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Excise Tax and High VAT Make Beer Expensive in Greece

Beer in Greece is among the most expensive products in the European Union because of high excise tax and a 24 percent value-added tax. According...

EU Grants €300 Million For Ultra-Fast Broadband of Up to 1Gbps in Greece

The European Commission issued a statement on Wednesday noting that it has authorized the transfer of €300 million to Greece so that the country...

Greece Referred to EU Court For Failing to Protect Natural Habitats and Species

The European Commission decided recently to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the EU over its ''failure to protect biodiversity adequately''. In its...

EU Extends Post-Program Framework for Greece; Discontinues “Mission Chief” Position

The European Commission announced on Friday that the post-program framework for Greece will be continued for an additional period of six months. The Commission stated,...

Cyprus Government Announces the Country’s New European Commissioner

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades chose Member of Parliament Stella Kyriakides as the country's next European Commissioner on Thursday. Kyriakides will replace the current...

Special Meeting Called as Greece Prepares For a ”No-Deal” Brexit

The Greek government will soon start preparations to cope with a disorderly Brexit and any negative repercussions this may have, Greece's Alternate Foreign Minister...

Margaritis Schinas Appointed as Greece’s New European Commissioner

The Greek government announced on Thursday that Margaritis Schinas will be Greece's new European Commissioner during Ursula von der Leyen's Presidency of the European...

Spanish PM Sanchez to Represent Greece in European Council as Tsipras Leaves

The Spanish Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will represent Greece and its Premier Alexis Tsipras at the European Council meeting on Tuesday, as the...

EU Commission Concerned Over Greek Government’s Handouts

The European Commission published its ''2019 Spring Package'' on Wednesday, in which it comments on the economic situation of every member state and proposes...

EU Opens Way For Disbursement of €1 Billion to Greece

The College of Commissioners of the EU approved the updated Enhanced Surveillance Report on Greece on Wednesday, which states that all agreed-upon reforms have...

EU Commission’s Athens Office Intentionally Leaks Fake News To Raise Awareness

The Office of the European Commission in Athens implemented a peculiar but clever idea to raise awareness about fake news on April Fool's Day. The...

Candidate for European Commission Presidency Timmermans Visits Greece

Frans Timmermans, the European Socialists' lead candidate (Spitzenkandidat) for the presidency of the European Commission has been in Athens since Sunday, attending the Movement...

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