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As Prices Rise, Russia’s Gazprom Cuts Gas Supplies to EU by 70%

The Russian firm Gazprom, which is majority owned by the Russian state, is continuing to reduce gas supplies to Europe via Belarus, potentially aggravating tense market conditions. The price of gas has all but doubled in the last few...

EU Commission Chief Says Turkish Situation “Worsening”

Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, said on Monday that the situation regarding Turkey has not only not improved, it has actually worsened. His remarks came...

EU Cautions Against Loosening Virus Restrictions; Doesn’t Ban Holiday Travel

The European Union's Executive Commission on Wednesday kept up the pressure on member states to maintain their strict coronavirus protocols before the Christmas season is upon us, with all its temptations to travel and engage in social activities. When many...

Greece, Fellow Mediterranean Nations Sign New Migration Memorandum

The leaders of four Mediterranean nations who are the most affected by illegal immigration  sent a joint memorandum regarding the European Union's new migration rulebook to the EU on Wednesday. The nations of Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta together signed...

EU VP Schinas Goes into Self-Isolation After Positive Coronavirus Test

Greece's Margaritis Schinas, the European Commission Vice President, in charge of the portfolio called Promoting Our European Way of Life, announced on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be self-isolating. The admission was made public...

EU Commission To Establish New Taskforce to Address Lesvos Migrant Issues

Following the fire that devastated the Moria migrant facility on the Greek island of Lesvos, the EU Commission announced on Wednesday that it will establish a dedicated task force to improve the situation on the island in a meaningful...

EU Approves 130 Million Euros for Refugee Facilities on Greek Islands

    The European Commission announced on Monday the disbursement of a total of 130 million euros designated for the construction of three controlled-access refugee and migrant facilities on the Greek islands of Samos, Leros and Kos. The funds have now been...

EU Backs Athens and Nicosia, Asks Turkey to Publish Turkish-Libyan Accord

During the daily briefing of the European Commission in Brussels on Wednesday, the EU asked Turkey to publish its agreement with Libya, and at the same time expressed its unequivocal solidarity with Greece and Cyprus on the matter. The Commission...

Next EU Commission VP Schinas Declares Brussels' Main Priority is Migration

Margaritis Schinas, the next Vice President of the European Commission, said on Thursday that a new, integrated, coherent and sustainable European policy on handling refugees and migrants will be the main priority for the von der Leyen administration. The VP...

EU Positive on Greece's Growth But Encourages Reforms

The European Commission on Thursday revised their forecast for Greek economic growth slightly upward in 2019 and 2020, but warned that the nation's economic recovery depends on needed reforms. According to its interim economic forecast, the Greek economy is set to...