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EU Commission President Juncker on Turkish Provocations: ''I Am Cypriot!''

Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, declared on Thursday afternoon ''I am a Cypriot!'' when asked about the Turkish provocations inside Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone. In a his typical laconic, yet decisive way, President Juncker expressed his absolute and unconditional...

Dionysis Arvanitakis, "The Baker of Kos" Passes Away at 77

The world is mourning the loss of Dionysis Arvanitakis, better known as "the baker of Kos". Arvanitakis passed away this weekend at the age of 77. He was well-known for his acts of kindness, including his ongoing campaign to assist...

NATO, EU Hail Greek Approval of Prespa Name Deal

Top political officials from around the world hailed the Greek Parliament's ratification of the Prespa Agreement on Friday. The ratification in effect settles the "Macedonia" name dispute between FYROM and Greece and paves the way for the Balkan country to...

EC President Juncker Praises Greece's 'Herculean Efforts'

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has praised Greece's "Herculean efforts" during his annual state of the union address to the European Parliament on Wednesday. Juncker stated that Greece has succeeded in concluding the stability program and can stand on its own feet...

EU to Aid Greece in Crisis Caused by Wild Fires, European Commission Chief says

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke on the telephone with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday morning, pledging aid to Greece in this time of crisis. According to Maximos Mansion sources, Juncker spoke to Tsipras expressing his grief for the...

Turkey Slams 'Two-Faced' Juncker Over Jailed Greek Soldiers

Turkey has hit back at a statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker who while visiting Athens on Thursday called for the release of two Greek soldiers held in a Turkish jail. A statement by Turkey’s Foreign Ministry claims that...

EU's Juncker: Greece to be a 'Normal Country' by Summer's End

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said Greece will exit its economic bailout without more credit. Speaking on Thursday at a briefing beside Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Juncker also said he expected Greece to be “a normal country” by the...

Juncker Visits Athens, Claims Greece is 'Second Home'

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his support for Greece during a visit to Athens on Thursday, claiming it was on the road to economic recovery. The high-level meeting saw Juncker talk with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister...

EU Calls on Turkey to Release Greek Soldiers Before Easter

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called on Turkey to release the two Greek servicemen currently detained in Edirne. The statement was made during a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following the...

EU's Juncker 'Entirely Against' Turkish Actions

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday condemned Turkey's stance and the recent tension it created with Greece and Cyprus. At a press conference on the new multiannual financial framework and the next EU elections, Juncker was asked to comment...