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The European Investment Fund (EIF) signed on Wednesday four financing agreements in Romania, extending more than 170 million euros to Romania for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and to credit students who want to continue their studies abroad.
US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt has congratulated Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on his "successful" visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday.
Speaking at a conference held by the Panhellenic Exporters Association on Wednesday, Pyatt said the visit offers hope regarding the future of relations between the nations of Europe.
Russia continues to destabilize Ukraine, said the US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison, reported NOVA TV.
Allies will strengthen their presence in the Black Sea region in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine, and NATO will bind to Northern Macedonia this year, the 30th member of the Pact. US ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said.
In eight EU countries, however, there are still crowded prisons, reported NOVA TV.
The number of prisoners in Europe has sharply decreased between 2016 and early 2018. Eight countries, including France, are still facing "serious overcrowding problems" in prisons. This is the study of the Council of Europe.
Amidst a flurry of Greek press reports criticising the ambiguities and potential traps of the Greece-North Macedonia Prespa Agreement, PM Alexis Tsipras and his North Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev attempted to allay fears regarding the use of the brand "Macedonian" by both sides, announcing a joint committee to review the related issues at a joint press conference today.
International media outlets reported on PM Alexis Tsipras' historic visit to North Macedonia today, the first since it was established as an independent state in 1991, with the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Indeed, it was the first visit of a Greek PM since the "Republic of Macedonia" was established as part of Yugoslavia.
Parliament reaffirms its attachment to NATO principles, values and goals and firmly supports a strong Alliance and the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship, indispensable for Euro-Atlantic security, shows the Declaration adopted on Tuesday by the Legislature on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Romania's accession to the North-Atlantic Alliance and 70 years of NATO existence.