EU’s Spokesperson: EU Expectation Is the De-Escalation of the Tension

November 23, 2020

BRUSSELS — The European Union expects a de-escalation from Turkey, European Commission spokesperson for foreign policy issues Peter Stano said at a press briefing on Monday.

Asked about the meetings held by Turkish presidency spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin in Brussels, Stano said that "the EU was very clear" regarding the framework of its expectations and that this was conveyed to Kalin, adding that "the EU expects a de-escalation."

He noted that the EU leaders will meet again in December to examine what has been done on Turkey's part and to re-evaluate whether the EU will follow the path of the positive agenda and a commitment to a constructive dialogue or whether to explore all other choices that are on the table, as was underlined in the conclusions of the EU Summit in October, while he reiterated the EU's solidarity with Greece and Cyprus.

 (ANA-MPA/ E. Zarkadoula)



ΑΤΗΕΝS - On a path to bust records for foreign visitors and revenues – even during the waning COVID-19 pandemic – Greece marked World Tourism Day celebrating its success but saying the business would need rethinking to keep people coming, reaching out for year-round arrivals.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

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.


SNF Dialogues: Modern Political Values, Ancient Drama (Video)

ATHENS - In today’s environment of omnipresent polarization, when even the most fundamental values of democracy are being called into question, ancient drama retains its power to catalyze reflection and discussion on political culture, SNF says.

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.