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How China Lost Central Europe

As long as the Sino-CEE relationship was ruled by pragmatism, relations continued to develop during regular negotiations. Washington was sceptical and the EU was just an observer in the process, while some Western European diplomats expressed concern about a potential Chinese Trojan horse emerging in the region, but this has not materialised.

BIRN Journalists Threatened by Turkish Far-Right ‘Wolves’

Photo: Sam McGhee/

The threats were sent from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and from Turkey, on June 28, and since then, after BIRN published an investigation into the Grey Wolves organisation's branch and its activities in Bosnia.

Kuloglija and Buyuk continued to receive messages on their phones with intimidating content after the publication of the article.

Salellaropoulou calls for strict enforcement of Constitution in EYP’s surveillance of citizens

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, a former high court judge who served as president of the Council of State, weighed in today on the issue of surveillance of citizens by the EYP National Intelligence Service, calling for strict enforcement of the relevant constitutional provisions.

Mitsotakis denies prior knowledge of phone tapping of Androulakis, pledges reform, tight oversight of EYP

By George Gilson

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis denied prior knowledge of the phone tapping by the EYP National Intelligence Service of European Parliament deputy and current centre-left PASOK-KINAL leader Nikos Androulakis during a three-month (September to early December, 2021) that covered the entire PASOK leadership race and stopped two days after Androuolakis won.

PM’s Chief of Staff, EYP spy chief resign after revelations about hacking of PASOK leader’s phone

Ten days after PASOK-KINAL leader Nikos Androulakis filed suit in the Greek Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) over the hacking of his telephone, after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' Chief of Staff, Grigoris Dimitriadis, and the chief of the country's EYP intelligence agency, Panagiotis Kontoleon, tendered their resignations.

Von der Leyen: Europe should prepare to Stop Gas Supplies from Russia

The European Union today put a tighter focus on energy during the Czech presidency of the EU Council, given Russia's war in Ukraine. "We must prepare for a further disruption of gas supplies, even a complete shutdown of supplies from Russia," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the European Parliament.

European Parliament votes today on the report on Serbia: EU Membership yes, but...

The report expresses support for Serbia's future membership in the EU, but with the request that, in addition to the rule of law and the normalization of relations with Pristina, compliance with sanctions against Russia will be a key element that will determine Serbia's overall progress on the path to accession.