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EU Commission Supports Convicted Greek Stats Chief

The first response to the conviction of former Greek Statistics chief Andreas Georgiou today by an appeals court, came from EU Commission spokeswoman, Annika Breidtheart in Brussels. The spokeswoman reaffirmed the EU Commission's trust in the Greek Statistics Authority's (ELSTAT)...

European Commission Chief Juncker Calls Tsipras Expressing Solidarity for Kos Earthquake

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday telephoned Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and expressed his condolences for the victims of the earthquake that struck Kos in the early hours of the morning, as well as the Commission's support for...

EU Commission Recommends Greece Removal From Deficit Blacklist

The European Commission on Wednesday recommended closing the Excessive Deficit Procedure for Greece, saying the three times bailed-out country has made substantial efforts in recent years to consolidate public finances. EU rules demand that governments keep their budget deficits within...

Greece 22nd out of 28 EU Countries in Innovation, Commission Survey Reveals

Greece was 22nd out of 28 EU countries in innovation in 2016, according to the main findings of the latest Innovation Scoreboard, published by the European Commission. Greece is classified as a moderate innovator and its performance has increased by...

EU Says Greece Needs Additional Debt Relief

The EU says that Greece will need more debt relief in order to win the trust of investors, even though it’s likely to exit its rescue program with a 9 billion euro cash buffer, according to a Bloomberg report. According...

EU Awards Greek Patent for Automated Indoor Farming

The European Commission on Wednesday awarded Christos Raftogiannis and Evriviadis Makridis for their invention of an Automated Indoor Farming device with which you can grow 40 different fruits and vegetables in your home. CityCrop offers a fully automated indoor garden...

Time to Proceed to the Disbursement of the Next Tranche to Greece, Dombrovskis Says

"It is time to proceed with the disbursement of the next loan tranche to Greece," the European Commission vice president Valdis Dombrovskis said on Thursday. Asked on the implementation of the prior actions, he said that it is satisfactory...

EU Commission: We Call on All Sides to Honor Greece's Efforts

The European Commission is aware that Greece has delivered on its promises and it is now the partners' turn to do the same, European Commission's spokesman Margaritis Schinas said on Tuesday during a press briefing in Brussels. "It is positive...

EU Commission Welcomes Voting of Measures in Greek Parliament

The European Commission welcomed on Friday the voting of the measures in the Greek parliament, adding that now a credible strategy that will guarantee the sustainability of the Greek debt will be sought. Asked to comment on the voting of...

EU Commission to Discuss Migration Penalties for Bloc Members Refusing to Take in Asylum Seekers

On Tuesday the European Commission announced that in June it will be deciding on whether there are any legal cases or migration penalties to be made against countries in the EU, such as Poland and Hungary, which have failed...