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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...

Europarliament Approves New Commission; Ursula von der Leyen New President

With 461 votes in favor, the European Parliament approved the new European Commission under the Presidency of Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday afternoon. The reshuffled composition of the Commission, occasioned by the disapproval of several commissioners in the European...

Only One EU Nation Responds to Greece's Plea to Accept Child Refugees

Greek Minister of Citizen's Protection Michael Chrysochoides made a revelation on Wednesday which demonstrated the shocking levels of indifference many EU member states are evincing in regard to the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. Speaking during a...

European Parliament Approves Christine Lagarde as Next ECB President

Christine Lagarde was voted by a majority of members of the European Parliament to become the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB) on Tuesday. Lagarde, who currently serves as chief of the International Monetary Fund, will replace Mario...

European Parliament Elects Italian Socialist as its President

The European Parliament has elected Italian socialist MEP David Sassoli as its new president. Mr Sassoli, an MEP from the Democratic Party, replaces outgoing conservative president Antonio Tajani in the EU legislature’s top role. A former journalist, the centre-left candidate won...

Final Results Show New Democracy 9.35% Ahead of SYRIZA in EU Elections

The Greek Ministry of the Interior  released the official and final results of Sunday’s European Elections in Greece on Thursday, showing a lead of 9.35 percent for the New Democracy (ND) Party over ruling coalition SYRIZA. According to the final results,...