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Turkey appeals to EU envoys to upgrade customs union

Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan has told the ambassadors of EU countries in Ankara that Turkey is waiting for the European Commission to renew the 1996 customs union agreement.

"Your contributions in this sense are exceptionally important. We invite you to work with the business world," she said at a meeting with the EU Delegation to Turkey on Feb. 26.

Editorial: Adults locked in a room

It is the wont of presidents of the European Council to lock the doors when things get tough.

Following the footsteps of his predecessor European Council President Charles Michel warned last week that European leaders who are today attending an extraordinary summit will not leave Brussels until they have reached agreement on the EU's 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework.

Varvitsiotis expresses Greece’s dissatisfaction over EU’s 2021-2027 budget

Alternate Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, who is responsible for European affairs, on Tuesday expressed Greece's dissatisfaction over the the bloc's long-term budget for the next seven years, also known as the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027, as EU funds for cohesion policy and common agricultural policy remain at low levels.

Greek economy expected to grow 2.4 pct in 2020, says Commission report

The European Commission is forecasting a bigger growth for the Greek economy in 2019, a modest growth for 2020, and stable in 2021, based on its report released Thursday.

Real GDP in Greece is forecast to reach 2.4 percent in 2020 (compared with a previous forecast for 2.3 pct) and 2.0 percent in 2021.

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