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EC President von der Leyen: Europe “United Against the Coronavirus”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas issued a joint statement giving an optimistic overview of coronavirus vaccination campaigns in the EU on Friday. Their statement regarding the progress in vaccination, which began...

Familie Foukara: The Greek Diaspora of Germany Creates New TV Series

''Familie Foukara'' is the title of a new TV series airing on Youtube that was created by Greek actors and actresses who live in Germany. The ''Greek Theater Art'' created this mini-series with the valuable assistance of Bessy Malfa, one...

Germany Rejects Greek Appeal to Freeze Submarine Sale to Turkey, Again

Germany rejected -yet again- recently a Greek request to freeze a submarine sale to Turkey. Many Greek officials, including Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos have repeatedly talked about the need for the freeze of this major...

EU Approves AstraZeneca Vaccine; Restricts Distribution

The AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 has received the green light from the European Medicines Association, the medical regulator of the European Union, despite controversy over its distribution. The vaccine is the third to receive the EU's approval, following the shots...

EU Health Commissioner Decries AstraZeneca Vaccine Lag

EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on Wednesday decried Astra Zeneca's recent announcement that it would be providing far less of the coronavirus vaccine to the bloc, saying "The 27 nations of the EU are united that AstraZeneca needs to...

Are Greece-Turkey Talks the Nail in the Coffin of Turkish Sanctions?

The Greece-Turkey exploratory talks that were widely anticipated in the international political world recommenced on Monday, with the two sides agreeing to meet again. Despite the fact that the diplomats agreed to continue talks in Athens in the near future,...

Alexis Georgoulis: Greek Star Turned MEP Fights for Culture and Arts in Europe

Alexis Georgoulis, the popular Greek actor turned politician, is at the forefront of efforts as a member of the European Parliament to promote common EU approaches to culture and heritage. The former star in the television series “The Durrells,” who...

EC Proposes New Restrictions on Travel from Outside EU

The European Commission (EC) proposed new restrictions on travel to help stop the further spread of the coronavirus and its variants as not only the overall case numbers but the number of variants continue to rise across the continent. As...

Pfizer Vaccine Shipments to Europe to Drop by 50%

Pfizer will reduce its vaccine shipments to Europe by up to 50%, according to new information reported by Reuters on Thursday evening. The troubling situation is due to unexpected cuts in supplies of the vaccine from the US pharmaceuticals industry,...

Pfizer Temporarily Limits Vaccine Shipments to Europe

Pfizer is set to temporarily limit shipments of its coronavirus vaccine to Europe in order to ramp up future production, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) announced on Friday morning. Norway, the first European country that Pfizer warned about...