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Juncker: No EU for Balkan States Stuck in Border Spats

  European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said EU membership for more Balkan countries will be impossible until existing border disputes are resolved. Speaking in Strasbourg,...

EU Slams Turkish Government For ‘Undermining Rule of Law’

Senior EU figures have criticised Turkey's government for "undermining the rule of law" over the re-arrest of the head of the Turkish chapter of...

Mount Athos Photographer Takes Greek Culture to Heart of Europe

An exhibition of photos taken on Greece's Mount Athos by Polish photographer Tomasz Mociski has caught the eye of visitors at the Council of...

Skopje Opposition Insist on Keeping ‘Macedonia’

  As Skopje's political leadership prepares to meet on Saturday evening, one of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)'s opposition parties has hinted at...

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Backs Turkey’s Syria Mission

  Turkish media on Friday reported that the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I, has backed Turkey’s military action in northern...

Crowds Ransack Turkish Cypriot Newspaper Offices

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan was accused of incitement on Monday, after a mob in northern Cyprus ransacked the offices of a newspaper critical...

Turkey Casts Doubt on 2016 Migrant Deal

Turkey has rebuffed any suggestion of an associate membership of the European Union, as its EU minister on Friday warned a 2016 migrant deal...

UK Denies Man Asylum For Failing to Know Greek Philosophers

  A Pakistani man who claimed to be under threat in his home country for his humanist beliefs, had his claim to asylum in the...

Greece Takes Part in Southern EU Summit

  Migration is expected to dominate a high-level meeting of southern European states -- including Greece -- to be held later in Rome on Wednesday. Senior...

Divisive Auctions Recall Earlier Crises

Ugly scenes of clashes between protestors and riot police in an Athens courthouse this week, returned attention to the long-running saga of home foreclosures...