Tag: Juncker

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Juncker congrats to Greek elex winner Mitsotakis

Panos - Jul 08, 2019

Outgoing EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offered his congratulations to Greek election winner Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday evening, Tweeting on his official account the following: "@kmitsotakis, I…

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EU showed “lack of solidarity” toward Greece during crisis, says Juncker

Panos - Jan 17, 2019

Speaking at an event in Strasbourg marking the 20th year since the launch of the euro currency, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday expressed regret that…

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Juncker again asked about Greek pension cuts; repeats that agreed-to measures must be implemented

Panos - Sep 13, 2018

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday again dampened the Tsipras government's hopes of avoiding agreed-to social security spending cuts in 2019, speaking almost simultaneously with reports…

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Juncker statement regarding wildfires in Greece

Panos - Jul 24, 2018

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday morning expressed Brussels' solidarity with Greece in the wake of a string of devastating wildfires that erupted around the greater…

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EC President Juncker: Turkey should free Greek soldiers

makis - Apr 26, 2018

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker called on Turkey to release the two Greek soldiers being held in a Turkish prison in Adrianople during a speech before…

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Tsipras-Juncker meeting in Athens

Panos - Apr 26, 2018

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday will receiving EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at his Maximos Mansion office. According to a press release by Tsipras' office,…

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Juncker dismisses Turkish claim of ‘threat’ posed by 2 Greek servicemen who strayed across border

Panos - Apr 19, 2018

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday, speaking in the European Parliament, said a recent Turkish claim that a pair of jailed Greek servicemen posed a threat…

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Juncker: Turkish claims that Greek soldiers pose a threat are ridiculous

makis - Apr 18, 2018

The President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker labeled Turkish claims that the two Greek soldiers being held in a prison in Adrianople posed a threat…

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EC President Junker dubs re-election of Niinistö in Finland historic

Panos - Jan 30, 2018

European Commission President Jean Claude Junker labelled the re-election for a second term by Finland’s Incumbent President Sauli Niinistö historic. In a congratulatory letter to the re-elected…

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Juncker: Schaeuble stood up for Greek interests at crucial moment

Panos - Oct 03, 2017

Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday punched a hole in a widely held belief – especially in bailout-dependent Greece – that outgoing German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was Athens’…

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No EU for Turkey: European Commission President Juncker

makis - Sep 13, 2017

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the European Union address at the European Parliament on Wednesday morning presenting his vision for the future…

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Tsipras, Juncker discuss bailout as Moscovici to visit

makis - Nov 25, 2016

With the government now set on securing a “political decision” at the upcoming summit of eurozone finance ministers on December 5, as a conclusion of the bailout…

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Juncker lashes states over refugee failings

Panos - Sep 22, 2016

The head of the European Union's executive arm has lashed out at member countries for failing take refugees from overwhelmed Greece and Italy often because the migrants…

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Juncker behind the scenes video interview at a Greek fish tavern

Panos - Sep 02, 2016

Sitting at a Greek tavern with the backdrop of the sunny Greek weather and blue skies, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker was interviewed by German newspaper…

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Juncker: The EU-Turkey refugee deal hanging by a thread

chris1 - Jul 31, 2016

European President Jean Claude Juncker warned the deal between the EU and Turkey on the control of the refugee flows is in jeopardy of being scrapped, in…

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Juncker to visit Athens on June 21

Sokratis - Jun 11, 2016

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will visit Athens on June 21 for meetings with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, according to reports Friday.…

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Turkey ‘threats’ over migrant deal won’t work, says Juncker

Panos - May 26, 2016

Turkey must uphold its side of a deal made with the European Union over stemming the flow of migrants, a top EU official said Thursday, warning “threats”…

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Juncker expresses support for immediate debt relief for Greece

makis - May 20, 2016

The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker argued that Europe has taken a lot more than it has given back to Greece, arguing that debt relief…

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Greece has ‘basically achieved’ reform goals, says Juncker

chris1 - May 08, 2016

Greece has "basically achieved" the objectives of the reforms required by its creditors and its eurozone partners will begin discussing possible debt relief for the country, according…

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Mylopoulos: “Thessaloniki Metro will operate by 2020”

ilias1 - Apr 03, 2016

The president of Attiko Metro Yannis Mylopoulos estimated that the first metro line in Thessaloniki will be operational by 2020 and that whole project will be complete…