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EU warns Athens over lack of air pollution plan

The European Commission said it sent a letter of formal notice to Greece on Wednesday over its failure to produce a national plan to control air pollution.

Member-states are required under EU directives to draw up and implement programs to limit their annual emissions. They had until April 1, 2019 to present the plan to the EU.

EU: Industrial production falls in 2019

The EU's industrial output in 2019 slipped 1.1 percent compared to previous year, the bloc's statistical office reported on Feb. 12.

Eurostat said the figure was also down 1.7 percent in Eurozone during the same period.

The eurozone/euro area or EA19 represents member states that use the single currency -- euro -- while the EU27 includes all member countries of the bloc.

Greece, Spain to boost Med cooperation on migration

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias (left) and his Spanish counterpart, Arancha Gonzalez Laya (right), give a press conference following talks in Madrid on Monday. The officials agreed to "expand coordination in the context of the European Union, during the debate on reform of the Union's rules on asylum and on migration in general," Dendias said.

Eurostat: Bulgarians in the European Union Don't Work from Home

In 2018, 5.2% of employed persons aged 15 to 64 in the European Union (EU) usually worked from home. This share has remained constant at around 5% throughout the last decade. However, over the same period, the share of those who sometimes work from home increased from 5.8% in 2008 to 8.3% in 2018.

Greek FM in Malta for talks

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is visiting Malta on Wednesday for talks with the country's President George Vella as well as with European and Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo.
Talks were to focus on issues of bilateral interest, including migration and ongoing regional developments, the Greek foreign ministry said. 

European Commission: New EU Visa Rules

New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide from 2 February 2020. They make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business, while providing more resources for countering irregular migration risks and threats to internal security.

Which non-EU countries do the new rules apply to?

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