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EU Commission President-Elect Defends Title of Schinas' Portfolio

Ursula von der Leyen, the President-elect of the European Commission, sent an open letter to Europe's largest newspapers on Monday in which she defended her decision to name incoming Vice President Margaritis Schinas' portfolio as ''Protecting the European Way of Life.'' https://twitter.com/vonderleyen/status/1173592048873758722 Von...

Erdogan Threatens to Open Gates for Syrian Refugees if EU Does Not Give Support to Turkey

Turkey will let Syrian refugees on its territory leave for Europe if the West does not give more financial support to Ankara and does not support its plans to create a security zone in Syria where refugees could be...

Turkey's Cavusoglu Repeats Threats to Annex and Open Cyprus' Ghost Town of Varosha

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu repeated on Thursday his threat that Turkey intends to annex and open to the public the ghost town of Varosha in the occupied part of Famagusta province on Cyprus. Speaking to the television network CNN Turk,...

Germany Expresses ''Complete Confidence'' in Greece's Handling of Migration

German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert confirmed on Wednesday the German government's "complete confidence" in the actions taken by the Greek government on the issue of migration. "We have complete confidence that Greece will take the right steps," Seibert said, noting...

Name of New EU Vice President Schinas' Portfolio Draws Sharp Criticism Across Europe

When it was announced on Tuesday that Greece will be among the few EU member states holding one of the Vice Presidencies of the next European Commission, nearly everyone across Greece's political spectrum was pleased. The appointment marks the first...

Greece to Offer Limited Number of Citizenships to Major Real Estate Investors

The Greek government plans to introduce a limited citizenship-granting scheme to non-EU nationals who wish to invest more than €2 million in the country's real estate market, it was disclosed on Thursday. According to media reports, Greek authorities are reviewing ways...

Greece's Margaritis Schinas Named Vice President of New EU Commission

Greece's Margaritis Schinas will become the next Vice President of the European Commission, with responsibility for the portfolio called ''Protecting the European Way of Life,'' it was announced on Tuesday. According to the statement, which was released by Ursula von...

Greek MEP Alexis Georgoulis Wants EU to Revitalize Museums

Alexis Georgoulis, a Greek member of the European Parliament, last week called on the European Union to re-examine its policy on the continent's cultural heritage and to take initiatives to revitalize the role of its museums. On the occasion of...

Ex PM Alexis Tsipras Calls For the Creation of a Broad European Progressive Front

The Leader of the Opposition and former PM Alexis Tsipras highlighted the need on Saturday for the creation of a broad progressive front in European politics, from the "left of the left to the progressive center". Speaking at the 45th...

Turkey's Erdogan Repeats Threats to Open Europe's Gates to Migrants

The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated on Saturday his threats that he is going to allow millions of refugees and migrants to enter the European Union if Brussels does not help Turkey financially. Speaking in front of his...