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PM Orban: Within EPP Congress, we endorse Tusk's candidacy as President and MEP Muresan as Vice-President

Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has stated on Monday that the Liberals endorse, within the European People's Party (EPP) Congress, Donald Tusk as President and Siegfired Muresan as Vice -President. "We endorse a candidate to the EPP Vice-President office, namely Siegfried Muresan, we endorse the candidacy of Donald Tusk as EPP President.

Athens and Berlin on the same page on migration

Berlin shares Athens' basic positions on the migration issue, Germany's new Ambassador to Greece Ernst Reichel has said in an interview with Kathimerini. Reichel says that given the bloc's failure to reach a consensus on the issue, the German government favors establishing a critical mass of European Union member-states willing to create a relocation system.

Ambassadors attend ceremony of commemoration of Bulgarian, French, German fallen troops, civlians in WWI

The troops who have fallen in the World War I, alongside the civilian victims of war and violence were commemorated on Sunday in Bucharest by the ambassadors of Bulgaria, Todor Churov, Germany, Cord Meier-Klodt and France, Michele Ramis.

More than a Tonne of Cocaine Was Found in a Banana Container in Italy

More than one tonne of cocaine was seized from a banana container at the port of Gioia Tauro in the southern Italian region of Calabria. This was announced by Italian carabinieri and the financial police, BTA reported.

The container was traveling from South America and had to reach Germany. The drug found in it, totaling 1.2 tonnes, could be sold for at least EUR 250 million. 

Germany offers support on North Macedonia’s stalled EU bid

Germany's foreign minister has offered backing for North Macedonia's efforts to start membership talks with the European Union, after a minority of EU members blocked the process.
Heiko Maas said Wednesday that the EU "has to open the doors" to the Balkan country and said the people of North Macedonia should not be disappointed with the setback.

Growing chasm

The biggest challenge facing Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is neither SYRIZA nor the smaller opposition parties nor popular protests. It is the migration crisis, because the issue tends to alienate the New Democracy leadership from the party's traditional base of supporters, local administration officials and deputies. 

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