The European Commission's proposed new rules on the approval of food derived from genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), published on Wednesday (22 April), have immediately attracted criticism from both environment NGOs and the agribusiness sector.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels Thursday (23 April), the eve of a crucial meeting of eurozone finance ministers to assess progress made by Athens in its reform pledges.
Hawkish language was heard at a hearing organised by the centre-right EPP political group in the European Parliament Tuesday (21 April), with lawmakers arguing that the best deterrence was to be ready for war.
Poland said on Tuesday (21 April) it would buy Patriot missiles from the United States, and, provisionally, Airbus Caracal helicopters, as it speeds up the modernization of its military amid tensions with Russia.
Greece held "constructive" talks with the head of Gazprom, in Athens yesterday (21 April), and hopes that the two sides will soon reach a deal on a pipeline that will bring Russian gas to Europe via its territory.
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