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Turkey Blamed for Pressuring NATO on Kurdish Issue for Own Political Gain

A new confrontation between Ankara and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) appears to have been taking place over the last several days, according to an exclusive report from Reuters published on Tuesday. Turkey has allegedly been blocking a NATO...

FM Kotzias in Latvia Asks for Stronger EU Borders and Security

In a press conference following his meeting with his Latvian counterpart, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias talked about strengthening EU borders, in order to develop and improve security in the EU. Kotzias and Latvian FM Edgars Rinkevics discussed bilateral relations...

Latvia and Greece opt Out of GMO Foods

European Union members Latvia and Greece are the first countries in the 28-member bloc to make use of an opt-out law, allowing them to decide whether or not to grow genetically modified (GMO) crops. As reported by the social media...

Austrian, Latvian and Spanish Parliaments Ratify Greece's Bailout Package

The parliaments of Austria, Latvia and Spain approved the third Greek bailout package on Monday. The Eurogroup had approved the program on Friday. The 86 billion euros will be dispensed from international creditors to Greece over a three-year period. 50 Latvian MPs voted in...

Varoufakis to NYTimes: 'I am Terrified of the Greek Crisis'

A new article about Yanis Varoufakis, the "pugnacious economist" with the sardonic smile who has been screaming of the dangers of a humanitarian crisis in Europe, entitled "A Finance Minister Fit for a Greek Tragedy?", was published in the New...

Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande: ‘Talks With Greece Must Pick Up Speed’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, taking part at a news conference on climate change in Berlin on Tuesday, said that the negotiation talks between Greece and its European creditors must pick up speed to give the opportunity to Greece...

European Commission President Sees Agreement with Greece by Early June

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he expects that Greece and its international creditors will come to a financial aid agreement by early June. There has been optimism within the Greek government in the past few days that a deal will...

Negotiation Between Greece and its Creditors Is Entering the Final Phase

The negotiation between Greece and its creditors is entering its final phase and since last week, the government has issued specific directions to its representatives at the Brussels Group to speed up the process, it was announced on Saturday. The Greek government...

Yanis Varoufakis: Greece Is Now Ready for Big Compromises

Greece's outspoken Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who has reportedly faced a hostile environment in today's Eurogroup in Riga, Latvia, said Athens is now ready to make "big compromises." According to a Bloomberg report, Varoufakis was referred to as a "time-waster, a...

Eurogroup Head Dijsselbloem: 'April isn’t Over Yet'

There is a “great sense of urgency” among all to reach a deal, the head of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Friday said in doorstep statements prior to the Eurogroup meeting in Riga, Latvia. We will hear from the representatives...