European Council

Mitsotakis: We Cannot Rely Solely on the Americans for Defense – Greece Spends Over 2% of GDP

Message to Allies on Defense Spending

Kyriakos Mitsotakis conveyed the message that all alliance countries must do more for common defense, even if it means additional defense spending. He made these remarks while speaking on CNN to journalist Julia Chatterley at 1:30 AM on Saturday (Greek time).

Key Updates from Brussels: Greek Commissioner Shortlist, von der Leyen’s Priorities, and New European Political Group Forming

As European leaders flock to Washington for the NATO Summit, selecting the new European leadership is in full swing in Brussels. Ursula von der Leyen is engaged in a series of meetings to prevent any accidents in the secret ballot in Strasbourg next week.

Putin Rejects Peace at Meeting with Orban: Only His Terms for Ukraine!

Vladimir Putin conveyed to Viktor Orban that he would not accept any terms for peace in Ukraine other than his own. After three hours of talks in the Kremlin, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban highlighted the significant gap between Ukraine's and Russia's visions for ending the war.

Bulgaria's Vice President Urged North Macedonia's Leaders to Carefully Read EU Documents

Bulgarian Vice-President Iliana Yotova has advised Skopje to thoroughly review European Union documents and decisions from the European Council. Her remarks were in response to comments made by North Macedonia's new president, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, who asserted that there is no provision in the Good Neighborliness Agreement with Bulgaria requiring changes to the constitution.

Mitsotakis on Skopje: If they continue like this, they nullify any process of immediate convergence with the European family

Messages and warnings were sent to North Macedonia by Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his attendance at the EU Summit of the 27, which took place yesterday in Brussels.

EU Leaders Back von der Leyen for Second Term

EU leaders have nominated German Ursula von der Leyen for a second five-year term as president of the European Commission. At the Brussels summit, which concluded last night, they also selected Portugal's Antonio Costa as president of the European Council, and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will serve as the EU's new high representative for foreign policy.

Von der Leyen, Costa, Kallas endorsed for the EU’s top jobs. Here’s who they are and what they do

Following the elections for EU Parliament, European Union leaders have agreed on the officials who will hold the key positions in the world's biggest trading bloc in the coming years for issues ranging from antitrust investigations to foreign policy.