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Name of New EU Vice President Schinas’ Portfolio Draws Sharp Criticism Across Europe

When it was announced on Tuesday that Greece will be among the few EU member states holding one of the Vice Presidencies of the...

Greece’s Margaritis Schinas Named Vice President of New EU Commission

Greece's Margaritis Schinas will become the next Vice President of the European Commission, with responsibility for the portfolio called ''Protecting the European Way of...

Speculation over Greek EU Commissioner’s Portfolio Intensifies

Speculation over the specific portfolio which will be taken on by Greece's next European Commissioner Margaritis Schinas has intensified over the last several days, with...

€7.4 Billion in VAT Revenue Lost in Greece in 2017; €137 Billion Lost EU-Wide

According to the latest data published by the European Commission on Thursday, the nation of Greece lost €7.4 billion in revenues from Value-Added Tax...

EU Commission Says it “Will Remain by Greece’s Side” One Year After Bailout Exit

The European Commission issued a statement on Tuesday on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of Greece officially exiting its bailout programs after its...

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...

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