European Union

EU-Wide Vaccine Passport Plan to be Unveiled in March

An EU-wide vaccine passport plan will be unveiled in March, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday.

UK 2021 Holiday Bookings for Greece Rise By Astonishing 96%

The holiday bookings of British nationals to Greece for 2021 have risen recently by a stunning 96 percent, travel agency Skyscanner has confirmed.

Moderna to Send 300 Million More Vaccine Doses to EU in 2021, 2022

The European Commission announced today that it has reached an agreement with Moderna to supply an additional 150 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine this year, almost doubling the number of doses it has secured for 2021 from the...

Germany Rejects Greek Appeal to Freeze Submarine Sale to Turkey, Again

Germany rejected -yet again- recently a Greek request to freeze a submarine sale to Turkey. Many Greek officials, including Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos have repeatedly talked about the need for the freeze of this major...

EU Approves AstraZeneca Vaccine; Restricts Distribution

The AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 has received the green light from the European Medicines Association, the medical regulator of the European Union, despite controversy over its distribution. The vaccine is the third to receive the EU's approval, following the shots...

Greece Calls for the Return of 1,450 Migrants to Turkey

Greece called on the European Union and its border agency Frontex, on Thursday to remove 1,450 migrants who are not entitled to asylum and return them to Turkey. The Migration and Asylum Ministry announced that it has submitted a request...

Greece Bans Plastic in Public Sector

Greece will ban plastic in the public sector as of February 1, Natural Environment and Waters Secretary Constantine Aravossis announced.

Brexit: The Changes Greek Citizens Need to Be Aware of From January 1

As the transition period of Brexit ends on December 31, 2020, millions of Europeans, among which thousands of Greek citizens who live in Britain, should get ready for the new reality of January 1, 2021. London and Brussels managed to...

Greek Farmer From Thessaloniki Wins EU Young Farmers Prize for 2020

36-year old farmer Pavlos Tsakiris from Neochorouda, Thessaloniki was declared on Friday the winner of this year's prestigious ''EU Young Farmers Prize''. More specifically, Tsakiris won the first prize in the category environmentally-sustainable champion in farming, during this year's online...

Greek PM Praises European Commission Decisions on Budget, Climate

In a statement on Friday, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomed decisions regarding the European budget and climate goals made at the the meeting of EU leaders held in Brussels on Thursday. Mitsotakis praised the breakthrough made on the European budget...