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EU Commission to present roadmap for lifting Covid-19 containment measures
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EU Commission to present roadmap for lifting Covid-19 containment measures

Panos - Apr 15, 2020

The European Commission is on Wednesday expected to present its roadmap for a coordinated exit strategy from Covid-19 containment measures. According to a document seen by AFP…

European Commission approves 1.2 billion euros to support Greek economy
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European Commission approves 1.2 billion euros to support Greek economy

Panos - Apr 09, 2020

The European Commission has approved a 1.2 billion euro Greek aid scheme to support the Greek economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was…

Germany rejects European Commission calls to accept 5,000 children from Greek migrant camps
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Germany rejects European Commission calls to accept 5,000 children from Greek migrant camps

Panos - Dec 27, 2019

Germany has rejected calls from the European Commission asking the country to take in more unaccompanied migrant children from overcrowded refugee camps in Greece. Horst Seehofer, the…

EU Parliament backs von der Leyen’s “fresh start for Europe” Commission
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EU Parliament backs von der Leyen’s “fresh start for Europe” Commission

Panos - Nov 28, 2019

The European Parliament gave the green light to Ursula von der Leyen’s college of Commissioners “for a fresh start for Europe” on Wednesday (27 November) with a…

Positive assessment of Greece’s 2020 draft budget at European Commission, sources say
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Positive assessment of Greece’s 2020 draft budget at European Commission, sources say

Panos - Oct 17, 2019

Τhe European Commission on Wednesday posted on its website Greece's 2020 draft budget plan envisaging a primary surplus of 3.7 pct of GDP in 2019 and a…

Commission ‘aware’ of increase of migrants to Greece, Bulgaria
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Commission ‘aware’ of increase of migrants to Greece, Bulgaria

Panos - Sep 25, 2019

The European Commission said on Tuesday (24 September) it was aware of the recent increase of migrants coming illegally from Turkey into EU members Bulgaria and Greece,…

European Commission welcomes lifting of capital controls by Greek government
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European Commission welcomes lifting of capital controls by Greek government

Panos - Aug 28, 2019

The European Commission welcomed the Greek government’s decision to abolish capital controls in the Greek banking system, Commission Chief Spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said today. In particular, the…

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EU Commission Says it “Will Remain by Greece’s Side” One Year After Bailout Exit

Panos - Aug 21, 2019

The European Commission issued a statement on Tuesday on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of Greece officially exiting its bailout programs after its eight-year-long financial crisis.…

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EU Commission refers Greece and Spain to CJEU for failing to transpose EU law

Panos - Jul 26, 2019

The European Commission is asking the Court of Justice of the European Union to impose financial sanctions on Greece and Spain for failing to transpose the rules…

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European Commission on Tsipra’s benefits: The cost will be over 1% of GDP

Panos - Jun 06, 2019

Tsipra’s benefits and the debit arrangements in up to 120 installments have their toll according to the European Commission’s report that was made public on Wednesday morning.…

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Creditors: Tuesday’s pre-election tax, pension package by Tsipras will be assessed

Panos - May 09, 2019

Greece's institutional creditors, mostly European and Eurozone partners, on Wednesday replied that abruptly announced tax breaks, VAT reductions, a partial restoration of a "13th pension" and post-2020…

European Commission report cautions on primary residence and public sector hirings
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European Commission report cautions on primary residence and public sector hirings

makis - Apr 03, 2019

The European Commission released its revised report for Greece regarding the enhanced surveillance, pointing out it had made significant progress in completing its commitments following the passing…

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European Commission blocks 1bn-euro instalment to Greece

Panos - Feb 28, 2019

The European Commission blocked the disbursement of the 1-million-euro tranche to Greece after it was determined that the country had not met the agreed requirements to receive…

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European Commission: Growth in Greece linked to continuation of reforms

Panos - Feb 08, 2019

The European Commission sent a message to Athens that growth was largely linked to the continuation of the implementation of the necessary reforms, in its winter interim…

European Commission on the Greek minority in Albania: “Our services are closely following developments”
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European Commission on the Greek minority in Albania: “Our services are closely following developments”

Panos - Feb 06, 2019

The European Parliament calls for full probe into death of Katsifas by Albanian authorities Her own response to the aggressive stance of the Albanian state towards the…

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‘Good and bad’ pension cut scenario in Greek draft budget tabled with EU Commission

Panos - Oct 16, 2018

The Greek government, as expected, included both "scenarios" regarding pension cuts in a draft budget for 2019 sent to the EU Commission this week for its review…

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European Commission: Turkey must respect Cyprus’ sovereign rights to drill in its EEZ

makis - Oct 09, 2018

The European Commission said it stands by an earlier leaders’ statement calling on Turkey to stop provocations and respect the right of the Cyprus Republic to research…

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European Commission vs. Tech giants

Panos - Jul 19, 2018

The European Commission’s record-breaking €4.34 billion ($5.1b) fine against Google is by no means the first time that the EU’s watchdog has taken action against an American…

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Commission approves close surveillance of Greece after bailout

Panos - Jul 12, 2018

The European Commission adopted a set of measures on Wednesday (11 July) to closely monitor Greece’s fiscal policy after it concludes an eight-year-long bailout programme on 20…

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Commission approves close surveillance of Greece after bailout

makis - Jul 11, 2018

The European Commission adopted a set of measures on Wednesday (11 July) to closely monitor Greece’s fiscal policy after it concludes an eight-year-long bailout programme on 20…