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Von der Leyen: Compulsory vaccination should be considered by EU
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Von der Leyen: Compulsory vaccination should be considered by EU

“I think it is understandable and appropriate to lead this discussion now -- how we can encourage and potentially think about mandatory vaccination within the European Union,” she said.

Greek experts recommend tough restrictions on travellers from Southern Africa, EU to stop air travel from region
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Greek experts recommend tough restrictions on travellers from Southern Africa, EU to stop air travel from region

The B.1.1.529 variant has 32 mutations in the spike protein and has raised intense concerns in the scientific community regarding whether some of them may evade immunity.

MEGA TV: Commission seeks to require third vax dose for issuance, renewal of COVID passport
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MEGA TV: Commission seeks to require third vax dose for issuance, renewal of COVID passport

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs is discussing with the Commission the implementation of the COVID-19 certificate in EU member-states.

After years of wrangling Greece, Albania to refer EEZ delimitation to International Court of Justice
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After years of wrangling Greece, Albania to refer EEZ delimitation to International Court of Justice

'This agreement is based on the consistent adherence by both countries to international law and the principle of resolving differences peacefully,' said Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.

Editorial Ta Nea: New realities in Cyprus
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Editorial Ta Nea: New realities in Cyprus

Right after his election incoming Turkish-Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar dismissed the prospect of a federation (which the UN and the two sides had supported) and declared he wants a two-state solution.

European Commission welcomes Ankara’s move to pull drilling ship out of Cyprus’ EEZ
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European Commission welcomes Ankara’s move to pull drilling ship out of Cyprus’ EEZ

A Commission, spokesman said that, 'The departure constitutes another welcome step towards de-escalation ... and we hope for similar and further moves in this direction.'

EU struggles for consensus on more effective common migration policy
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EU struggles for consensus on more effective common migration policy

Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said 'We are proposing today a European solution, to rebuild trust between member-states and restore citizens' confidence in our capacity to manage migration.'

Greek tourism confederation says European Commission plan can help put the sector on track
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Greek tourism confederation says European Commission plan can help put the sector on track

The resumption of flights, inter-country agreements to open borders, the support of employment, and the use of liquidity tools will shape the tourism season, said Yiannis Retsos, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Editorial Ta Nea: Solidarity requires deeds
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Editorial Ta Nea: Solidarity requires deeds

Solidarity with Greece in handling the migration crisis must be continual and uninterrupted and must be offered with a swiftness to which the EU is not accustomed

Editorial To Vima: Solidarity requires deeds
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Editorial To Vima: Solidarity requires deeds

Officials in Brussels are reportedly enraged with Erdogan’s behaviour as Reuters reports but they realise that they are essentially being held hostage and they are considering offering new funding to Ankara, effectively caving in to his blackmail.

Home foreclosure protection plan gets green light from European Commission
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Home foreclosure protection plan gets green light from European Commission

All banks will have to restructure the loans of those admitted to the programme in accordance with the rquirements set by the state.

Christodoulidis’ tacit threat of veto key in threatened EU sanctions on Turkey
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Christodoulidis’ tacit threat of veto key in threatened EU sanctions on Turkey

'What I mentioned in my remarks was that the draft conclusions as regards Turkey that we had before us at the start of the meeting were unsatisfactory and that we could not approve them [which would be tantamount to a veto],” Cyprus' foreign minister said.

EU conservatives, ND cooperate to block social relief measures PM says
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EU conservatives, ND cooperate to block social relief measures PM says

'The result of the European election whetted the appetite of the political establishment in Greece and of extreme, conservative circles in Brussels which want to dispute our central political choices and hinder our plan,' the PM said.

Bank of Greece revises growth projection downward, stresses reforms
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Bank of Greece revises growth projection downward, stresses reforms

The Bank of Greece rang the alarm bells over the danger of fiscal derailment due to Greece’s Council of State rulings which deemed unconstitutional earlier pension cuts and the abolition of holiday bonuses.

European Commission’s Costello urges unswerving reform path
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European Commission’s Costello urges unswerving reform path

'Reforms must accelerate in order for investments in the fields of agriculture to be supported, along with the recovery of the banking and real estate sector, but broadly speaking everything is being done as it should be done.'

New Democracy blasts North Macedonian Ambassador to EU for violation of Prespa Accord
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New Democracy blasts North Macedonian Ambassador to EU for violation of Prespa Accord

'Before the ink of the signatures on the Prespa Agreement dried, the Ambassador of North Macedonia to the European Unioreferred to her country as "Macedonia" during an official preparatory meeting,' said ND spokesperson and MEP Maria Spyrakis

Editorial: Worry
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Editorial: Worry

All opinion polls indicate that the basic worry of citizens is the economy and not which politicians will join SYRIZA in a political front after the PM’s invitation.

Moscovici urges Athens to speed up reforms to get 750mn euro bond profits tranche
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Moscovici urges Athens to speed up reforms to get 750mn euro bond profits tranche

The money is part of about 4.8 billion euros of profits from Greek bonds held by the euro zone that is to be handed back to Athens by mid-2022.

European Commission reports note progress but problems with NPL’s, home forecloures
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European Commission reports note progress but problems with NPL’s, home forecloures

The report states that discussions on the framework of protection from home foreclosures show that key parameters that had been set for the new arrangement have been completely met.

