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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…

Greece keen to keep EU cybersecurity agency
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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…

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…

EU nations to keep Balkan migrant route shut
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EU nations to keep Balkan migrant route shut

makis - Feb 08, 2017

Interior and defense ministers from 13 European countries have agreed to come up with new measures to ensure that the overland route from Greece remains shut for…

EU, UNICEF launch joint program for refugee kids
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EU, UNICEF launch joint program for refugee kids

makis - Jan 25, 2017

UNICEF and the European Union have launched a joint project to support more than 6000 refugee and migrant children, including unaccompanied minors, across Greece. The initiative, which…

EU says will not sign off on Greece bailout review on Thursday
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EU says will not sign off on Greece bailout review on Thursday

makis - Jan 24, 2017

Eurozone finance ministers will not sign off on a review of Greece’s bailout at a meeting on Thursday, but they hope to do so as soon as…

Bailout deal not likely till January, EU official says
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Bailout deal not likely till January, EU official says

Sokratis - Dec 03, 2016

Government officials are gearing up for a long-awaited summit of eurozone finance ministers on Monday where the prospects for Greek debt relief are expected to be discussed,…

No compromise in sight, EU ministers at odds over immigration
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No compromise in sight, EU ministers at odds over immigration

makis - Nov 18, 2016

European Union interior ministers were at odds on Friday over how to handle immigration, with heated discussions between states who want more burden sharing and those who…

Greece ranks high in road and rail fatalities as EU data show
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Greece ranks high in road and rail fatalities as EU data show

Sokratis - Nov 05, 2016

Greece was second to last in the 2016 edition of the European Union Transport scoreboard which compares the performance of 28 member-states in 30 transport-related categories. According…

Athenians least happy residents of EU’s 28 capitals
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Athenians least happy residents of EU’s 28 capitals

Sokratis - Sep 10, 2016

Athenians are the least satisfied with life in their city out of the European Union’s 28 capitals, though they like it better than they did four years…