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US Congressmen introduce bill that lifts arms embargo on Cyprus

US Congressmen Ted Deutch and David Cicilline from the Democrats and Gus M. Bilirakis from the Republicans introduced on Wednesday the bipartisan, bicameral Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019 to highlight and support the growing partnership in the eastern Mediterranean between Israel, Greece, and Cyprus.

Mitsotakis: 'In four days, Greece finishes with SYRIZA'

Conservative main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged Greeks to vote in the European elections on May 26, noting it is an opportunity for people to vent their frustration over the past four years of SYRIZA's rule.

Democracy tainted

Speaking of Tuesday's attack on the Parliament in Athens, House Speaker Nikos Voutsis said that the assault "offers nothing to social struggles." But the incident in which vandals threw paint at the front of the building, an attack which was claimed by the anti-establishment group Rouvikonas, had something to offer to some people.

Editor looks to top court acquittal over Erdogan 'insult'

The editor of a Turkish Cypriot newspaper says he believes the supreme court in the breakaway north of ethnically divided Cyprus will again find him not guilty of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should prosecutors appeal a lower court ruling that acquitted him.

Former minister Varoufakis is back with message for Europe

He caused a stir with unorthodox tactics at the peak of Greece's debt crisis four years ago, sees politics as a job that stinks but still needs doing, and says the European Union needs fixing.

Mitsotakis slams government over Rouvikonas

A day after members of the anti-establishment group Rouvikonas hurled red paint at Greece's Parliament, one of the most heavily guarded buildings in central Athens, the leader of the conservative opposition deplored the leniency of the leftist government toward the perpetrators.

Turkey condemns claims by Greek politicians  

Turkey on May 21 denounced some radical groups and politicians in Greece for coming up with "imaginary claims" and distorting historical facts on former's commemoration of May 19, the day Turks celebrate as the start of their independence war in 1919.

EU's Frontex deploys guard teams on Greek-Albanian border

Teams of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, or Frontex, are joining Albania's police to patrol its land and sea borders for migrants and crime.

European Union Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Frontex head Fabrice Leggeri were in Tirana on Tuesday to launch "the first ever joint operation on the territory of a neighboring non-EU country."

Handouts will be judged at Sunday's polls, says PM

The SYRIZA government and a package of relief measures and tax breaks it announced earlier this month will be judged by voters at this Sunday's European Parliament and local elections, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday.

Turkish officials in Athens for CBM talks

In a bid to revive confidence-building measures between Greece and Turkey, a delegation of Turkish military officials arrived in Athens on Monday for talks until Friday with their Greek counterparts in the presence of diplomats from both countries.

Fitch: Greek gov't handouts increase uncertainty

Greece's new fiscal package increases uncertainty about the country's medium-term policy stance and is set to generate tensions with Greece's European creditors, Fitch Ratings said on Monday.

North Macedonia finds migrants hiding in truck

Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered eight migrants crammed into a hidden compartment in the roof of a truck, during a routine search at the border crossing with Serbia.

The Iraqi men were found before midnight Sunday in a truck with Bulgarian license plates.