ESM: Athens can expect 1bn euros from profits on Greek bond
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ESM: Athens can expect 1bn euros from profits on Greek bond

Regling said there are pending issues which Greece must handle before the release of the fiscal surveillance report, on 27 February.

Katainen: Over 22,000 small, medium-sized Greek businesses get EFSI funding
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Katainen: Over 22,000 small, medium-sized Greek businesses get EFSI funding

Katainen expressed the Commission's satisfaction regarding Greek investments under the European Fund for Strategic Investments

Commission dismisses ‘veto’ of North Macedonia’s EU course
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Commission dismisses ‘veto’ of North Macedonia’s EU course

'The EU perspective is very present. The Council last year set forth a clear path toward the opening of accession talks in June, 2019.'

Avramopoulos says EU preparing legal framework to secure internet against terrorists, far-right
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Avramopoulos says EU preparing legal framework to secure internet against terrorists, far-right

Avramopoulos focused especially on the use of the internet by the DAESH and Qaeda terrorist groups, which despite the loss of territory continue to exploit the web as vehicle for recruiting and planning terrorist acts.

Editorial Ta Nea: Sacrifice
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Editorial Ta Nea: Sacrifice

The distribution of hundreds of millions of euros in handouts is depriving the Public Investment Programme of funding.

Moscovici: No bad surprises for Greece at 21 November Eurogroup
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Moscovici: No bad surprises for Greece at 21 November Eurogroup

Centeno said that the lending “institutions” trust Greece as regards continued implementation of reforms and meeting commitments in the coming years, so as to become a success story.

Moscovici: Sustainable development contingent on implementation of reforms
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Moscovici: Sustainable development contingent on implementation of reforms

“The extensive reforms Greece has carried out have laid the ground for a sustainable recovery. This must be nurtured and maintained to enable the Greek people to reap the benefits of their efforts and sacrifices,” Moscovici said.

Over 12,000 migrants enter Greece through Evros border in 2018, Athens complains to Ankara, EU
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Over 12,000 migrants enter Greece through Evros border in 2018, Athens complains to Ankara, EU

Athens has lodged complaints with both the EU and Turkey, in a bid to secure a tighter border, and that a representative of the European Commission visited Ankara in order to raise the issue with Turkish authorities.

Merkel’s office puts a damper on scrapping pension cuts, stresses reforms
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Merkel’s office puts a damper on scrapping pension cuts, stresses reforms

The narrative regarding a “clean exit” and a Greek success story due to the completion of the memorandum in August, was followed by the constant demands of creditors.

Editorial Ta Nea: Mockery
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Editorial Ta Nea: Mockery

It is impermissible for government cadres to imply or clearly state that the cancellation of pension cuts is essentially a given, when in fact there has been no tangible result from talks with creditors

Tsipras, Parliament Speaker fuel rumours about timing of general election
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Tsipras, Parliament Speaker fuel rumours about timing of general election

Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis indicated that the general election will not be held before local and European Parliament elections in May

European Commission says pension cuts must be enforced, denies Greek ANA report
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European Commission says pension cuts must be enforced, denies Greek ANA report

A spokesperson of the European Commission says that the only position that should be taken into account on pension cuts issue is the reply given in Latin by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, “Pacta sunt servanda”

Commission proposes increasing number of EU border guards to 10,000
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Commission proposes increasing number of EU border guards to 10,000

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, in the last state of the union address to the European Parliament before the end of his term, unveiled plans for a huge increase in the number of officers comprising the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, known as Frontex, in order to combat illegal immigration. Juncker proposed increasing the number of border guards from the current 1,300 to 10,000, in order to shield the EU from a host of security threats. Juncker said that the proposal does not constitute a militarisation of the EU, but rather a bid to make the Union more autonomous in the handling of its global responsibilities. “Only a strong and united Europe can protect our citizens against internal and external threats, from terrorism to climate changes,” he told MEPs. “We propose a bolstering of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in order to better protect the external borders, with 10,000 border guards by 2020,” Juncker said. The agency, better known as Frontex, has been substantially strengthened over the last years with measures to manage increased refugee and migrant flows. The force numbered 300 guards in 2014 and now has 1,300 guards, with a reserve of 1,500 national border guards that can be marshaled by the Agency. The Commission essentially proposed the creation of a real “European external borders police” that will include experts in the repatriation of migrants to their countries of origin. The expanded force will include a core group of 1,500 guards by 2020 and 3,000 guards by 2027. The rest of the 10,000 will come from guards sent by member-states for short or longer periods – 8,500 guards in 2020, and 7,000 guards in 2027, when the agency will have more European guards. According to the proposal of the Commission, the Agency should have its own administrative authority and equipment. The Commission has earmarked 2.2mn euros for the 2012-2027 period, so that the Agency can acquire and maintain air, sea, and land operational capabilities. The permanent force will have the authority to conduct border patrols, check IDs, and arrest individuals who cross the borders illegally

European Commission may tax-free ceiling a year earlier, as of 2019
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European Commission may tax-free ceiling a year earlier, as of 2019

The draft report suggests that the earlier lowering of the tax-free ceiling may happen if the IMF and European creditors decide in May that speeding up the measure is necessary in order to meet the target of a huge 3.5 percent primary surplus in 2019.

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