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NATO Chief, EC President Welcome FYROM’s Name Change Parliamentary Vote

In two separate tweets, both the NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and European Council President Donald Tusk expressed their enthusiasm of the parliamentary vote in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) that approves the process for renaming the country. “With...

EU Might Scrap Refugee Quota Scheme

The European Union could scrap the scheme that compels member states to accept quotas of refugees. European Council President Donald Tusk will make the announcement this week. According to a Guardian report, Tusk will announce to EU leaders at a...

EU's "Excessive Deficit Procedure" is Lifted for Greece, as State Finances Improve

The European Council said on Monday that Greece's deficit is below the reference point of 3% of gross domestic product, and the country can exit the bloc's 'excessive deficit procedure' (EDP). EDP is an action launched by the European Commission...

Athens among European Cities Vying for post-Brexit EU Agencies

Athens is among 27 European cities competing to host the agencies that will have to be relocated when Britain completes its exit from the bloc, the European Council announced.

European Council Chief: 'Greek Economy Far From a Success Story'

"We are close to completing the second review... but we are far from talking about a success story in Greek economy," European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday. The European official spoke with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in...

Authorities Lift Restrictions for EU Citizens Accessing Subscribed Online Content Abroad

On Tuesday the European Parliament and European Council negotiators created a set of new rules to apply to EU citizens accessing subscriptions for online content when they are traveling or temporarily staying in another EU country. Currently EU citizens are...

FYROM Deputy PM: Relations With Greece are Improving

Bilateral relations with Greece have improved in the past year, said Nikola Poposki, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, according to a Macedonian Information Agency report. Poposki spoke to Austrian newspaper Die Presse, saying...

PM Tsipras to EUCO: Greece Bears the Brunt of Refugee Crisis

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asked for effective help from European partners on the refugee problem instead of flexible or optional aid, during his speech at the European Council in Brussels on Thursday. According to government sources, Tsipras said that "Greece...

Tsipras-Shulz Meeting in Brussels Dominated by Greek Debt

The need to adhere to agreements regarding the sustainability of Greece's debt was the central message during a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and European Parliament President Martin Schulz held on Thursday, shortly before the start of the...

Greek PM Tsipras: 'We Need a New Vision for Europe'

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that Europe is facing a deep political crisis, created by harsh austerity and a piecemeal approach to the migration problem. Speaking after the European Council attended by leaders of the 27 EU member...