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Visiting Europe Will Come With a Fee in 2023

All non-citizens of the European Union will be required to pay a small fee of €7 ($7.35) to visit the continent starting in 2023. This is due to the implementation of the long-expected ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System). Although...

Ukraine Wins Candidate Status in Bid for EU Membership

Ukraine has been given candidate status for membership into the EU, putting the war-torn country on a path for approval that could take years. European Union leaders voted without opposition on Thursday, moving the country one step closer to its...

Greece Gets New Arms from Germany, Sends Older to Ukraine

Germany announced on Tuesday that it will send a fleet of cutting edge infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) to Greece, and then Athens will send its older weapons to Ukraine. The announcement came after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met with Greek...

EU Issues Guidance on Russian Gas Payments in Rubles

The European Union has softened its stance on the purchase of Russian gas and oil, as it released a series of guidelines for European companies to purchase fuel from the country and avoid breaching sanctions on Monday. The bloc proposed...

EU Sends Support to Ukraine, but Won’t Fast Track Membership Yet

Although the European Union has expressed its support of Ukraine, it stopped short of offering the country fast-track membership at a summit of EU leaders in France on Thursday. The bloc has been united in response to Russia's invasion of...

EU to Evaluate Ukraine Accession to Bloc this Week

The EU Commission will evaluate Ukraine's accession bid in response to its emergency application for membership, which was signed by Ukrainian president Zelensky last week. The Commission must evaluate all EU membership bids while the process must be voted  upon...

Cyprus Vacillating on Russia Flight Ban

The many financial ties Cyprus has with Russia appear to be causing Nicosia to vacillate on the terms for its own airspace ban on Russian flights that was called for in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Just the...

Ukraine Requests “Immediate” Induction into the European Union

On Monday, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky formally requested that his country be inducted into the European Union. In a video address in front of reporters the Ukrainian leader stated "We appeal to the European Union for the immediate accession of...

Ukraine Garners Support in Bid to Join EU as Russian Threat Continues

Ukraine officials urged world leaders to issue additional sanctions against Russia on Wednesday while the presidents of Poland and Lithuania met today in Kyiv, giving their support to Ukraine in its EU bid. Saying other countries should "Hit Hard, Hit...

Covid-19: Greece has Third Highest Death Rate in Europe

Greece confirmed 17,662 new Covid-19 infections and 106 deaths associated with the virus in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced on Thursday. A total of 18,825 cases were recorded in the country the day before,...