Tagged: Brussels

No deal in Brussels but auditors expected in Athens next week

A meeting in Brussels on Friday between Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and representatives of Greece’s international creditors yielded some progress but, although foreign auditors are expected to return to Athens next week to resume bailout negotiations, European officials indicated that the review might drag into March. “We made substantial progress today and are close to […]

Brussels Zaventem airport blasts cause casualties

Two blasts have struck the departures area of Zaventem airport in Brussels. The Belgian government has confirmed casualties but has given no numbers. The cause of the explosions is unknown. AdTech Ad Another explosion has now been reported at the Maelbeek metro station close to the EU institutions. The whole metro system has been closed. […]

Athens hopes Eurogroup will pave way for lenders’ return

Finance Ministry officials are hoping that Monday’s Eurogroup in Brussels will lead to pressure being put on the International Monetary Fund to ease its fiscal demands as part of the bailout review and for Greece’s lenders to agree a timetable for the completion of the inspection. It is expected that the institutions’ mission chiefs will […]

Brussels city in lockdown

Belgium has placed Brussels at the highest terror alert level, citing a “serious and imminent threat that requires taking specific security measures as well as specific recommendations for the population.” People are being warned to avoid crowds because of a “serious and imminent” threat. More soldiers and police have already been deployed in the wake […]

Meeting of EU Interior Ministers on November 20 in Brussels

The Luxembourg presidency on Sunday called an extraordinary meeting of EU Interior Ministers on November 20 in Brussels after the tragic events in Paris. According to the announcement of the Luxembourg presidency, the decision was taken jointly with the French authorities. “Faced with the barbarity and terrorism, Europe stands united with France. After the tragic […]

FM Kotzias to present Greek positions on refugee crisis in Brussels

Foreign Minister Nkos Kotzias will present Greece’s positions on the refugee issue to his European counterparts during a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), in Brussels, on Monday. The meeting is a follow-up to the recent Summit in Valetta and the High-Level Conference on migration flows in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans. […]