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EU pledges 1 bln euros, vows long-term relief engagement with Türkiye

The European Union, international financial institutions and development agencies have pledged long-term financial support to Türkiye's efforts to revive the destroyed cities and socio-economic life in the earthquake-hit region at an international donors' conference held in Brussels on March 20.

The EU, alone, has pledged 1 billion euros to quake-hit Türkiye and Syria.

EU chief wants ‘level playing field’ with China

The head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on March 13 she wants to avoid economic dependence on Beijing, but not fully "decouple" the EU's economy from China.

Explaining the stance she took last week when she visited U.S President Joe Biden, Brussels' top official said the European Union was merely seeking a level playing field.

Rail experts’ visit helped identify areas where Greek government is seeking support, EU Commission says

The meetings of the European Commission's delegation of experts in Athens regarding the deadly rail crash at Tempi have now been concluded, Commission spokesperson Adalbert Jahnz said on Thursday in response to questions.

Vucic speaks with von der Leyen

BELGRADE - In a phone call with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic noted Serbia's determination to continue reform processes aimed at ensuring a better life to all citizens and achieving full EU membership status.

Day 344 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Von der Leyen visits Kyiv, Russian Officer witnessed Brutal Torture of Ukrainians (UPDATED)

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Von der Leyen in Kyiv: So far, the EU has provided 50 billion euros to Ukraine

Von der Leyen: Managing the Bulgarian-Turkish Border is the Most Urgent Task for Strengthening EU's Land Borders

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, defined the management of the Bulgarian-Turkish border as the most urgent task in connection with the strengthening of the land borders of the EU. She said this to the plenary hall of the European Parliament in Brussels during a debate on migration and asylum.