"Some time in June this year, I gave an exhaustive video interview to journalist Nenad Radicevic. From that interview, he included merely one half of one sentence in the text, and with his very one-sided writing he misled the readers to believe that I was somehow affiliated with the neo-Nazis from Germany and neo-Ustasha from Croatia.
In a major blow to the hopes of the two Balkan countries, the European Council - preoccupied with Brexit - on Thursday failed to give Albania and North Macedonia a date to start EU membership talks.
In a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement on the matter, amid fading hope, the Council moved the issue of enlargement to Friday's last session of the council.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her address to the Bundestag on the 2020 state budget spoke of the great changes that are taking place in the world, the many emerging threats, global crisis points, the upset in international free trade, climate change, and above all the US-China clash and the role of Europe.
Chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas is slated to fill the post of European Commission vice president, sources have told Kathimerini.
Schinas will become the first Greek to hold such a high-ranking position in the European Commission's top decision-making body.
The move is also seen as a vote of confidence in the new center-right New Democracy government in Athens.
According to the writing of the Vienna daily "Standard", the press got the list with the names and posts of the new members of European Commission in which Hahn was due to hold the sector of internal affairs and migrations.