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Switzerland approves ban on facial coverings in public

Swiss voters have approved a ban on full facial coverings including burka and niqab nearly in all public spaces, in a referendum held on...

Euro 2020 and Copa América postponed for a year amid COVID-19 pandemic

Euro 2020 and Copa América, the two biggest continental championships in football, will be postponed until the summer of 2021 amid COVID-19 concerns. The Euro...

Commission proposes 30-day non-essential travel ban to the EU

The European Commission has proposed a 30-day ban on all non-essential travel from third countries to the EU area, in an effort halt COVID-19...

WHO director-general criticises countries for lack of commitment to stop COVID-19 outbreak

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus condemned the efforts made by some countries in dealing with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Tedros showed concerns over the actions...

The WHO on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak

In the weeks since the coronavirus outbreak first appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December, nearly 30,000 people have been infected...

Europe’s plan to beat cancer

Every year 3.5 million people across Europe are diagnosed with cancer, but their chances of survival depend on their location. The Commission hopes to...

Greece ratifies new defence deal with Washington

Late on January 30, the Greek parliament voted to ratify Greece’s new defence agreement signed with the US last October during the visit of...

The Berlin Libyan Conference fiasco

The Berlin Libyan Conference ended on January 19, it left the impression of a public policy exercise set by Germany in an effort to...

Tsipras-Zaev Davos meeting aims to revive faltering Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Talks

Hoping to resuscitate the stalling diplomatic initiative to resolve the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute negotiations this year, the prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia/FYROM met...

Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Talks appear to lose the strong momentum seen at the start of 2018

While 2018 opened on a positive note with both Athens and Skopje making hopeful statements and gestures around the New Year pointing to the...

Concordia's Europe Summit inaugurated in Athens

The inaugural Concordia Europe Summit ran June 6-7 in Athens. Launching the star-studded event, Concordia’s founders, Nicholas Logothetis and Matthew Swift, said Greece...

Tillerson’s arrival at the State Department calms the waters, for now

The arrival of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department February 1 (he was sworn in the night before) seems to have...

Obama’s Greece Visit – Dancing around the Greek debt minefield

First and foremost it was a great relief to see U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew step off the plane and quietly slip into the...

EU Commission, Gazprom Square Off

There is little love lost between Russia and the EU these days. Tension has already been heightened by disagreements over Syria, with Moscow warning...

Gazprom snubs EU-Ukraine gas talks

On 3 May, EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger and Ukraine’s Energy and Coal Industry Minister Eduard Stavytsky led a two-day international high-level roundtable to...

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