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EU Approves “Turkaegean” Trademark, US Rejects it

The European Union has approved Turkey's bid to trademark the phrase "Turkaegean," or "Turkish Aegean" for use in a new tourism campaign. The US, however, has rejected the country's application to copyright the controversial phrase. Turkey has begun using the term...

Ukraine Wins Candidate Status in Bid for EU Membership

Ukraine has been given candidate status for membership into the EU, putting the war-torn country on a path for approval that could take years. European Union leaders voted without opposition on Thursday, moving the country one step closer to its...

EU Commission Recommends Ukraine Be Given Candidate Status

The EU Commission signaled on Friday its support for Ukraine's long-desired quest to join the European Union, paving the union's way deeper into former Soviet Union territories. In a news conference, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced...

Apple Must Change iPhone Charger in Europe by 2024

Apple will have to change the charger on iPhones sold in Europe by 2024 after the EU Commission agreed on Tuesday to a single mobile charging port for mobile phones, tablets, and cameras. The political intervention came after companies failed...

Greek Swimming Waters Among Top Three Cleanest in Europe

Some of the best swimming waters in Europe can be found in Greece, according to data recently released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). In order to determine the quality of swimming waters across the European Union, Albania, and Switzerland,...

Greece Gets New Arms from Germany, Sends Older to Ukraine

Germany announced on Tuesday that it will send a fleet of cutting edge infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) to Greece, and then Athens will send its older weapons to Ukraine. The announcement came after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met with Greek...

EU Agrees on Partial Ban of Russian Oil Imports

European Union leaders have agreed on a plan to block more than two-thirds of Russian oil imports after late-night talks at a summit in Brussels. The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, hailed the deal as a “remarkable achievement”,...

EU Issues Guidance on Russian Gas Payments in Rubles

The European Union has softened its stance on the purchase of Russian gas and oil, as it released a series of guidelines for European companies to purchase fuel from the country and avoid breaching sanctions on Monday. The bloc proposed...

Turkey Further Away from EU Values, European Parliament Report Says

Without clear and significant progress in EU-related reforms, the European Parliament cannot envisage resuming accession negotiations with Turkey, warn MEPs in a report adopted on Thursday. In a report adopted on Thursday by 54 votes in favour, 7 against, and...

EU Drops Mandatory Masks on Planes and Airports

Face masks will no longer be required in airports and on planes in Europe, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Wednesday. The easing of the measure will be...