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January 2002: Greece Enters the Eurozone

It has been 20 years since Greece's accession to the eurozone, an anniversary that has been overshadowed by the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant

Leaders Around Globe Mull New Measures to Fight Omicron

Health officials across Europe and the rest of the world are grappling with the incredibly rapid growth of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus on Tuesday, mulling new curbs on movement just days before Christmas. The mutation has caused travel...

“Merry Christmas” Debate Rages in EU Parliament

Greek member of the European Parliament Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou defended on Thursday what she considers "the right of European citizens to say 'Merry Christmas'" in response to a debate surrounding the word "Christmas" in the European parliament on Wednesday. EU equality...

Malta First EU Nation to Legalize Cannabis for Personal Use

Malta became the first EU country to legalize cannabis for personal and at-home use on Tuesday. Malta's parliament approved a legal reform that gives citizens the ability to grow and possess specific amounts of marijuana. Citizens 18 and over can...

Cyprus Seeks Bidders in Hopes of Reviving Ferry Line to Greece

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry announced on Wednesday that Cyprus is seeking bidders to revive its ferry line to Greece.  The ferry service was discontinued over two decades ago, and multiple campaigns to relaunch the ferry have come and gone...

EU Proposes Southern Africa Travel Ban in Fear of New Variant

A so-called "emergency brake" may soon be applied in the fight against the coronavirus as the EU proposes a Southern Africa travel ban because of a new variant that has developed there. The new strain of the virus has a...

Dozens of Migrants Perish Trying to Reach the UK

31 migrants drowned on Wednesday while attempting to reach the shores of the United Kingdom. The group was discovered in the English Channel, the passage between the UK and France. The International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s Missing Migrants Project tragedy...

Greece to Send 250 Migrants Back to Bangladesh and Pakistan

Greece is currently talking to officials from Pakistan and Bangladesh in the hopes of arranging a way for migrants from the two countries to return home after a cargo ship they were traveling on docked at Kos Port on...

Greece Pushes For EU-Wide Response to Energy Crunch

Greece pushed for a EU response to the tackle the ongoing energy crunch at the summit of leaders that took place on Thursday and Friday in Brussels. However, EU leaders shunned sweeping action by adopting a moderate list of measures...

Daylight Saving Time Ends: Oct 31 in Greece, Nov 7 in the US

Greece is due to set its clocks back by an hour on October 31 as the Spring/Summer daylight saving period comes to a close and the Winter period begins. The transition occurs as the EU's push to abolish daylight...