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Greece Calls Off ID Card Competition, Relaunches Citizen Card Tender

Greece’s citizen protection ministry has called off tender for the issue of new IDs, saying it will relaunch a competition for securer cards.

Ursula von der Leyen Voted First Female European Commission President

Ursula von der Leyen steps in on November 1, as the new European Commission president and the first woman to take on the five-year position.

ECFR: Coalitions Needed to Address Climate Change, Security and Migration

Coalitions among EU lawmakers will be required to address urgent issues such as climate change and migration, a new ECFR report reveals.

Poll: Greeks Say EU ‘Moving in the Wrong Direction’

Greeks appear to be wary of the EU, with the majority claiming it is “moving in the wrong direction", according to a poll by MRB.

Poll Finds EU Voters Confused, Fearful of Union Collapse

As the European parliamentary elections draw near, EU voters appear to be concerned about the viability of the Union, with the majority fearing its collapse.

Commission: EU-wide International Calls and SMS Getting Cheaper

The European Commission has introduced caps at 19 cents per minute and 6 cents per SMS on phone calls via landline and mobile phone or SMS within the EU.

EU Lawmakers Vote for Securer ID Cards for All States

In efforts to boost border safety, EU lawmakers have approved new rules aimed at establishing a uniform identity card format across all member states.

Car Rental in the EU More Transparent after Consumer Body Action

Six leading car rental services providers have moved ahead with changes to their pricing presentation for consumers to know what they are paying for.

EU Lawmakers Agree to Stop Seasonal Time Switch

Europe’s lawmakers have agreed to put seasonal time changing practices behind after voting in favor of officially ending summer and winter time shifts by 2021.

Central Macedonia Region Reaches Out to US Market at NY Times Travel Show

Aiming to gain a share of the US travel market, the Central Macedonia Region participated in this year’s New York Times Travel Show.

Central Macedonia Region to Boost Presence in EU via New Brussels Office

Aiming to enhance its participation in EU decision-making and effectively promote its interests in funding plans, the Region of Central Macedonia has opened a new office in Brussels.

EU Lawmakers Agree to Limit Intra-Schengen Border Checks

EU lawmakers have agreed to restrict the initial period for border checks to two months, instead of the current six-month period.

It’s a Deal: EU Leaders Give Brexit Green Light

After 20 months of negotiations, the leaders of 27 EU countries approved in Brussels, on Sunday, Britain’s decision to exit the Union on 29 March 2019.

EU Passengers Getting Compensation, but ‘Still Need to Fight for It’

EU legislation safeguarding passenger rights is considered a success, but securing compensation remains a struggle, according to the Association of Passenger Rights Advocates (APRA).

Tsipras: ‘Liberation Day’ for Post-bailout Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described August 20, as a day of liberation for Greece, as the country completed its nearly eight-year rescue period.

Greece Exits Bailout Era Amid Uncertainty, Betting on Regaining Trust

August 20 marks Greece’s exit from a nearly eight-year-long aid program.

EU Approves of ‘Enhanced Surveillance’ for Post-bailout Greece

The European Commission presented an “enhanced surveillance" framework in order to support Greece in its post-bailout efforts to return to “normalcy”.

Minister Calls on Moscovici to Include Greek Tourism in EU Budget Planning

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura called on European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici to include Greek tourism in the planning of the EU budget beyond 2020.

Greece Gets Eurogroup Green Light to Exit Debt Program

Greece will receive its final 15-billion-euro bailout tranche after successfully completing its fourth assessment and will exit its nearly eight-year-long aid program on August 20.

Commitment to Reforms Key to Regaining Investors’ Trust in Greece, Says ESM Head

Commitment to economic reforms is vital if Greece wants to attract foreign investments, said the head of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Klaus Regling.
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