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Alexis Georgoulis: Greek Star Turned MEP Fights for Culture and Arts in Europe

Alexis Georgoulis, the popular Greek actor turned politician, is at the forefront of efforts as a member of the European Parliament to promote common EU approaches to culture and heritage. The former star in the television series “The Durrells,” who...

European Parliament Calls for Sanctions Against Turkey Over Varosha

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Cypriot coastal town of Varosha on Thursday, calling on the European Council to impose sanctions on Turkey over the partial reopening of the town, which violates UN Security Council resolutions. The resolution,...

European Parliament Halts Payments of EU Funds to Ankara

The Plenary of the European Parliament recently adopted an amendment brought forward by a Greek MEP to halt all European funding to the Turkish authorities. The amendment was proposed by Nikos Androulakis, an MEP for the Socialist and Democrats group...

Greek Neo-Nazi MEP Upset He Won’t Receive EU Parliament Stipend

Ioannis Lagos, a member of the European Parliament and former leader of Golden Dawn, will no longer receive his daily EU parliament stipend of 323 euros ( about $380 US), along with most other members of the European Parliament. Lagos...

MEPs Call for Solidarity, New Measures to Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak in Refugee Camps

  As Europe grapples with the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, concern is also growing over the living conditions of migrants and asylum-seekers living in camps on the Greek islands, particularly among members of the European Parliament (MEPs). On Friday, the European Parliament...

Tensions in Evros Continue, MEPs Ask Commission to Solve Border Crisis

New tensions broke out on Saturday evening near Kastanies, the town on the Greek-Turkish border in Evros. Following a few hours of peace and quiet, chemicals were thrown onto Greek soil from the Turkish side of the border fence, and...

Greece Condemns Tearing Up of Turkish Flag by Neo-Nazi MEP

The Greek Foreign Ministry issued a strong statement on Thursday condemning the Greek neo-nazi Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Giannis Lagos, who ripped the Turkish flag apart during an unfathomable speech he made on Thursday before the Parliament. ''Greece...

Political Turmoil Follows Suggestion of PAOK and Xanthi Relegation

Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas announced on Tuesday that following orders of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, MEP Theodoros Zagorakis will be expelled from the European Parliament caucus of the New Democracy party. The announcement came as the latest episode in a...

Brussels Event Highlights Role of Art in Political and Social Change

A host of distinguished politicians, artists and academics participated in a forum on the role of art in European politics and society which took place in Brussels on Wednesday. The event, entitled "Art, Politics and Society: When Artists Change the...