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Brexit Delayed Once Again as EU Grants Extension to January 31, 2020

Monday was another milestone in the long and painful process of the UK's effort to leave the European Union. The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, tweeted on Monday morning that all 27 EU member states (excluding the UK)...

EU President Tusk Calls on Ankara to Cease Activities in Syria and Cyprus' EEZ

The President of the European Council (EUCO) Donald Tusk visited Cyprus on Friday, where he held a joint press conference with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades. President Tusk slammed Turkish President Erdogan for his earlier provocative statements, in which he threatened...

EU President Tusk Slams Turkey, Saying ''We Stand United Behind Cyprus''

Donald Tusk, the outgoing President of the European Council, issued a damning statement against Turkey on Monday evening, condemning Ankara's actions off the coast of the Republic of Cyprus. Tusk, whose tenure in the EU's highest office ends on October 31,...

NATO, EU Hail Greek Approval of Prespa Name Deal

Top political officials from around the world hailed the Greek Parliament's ratification of the Prespa Agreement on Friday. The ratification in effect settles the "Macedonia" name dispute between FYROM and Greece and paves the way for the Balkan country to...

NATO Chief, EC President Welcome FYROM’s Name Change Parliamentary Vote

In two separate tweets, both the NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and European Council President Donald Tusk expressed their enthusiasm of the parliamentary vote in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) that approves the process for renaming the country. “With...

Europe Lends Support to Greece, Cyprus Over Turkish Violations

The European Union came to the defense of Greece and Cyprus on Friday following what President Donald Tusk described as "Turkey's illegal violations in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the Aegean." "On behalf of all the EU leaders, I would...

Tsipras: Europe not Properly Addressing its 'Excessive Social Deficit'

There is currently an "excessive social deficit" in Europe that is not being adequately addressed, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said, in a press conference after the end of the European Council in Brussels. "We cannot just announce measures, such...

Tsipras: Tusk's Proposal on Refugee Quotas is 'Unfortunate'

The proposal by European Council President Donald Tusk to scrap mandatory quotas on relocating asylum seekers across the European Union, is "unfortunate, untimely and unnecessary", Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an interview with state TV channel ERT3, that...

Tusk Vs. Avramopoulos in Latest EU Refugee Quotas Feud

The deep political, economic and cultural divide between North and South in the EU has led to yet another feud - this time on the issue of refugee quotas for the EU countries. Rivals from the two sides of the...

Avramopoulos Decribes Tusk’s Paper on Migration as ‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Anti-European’

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Tuesday, the proposals of European Council President Donald Tusk on migration, included in a letter issued for the EU leaders' summit later this week are "unacceptable" and "anti-European." "My position is very...