“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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.'
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.'
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).
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
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.