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Jean-Claude Juncker Won’t Attend the G7 Summit in France

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker won't attend the G7 summit in France for health reasons, an EC spokeswoman said today, quoted by Reuters and BTA.

Commission spokesperson said Juncker had a successful and an urgent cholecystectomy over the weekend and doctors advised him not to take a trip.

Famed composer Mikis Theodorakis issues impassioned plea for Greek-Turkish understanding

"Though due to my age I have withdrawn fro public affairs, the interview two days ago of Turkish-Cypriot leader Akinci with Ta Nea forces me to marshal my forces and speak again,» said famed composer and left-wing icon Mikis Theodorakis in an opinion piece that was widely discussed

Former deputy minister named head of tourism organization

Former culture and tourism official Angela Gerekou has been appointed to head the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), Minister Haris Theoharis announced on Thursday.

Her "experience and knowledge on tourism-related issues will contribute to shaping a modern GNTO, adapted to current conditions," Theoharis said.

PM Dancila: I would like better dialogue between Romania's Gov't and European institutions on CVM

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said that, in respect to the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), she would like a much better dialogue between Romania's Government and the European institutions, pointing out that she had talked with acting European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans on this topic.

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