. Standard contractual clauses (SCCs) came under the […]

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Bloomberg: Greece at 16th place in EU in vaccine uptake

Bloomberg: Greece at 16th place in EU in vaccine uptake Greece ranks 16th in the European Union in the uptake of Covid-19 vaccinations, with 35% of the population having received at least one dose against an EU average of 38.8%, and 20.1% being fully vaccinated, versus an EU average of18.8%, according to Bloomberg data. Data […]

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Georgantas: 81,200 European Covid Certificates issued since Tuesday

Georgantas: 81,200 European Covid Certificates issued since Tuesday “The programme of the European Covid Certificate has been underway with great success since Tuesday, with 81,200 certificates issued,” Deputy Minister of Digital Governance Giorgos Georgantas said on Wednesday in an inteview with ANT1 TV. Regarding trips by children, Georgantas said that “since vaccination is [only] possible […]

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MEPs Call for European Culture Comeback in Rare Display of Unity

MEPs Call for European Culture Comeback in Rare Display of Unity The European Parliament in Strasbourg. Credit: Diliff , CC BY-SA 3.0/Wikipedia European lawmakers called on the EU to assist European culture by reopening venues and allowing cultural activities, in a rare display of unity across political groups on Tuesday. A declaration by the Culture […]

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EU greenlights €800 million program for the support of Greek tourism sector

EU greenlights €800 million program for the support of Greek tourism sector The European Commission on Tuesday approved, under EU State aid rules, an 800 million euros Greek scheme to support companies active in tourism affected by the coronavirus outbreak, ANA reports. The scheme was approved under the State aid temporary framework. Executive Vice-President Margrethe […]

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EU backs 800 mln euro Greek scheme to help tourism industry through pandemic

EU backs 800 mln euro Greek scheme to help tourism industry through pandemic The European Commission has approved an 800 million euro scheme by Greece, designed to support tourism companies which have been heavily affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. “They [the companies] have been hit hard by the pandemic, and this scheme will help ensure […]

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Greece among first countries that activate the European Covid Certificate as of Tuesday

Greece among first countries that activate the European Covid Certificate as of Tuesday Greece is part of the first wave of countries that activate the European Covid Certificate from Tuesday, as Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday during a cabinet meeting. “It declares our readiness for a safer and freer summer and I want […]

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Commission approves Greek tourism support package

Commission approves Greek tourism support package The European Commission today gave the “Green light” for the support program that will strengthen tourism businesses. At the same time, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will have a meeting today at 14:00 with representatives of tourism companies, on the subject of the announcement of the government’s plan for the […]

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