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EU Might Scrap Refugee Quota Scheme

The European Union could scrap the scheme that compels member states to accept quotas of refugees. European Council President Donald Tusk will make the announcement this week. According to a Guardian report, Tusk will announce to EU leaders at a...

Chancellor Merkel Reassures Tsipras she Is Working for a Solution at Eurogroup

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday reassured Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that she is working so that a solution is found at the Eurogroup on Friday, according to sources. Following the visit of European Council president Donald Tusk in...

Greece-Creditors Negotiations Stall Again; Athens Blames Germany, IMF

The teleconference between Greek officials and lenders' representatives scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled, making it impossible for any progress to be made in Friday's meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Malta. According to Greek officials, the teleconference was cancelled...

European Council Chief: 'Greek Economy Far From a Success Story'

"We are close to completing the second review... but we are far from talking about a success story in Greek economy," European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday. The European official spoke with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in...

Mitsotakis Tells Tusk Greece Needs a Government that Believes in European Vision

Greece needs a reliable government that will believe in the European vision, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, on the sidelines of the European People's Party (EPP) meeting in Malta on...

Social Protection and Labour Best Practices to be Upheld 'Across all Europe,' Tusk Says

European leaders remain committed to upholding the European Union's social acquis throughout Europe, including Greece, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Saturday, in a press conference after the EU's 60th anniversary summit. Replying to questions, Tusk referred to a...

Migrant Flows to Greece Down 98%, Tusk and Juncker Inform European Parliament

There has been a dramatic reduction in the refugee flows reaching Greece, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. According to Tusk, this reduction was as high as...

Greek PM Tells EU Council That Growth and Employment Need to be Promoted in Greece

Europe must not be trapped in a state of inertia but instead respond to the needs of its citizens by tackling first the economic crisis with policies boosting growth and employment, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the European Council...

Greek PM Tsipras: 'We Need a New Vision for Europe'

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that Europe is facing a deep political crisis, created by harsh austerity and a piecemeal approach to the migration problem. Speaking after the European Council attended by leaders of the 27 EU member...

Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk Express Pleasure on Eurogroup's Agreement for Greece

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk on Thursday expressed their pleasure on the Eurogroup's agreement for Greece during a joint press conference before the start of the GF Summit at Ise-Shima, Japan. "We are pleased...