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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...

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...

EU Vows to Revive 2016 Migrant Deal with Turkey

The EU on Monday promised to work with Turkey to revive the 2016 migration deal between the two that Ankara has blatantly violated by sending thousands of migrants and refugees toward the Greek borders. European Commission president Ursula von der...

Europarliament Approves New Commission; Ursula von der Leyen New President

With 461 votes in favor, the European Parliament approved the new European Commission under the Presidency of Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday afternoon. The reshuffled composition of the Commission, occasioned by the disapproval of several commissioners in the European...

Name of New EU Vice President Schinas' Portfolio Draws Sharp Criticism Across Europe

When it was announced on Tuesday that Greece will be among the few EU member states holding one of the Vice Presidencies of the next European Commission, nearly everyone across Greece's political spectrum was pleased. The appointment marks the first...

Greece's Margaritis Schinas Named Vice President of New EU Commission

Greece's Margaritis Schinas will become the next Vice President of the European Commission, with responsibility for the portfolio called ''Protecting the European Way of Life,'' it was announced on Tuesday. According to the statement, which was released by Ursula von...

Margaritis Schinas Appointed as Greece's New European Commissioner

The Greek government announced on Thursday that Margaritis Schinas will be Greece's new European Commissioner during Ursula von der Leyen's Presidency of the European Commission. The announcement put an end to speculation over who would replace Dimitris Avramopoulos, the current...