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EU to Purchase 300 Million Doses of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

The European Commission announced that they will sign a deal to purchase up to 300 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech on Wednesday. This comes after early data from...

EC President Condemns Erdogan’s Comments, Vows to Assess Turkey’s Behavior

In a Wednesday interview with RTL Radio, European Council President Charles Michel pledged that the European Union will assess Turkey's behavior before the end of this year. Michel also described as "unacceptable" the recent comments of Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

European Leaders Blast Erdogan after Tirade

Leaders from around Europe condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's inflammatory statements against French President Emmanuel Macron. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis condemned Erdogan's assertion that Macron need psychiatric treatment...

Greece Warns Europe of Turkey's Serious Escalation of Tensions After New Provocations

On Monday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke again with European Council President Charles Michel about Turkey's most recent provocative acts in the region, according to reports in the Greek press. Turkey's latest illegal maritime research expedition for energy resources...

EU Leaders Give Turkey a Slap on the Wrist

The Greek government hailed the outcome of Thursday's EU Summit as positive for Greece and Cyprus in regards to Turkey's aggressive moves in the Eastern Mediterranean. Indeed, the EU warned Turkey that sanctions will be imposed unless Ankara stops...

EU Threatens Turkey With Sanctions, Calls for Dialogue in Dispute With Greece

Facing rising tension over Turkey's energy exploration efforts in Greek and Cypriot waters, the EU called for dialogue and an end to the continued acts of aggression by Greece's neighbor on Monday. If Turkey does not heed the warning, European...

EU Mulls Turkey Sanctions Following Greek Request

European Union Foreign Ministers decided on Friday to begin discussions on imposing sanctions on Turkey in response to the country's provocative actions in the eastern Mediterranean. EU Minister for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell called on Turkey to abstain from unilateral...

Greece Records Lowest Percentage of Illegitimate Births in EU

According to a new study conducted by the European Union's statistical authority, Greece ranks as having one of the lowest percentages of illegitimate births from all the nations surveyed. The data was compiled by Statista, an online German database for...

EU Summit Deadlocked Over Covid-19 Relief Fund

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis attended a European Union summit where little progress was made in negotiations regarding a stimulus plan to aid economies deeply impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The in-person conference began on Friday, July 17, in Brussels,...

Thessaloniki Issues Smart Traveler Card for Sustainable Tourism

President of the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization Voula Patoulidou, recently signed a memorandum in order to implement a new and sustainable single tourism card. The contract was signed on Thursday, July 2 along with Director General of the Hellenic Institute Evangelos...