EU Leaders to Continue Effort to Reach Agreement on a Recovery Fund

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders are to reconvene at 13:00 on Sunday in Brussels in an effort to reach an agreement on a Recovery Fund to help EU countries weather the coronavirus crisis. According to sources, there is greater optimism over the possibility of a deal than on Friday, while European diplomatic sources said that European Council President Charles Michel is expected to return with a new proposal, in a bid to overcome objections voiced by the Dutch government.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the European Council on Saturday.

During the meeting they discussed the Recovery Fund and the Multiannual Financial Framework, on which Greece and France have the same views. They also spoke about developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Mitsotakis participated in the first round of talks in Brussels on Saturday, which ended at 23:30 after a marathon 12-hour session. In addition to Greece, other member-states represented included Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was also taking part.


ATHENS - While Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was in Washington to meet US President Joe Biden, rival parties insisted he must try to stop the planned sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ Address to the Joint Session of the U.S. Congress

WASHINGOTN - The full text of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ speech to the Joint Session of the US Congress is as follows: Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President, Honorable Members of the United States Congress, Ladies and Gentlemen, There is no greater honor for the elected leader of the people who created democracy than to address the elected representatives of the people who founded their country on the Greek model and have promoted and defended democratic values ever since.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.