Merkel Called on Europe to be Ready to Take More Responsibility

According to her, this also applies to the military sphere

Europe must be ready to take more responsibility in world politics and to develop its military potential, as its relations with the United States continue to change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with the Financial Times.

Schinas, Ferreira in Athens for migration, growth and energy issues

Margaritis Schinas, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for promoting the European way of life, and Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, will visit Athens on Thursday and Friday for a series of meetings on migration, growth and energy issues.

Congresspersons call on US and UNSC members to continue supporting peace efforts in Cyprus

The United States and the other members of the UN Security Council must continue to support peacemaking efforts in Cyprus, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Caucus stressed.

More than 20 000 Young People will Receive Free Travel Tickets to the EU

18-year-olds are set to receive a travel pass under the fourth and latest round of DiscoverEU, which attracted some 75,000 applications from across Europe. These young Europeans, selected on the basis of established award criteria and specific Member State quotas, can travel between 1 April and 31 October 2020 for up to 30 days.

The Russian Government Resigns

After President Vladimir Putin's message to the Federal Assembly, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that he is resigning from the government.

He said the government would be resigning in totality. 

The Head of State thanked the government for the work. Putin has ordered the government to fulfill its commitments until a new cabinet is appointed, TASS reported.

Medvedev resigns as Prime Minister of Russia VIDEO

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev submitted his resignation hours after Putin discussed the constitutional amendments during his State-of-the-Nation Address. Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a constitutional overhaul to boost the powers of parliament and the Cabinet, a move signaling Putin's intention to carve out a new position for himself after his current term ends.

Democratic debate allows one more jab before Iowa caucuses

An unusually heated clash of rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination could be the hallmark of Jan. 14 night's televised debate in Iowa.

Just six candidates are gathering in Des Moines, the smallest number yet on a debate stage. That dynamic will offer candidates more opportunities to criticize each other's proposals as well as tout their own.