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European Parliament passes ban on single-use plastics
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European Parliament passes ban on single-use plastics

Panos - Oct 25, 2018

The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans.…

EU watchdog probes possible mismanagement of refugee funds in Greece
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EU watchdog probes possible mismanagement of refugee funds in Greece

Panos - Sep 26, 2018

The EU’s anti-fraud watchdog is investigating the potential misuse of EU funds meant to provide food for refugees in Greece, a spokesperson for the agency said Tuesday.…

Strict supervision; pension cuts, lower tax-free income ceiling cited in Commission’s supplemental MoU for Greece
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Strict supervision; pension cuts, lower tax-free income ceiling cited in Commission’s supplemental MoU for Greece

Panos - May 24, 2018

The European Commission's 40-page " Supplemental Memorandum of Understanding" for Greece was posted on Thursday morning, highlighting what it called the "implementation of agreed policies for several…

14 EU countries expel Russian diplomats
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14 EU countries expel Russian diplomats

Panos - Mar 27, 2018

Fourteen EU countries joined with the United States and other allies to expel Russian diplomats on Monday in response to a nerve agent attack in Salibsury, England.…

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EU: Political elites in the Balkans have ties with criminal structures

Panos - Feb 06, 2018

In the most recent version of the Strategy for Balkans, in the chapter on the rule of law, the European Union has made it quite clear to…

Greece ratified agreement on extension of partnership of EU with Kazakhstan
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Greece ratified agreement on extension of partnership of EU with Kazakhstan

Panos - Nov 24, 2017

Greece has ratified an agreement on extensive partnership of the European Union with Kazakhstan, reports the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan. "The state newspaper of Greece has published…

EU handling of Greek bailouts only partial success – auditors
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EU handling of Greek bailouts only partial success – auditors

Panos - Nov 17, 2017

The EU’s handling of three bailout programmes for Greece during the eurozone’s financial crisis had several weaknesses and was only partly successful, European auditors said yesterday. EU…

EU nations sign up for new era of deeper defense cooperation
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EU nations sign up for new era of deeper defense cooperation

makis - Nov 13, 2017

European Union countries on Monday officially launched a new era in defense cooperation with a program of joint military investment and project development aimed at helping the…

Bloomberg: It’s Bailout-Review Time in Greece and Markets Are Wary – Again
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Bloomberg: It’s Bailout-Review Time in Greece and Markets Are Wary – Again

Panos - Sep 20, 2017

The moment of reckoning may soon be upon Greece. As the country enters the final year of its bailout, questions remain on whether it will be able…

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Greece keen to keep EU cybersecurity agency

Panos - Sep 15, 2017

The Greek government's contact person for the EU's cybersecurity agency has welcomed a proposal to give the agency a bigger role. "I am always saying that the…

EC: Turkey cannot become EU member
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EC: Turkey cannot become EU member

Panos - Sep 05, 2017

The European Commission said that Turkey’s actions made it effectively impossible for the country to join the EU. Following earlier statements to the same effect by President…

Open conflict triggers concern Poland might leave EU next
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Open conflict triggers concern Poland might leave EU next

Panos - Aug 07, 2017

Since British voters endorsed leaving the European Union, politicians and pundits have ruminated on which of the bloc’s remaining 27 nations could be next. “Grexit” and “Frexit,”…

EU refuses to recognise Venezuela poll but imposes no sanctions
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EU refuses to recognise Venezuela poll but imposes no sanctions

Panos - Aug 03, 2017

The EU and its 28 member states have refused to recognise Venezuela’s new constituent assembly, saying its disputed election on Sunday has “durably worsened” the situation in…

EU starts legal action against Poland over court reform
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EU starts legal action against Poland over court reform

Panos - Jul 31, 2017

The European Union announced Saturday it had launched legal action against Poland’s rightwing government over a new law that it fears will erode judicial independence. The action…

European Parliament calls on Turkey to halt nuclear plant
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European Parliament calls on Turkey to halt nuclear plant

Panos - Jul 07, 2017

The European Parliament at a plenary session in Strasbourg on Thursday adopted a resolution on Turkey that calls on Ankara to abandon its plans to build Turkey’s…

Greece did its part; now it’s the Eurogroup’s turn
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Greece did its part; now it’s the Eurogroup’s turn

Panos - Jun 15, 2017

Greece has made huge sacrifices and the government has made significant reforms. Now the ball is in the Eurogroup’s court to provide the necessary certainty to both…

EU states urged to meet refugee relocation pledge
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EU states urged to meet refugee relocation pledge

makis - Mar 27, 2017

The European Union’s top migration official on Monday urged member-states to meet their refugee relocation pledges by September and help alleviate the pressure on countries such as…

EU envoy: Three million migrants waiting to cross into Greece
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EU envoy: Three million migrants waiting to cross into Greece

makis - Mar 23, 2017

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos on Thursday underlined the need to safeguard a deal between Brussels and Ankara to curb human smuggling in the Aegean, noting…

EU condemns inflammatory Turkish rhetoric in statement
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EU condemns inflammatory Turkish rhetoric in statement

makis - Mar 13, 2017

In a joint statement, High Representative of the Union of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Francesca Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes…

EU prods members to take in the refugees they promised to
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EU prods members to take in the refugees they promised to

makis - Mar 02, 2017

The European Union is pleading with member countries to step up the relocation of asylum-seekers from Italy and Greece, seeking to give new momentum to a plan…