LIBE’s Mission to Greece Is ‘Inappropriate’ in the Wake of the Train Tragedy Say Weber and Lenaers

BRUSSELS – Following the horrific train accident in Greece, the European People’s Party (EPP) parliamentary group has decided not to participate in the mission of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) starting on Monday. “It is inappropriate and insensitive,” said the head of the EPP parliamentary group Manfred Weber and the coordinator of LIBE, Jeroen Lenaers.

An unspeakable tragedy occurred in Greece last week, as they pointed out. “The country is in shock. The Greek people are mourning a great loss. These are not the conditions to organise an EP mission that could easily be postponed to a later date,” underlined Manfred Weber.

The EPP parliamentary group asked that the mission to be postponed after the Greek authorities requested that (the mission) be reconsidered. “It is extremely disappointing that left-wing groups are so blinded by their dislike of certain governments that they ignore the basic level of respect and humanity,” added Jeroen Lenaers.

“The only delegation that Parliament should send after this tragedy is to show our respect to the families of the victims and to offer our support to the Greek authorities,” the EPP parliamentary group members said.

(ANA-MPA/I. Zarkadoula)


CANNES, France (AP) — Donald Trump’s reelection campaign called “The Apprentice,” a film about the former U.

Top Stories


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

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.


Sour Patch Kids Oreos? Peeps Pepsi? What’s Behind the Weird Flavors Popping Up on Store Shelves

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio.

CANNES, France (AP) — Donald Trump’s reelection campaign called “The Apprentice,” a film about the former U.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A diplomatic crisis between historic allies Spain and Argentina expanded Tuesday as Spain pulled its ambassador from Buenos Aires and Argentine President Javier Milei lambasted the move as “nonsense typical of an arrogant socialist.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban government confirmed the resumption of Turkish Airlines flights to Kabul’s international airport, nearly three years after the carrier's services were suspended following the collapse of the Western-backed government.

There has been a sharp increase in Americans leaving the country for medical care.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

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