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Greek PM Tsipras: Brexit Is a 'Wake-Up Call' in the Absence of Solidarity

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that Britain's decision to leave the European Union will hopefully serve as a "wake-up call" for the EU as it highlights the need for brave decisions and reforms. Arriving at the doorstep of...

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Meets with Ministers Ahead of EU Council

The upcoming EU Summit in Brussels dominated a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with his close associates and the government's ministers on Monday, following the result of the British referendum as well as the conditions in Europe. The bill...

EU Extends Schengen Border Controls for Another Six Months

EU member states of the European Council backed last week's recommendation from the European Commission to extend border controls in the passport-free Schengen zone that were reintroduced in some places as a response to the refugee crisis. Member states that...

Tusk: Eurogroup for Greece in the Next Days

We must avoid a new situation of uncertainty for Greece. A date for a Eurogroup meeting needs to be set, and not in the distant future. It needs to be set in the next days, not weeks," European Council...

Tegea Museum Awarded by the European Museum Awards

The Archaeological Museum of Tegea was awarded with special praise from the European Museum Awards, which consists of a jury appointed by the European Council. The award ceremony took place on April 9 at the European Museum Forum in San...

Europe Prepares to Deport Migrants

On Monday, the European Union and Greece are scheduled to begin sending migrants, including Syrians, from the Greek Isles to Turkey under a deal reached two weeks ago between the Turkish government and the EU. The agreement aims to ease...

European Council: Gaps in EU Security Against Terrorism

A European Council report on protection from Islamic terrorism says that there are security gaps making Europe vulnerable to Islamic State attacks. The report was completed on March 1, weeks before the ISIS terrorist hits in Brussels that left 31...

Greek PM: Success of EU-Turkey Deal Will Depend on Low Migration Flows

The deal achieved between the European Union and Turkey was a diplomatic success for Greece in collaboration with Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday after the European Council meeting on the migration crisis. He warned, however,...

Greece Cannot Shoulder Refugee Burden Alone, PM Tsipras Says

Greece cannot shoulder the refugee burden on its own and Europe must show solidarity, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday. The Greek prime minister talked to the press after his meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk in Athens. The...

Greek PM Furious With Both Dutch and Austrians Over Migrants

Following Greece's strongly worded protest to Austria for imposing drastic migrant crossing restrictions and for calling a meeting of Balkan states on the migrant crisis without including Greece, PM Alexis Tsipras blasted his Dutch counterpart over the phone today...