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Greece to Receive 32 Billion Euros as EU Unveils Massive Relief Program

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to allocate to member states a massive 750 billion euro ($824 billion) aid program to fight the economic repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe. Greece is slated to receive 32 billion euros from...

Coronavirus Pandemic: EU Approves €2 Billion Aid Package to Support Greek Businesses

The European Commission has approved a 2 billion euro Greek aid scheme to support the Greek economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on March...

MEPs Call for Solidarity, New Measures to Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak in Refugee Camps

  As Europe grapples with the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, concern is also growing over the living conditions of migrants and asylum-seekers living in camps on the Greek islands, particularly among members of the European Parliament (MEPs). On Friday, the European Parliament...

Greece Appoints Internationally-Recognized Experts to Shape Nation's Growth Plan

The Greek government announced on Thursday the formation of a special commission to draft a new "Growth Plan" for the Greek economy. The commission includes economists and executives who will combine their accumulated academic knowledge, international acumen, market knowledge and...

EU Warns Turkey to Avoid Actions Threatening Peace and Good Relations

The new European Administration of Ursula von der Leyen warned Turkey to avoid any actions which threaten good neighborly relations during the new Commission's first press briefing held in Brussels on Monday. Eric Mamer, the new EU Commission's chief spokesperson,...

EU Takes Greece to Court Over Illegal State Aid to Mining Company Larco

The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it will bring Greece to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for failing to recover state aid once given to Greek mining company Larco. Athens failed to comply with a 2017 ruling by...

Europarliament Approves New Commission; Ursula von der Leyen New President

With 461 votes in favor, the European Parliament approved the new European Commission under the Presidency of Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday afternoon. The reshuffled composition of the Commission, occasioned by the disapproval of several commissioners in the European...

EU Commission Proposes Immediate Accession Negotiations for Albania, North Macedonia

The European Commission released its annual assessments and recommendations regarding ''Reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey'' on Wednesday. In the report, it proposes the immediate opening of accession negotiations for Albania and North Macedonia, but not for the...

The 2019 EU Parliamentary Elections and the Rising Tide of Nationalism

By Andreas C Chrysafis The campaigns for the next elections for the European Parliament, scheduled for May 23-26, 2019, have already begun in earnest. A total of 751 parliamentary openings are currently up for grabs by those fortunate enough to...