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Paraskevi Michou: First Woman Appointed EU Secretary General of Migration

The European Commission on Wednesday announced the appointment of Greek citizen Paraskevi Michou, as EU Secretary General of Migration and Home Affairs. According to the EU, Michou will be the first woman to serve in this position. The EU official will...

European Commission Examining Third-Party Levies on Computers and Tablets in Greece

The bailout agreement in Greece declares that all third-party levies in the country will be reduced until finally abolished completely leading the European Commission to begin looking into the 2 percent levy the government continues to impose on computers and tablets...

More than One in Three Greeks at Risk of Poverty

More than one in three Greeks is at risk of poverty and isolation, while the country shows the highest unemployment rate in the EU, according to the European Commission. The figures are based on a European Commission report on labor...

Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk Express Pleasure on Eurogroup's Agreement for Greece

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk on Thursday expressed their pleasure on the Eurogroup's agreement for Greece during a joint press conference before the start of the GF Summit at Ise-Shima, Japan. "We are pleased...

European Commission Vice President: Cyprus' Image Abroad Positive

His belief that Cyprus has managed to deal with its economic crisis in a sufficient way expressed the European Commission Vice President, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, adding that the country’s image abroad is rather positive...

Germany Rejects Greek Loan Agreement Extension Request

The German government has rejected the Greek loan agreement extension request, submitted earlier today. According to the German reasoning, Greece's proposal does not meet the Eurozone's conditions for continuing the aid program. Greece's request to the Eurozone aims at a...

Tons of Peaches Given to Charity

The Greek Agricultural Development Ministry announced on Tuesday that the tons of peaches left in refrigerators after the Russian embargo to Greek producers, will be distributed to charities, churches and other organizations, helping vulnerable social groups. Greek farmers want procedures to...

Eurobarometer Survey: Greeks Have Degrees But No Skills

According to a survey released by Eurobarometer, 43% of Greek citizens and 25% of Europeans report that their education and training do not meet the requirements of the labor market. In fact, 43% of Greeks claim that the education they received...

99% of Greeks Believe Widespread Corruption Exists

The first European Commission report against corruption found that 99% of Greeks believe there is widespread corruption in their country. According to the report on Greece, anti-corruption bodies are put under pressure in the same way the Greek government is...

EU Commission Asks Greece and Cyprus To Comply With EU Landfill Legislation

The European Commission has sent a request to both Greece and Cyprus asking for their immediate compliance with the requirements of the EU landfill legislation. Landfills that breach the EU waste legislation pose a threat to human health and the...