Charles Michel

PM appeals to EU’s von der Leyen, Michel over Turkey tensions

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has sent letters to top EU officials protesting over Turkey's activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and the publication in the Turkish government's gazette of a map outlining areas of the Greek continental shelf where Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) has applied for exploration permits.

EU leaders ask Commission to work out joint recovery financing

European Union leaders asked the executive Commission to urgently work out a plan for joint EU financing of the bloc's economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, the chairman of EU leaders Charles Michel said on Thursday.

He said the leaders wanted the Commission to link the recovery plan with the EU's next long-term budget for 2021-2027.

EU leaders to hold coronavirus video conference on April 23

European Union leaders will hold a video conference on April 23 to discuss the economic response to coronavirus, the President of the European Council Charles Michel said on Friday, a day after EU finance ministers agreed on half-a-trillion euros worth of support for their coronavirus-battered economies.

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