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European Commission OK's Plan for New Migrant and Refugee Center on Lesvos

Greek Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for the construction of a new reception center for migrants and refugees on the Greek island of...

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...

Greek PM, EU Commissioner Call on Turkey to Reduce Tensions

Greek leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday, stating after the videoconference discussion that they agreed the ball is in Turkey's court and it is that nation which must take the first...

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 Chief Says Greece and Cyprus Should Count on Europe's Full Solidarity

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday that the withdrawal of Turkish exploratory vessels from the eastern Mediterranean was "a positive step." During her "State of the Union" speech at the European Parliament she stressed, however, that...

EU Proposes Banning All But Essential Travel to Europe for Thirty Days

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday that the Commission will propose a temporary ban of all travel by non-EU citizens to the continent of Europe for thirty days. This ban is described as a ''temporary restriction on...