Russia's embargo in response to EU sanctions hits fruit growers in northern Greece
The dispute between Europe and Russia over the Ukraine crisis is another problem for Greece. The fruit growing region in the north has been especially hard hit.
Ahead of a key meeting with creditors in Caracas about $60 billion of debts, the president has insisted Venezuela will never default on its debt. Meanwhile, the EU has moved to impose sanctions including an arms embargo.
Germany's foreign minister has said hopes to increase EU-Belarus ties during a visit to Minsk. It was the first time in seven years that a German foreign minister held bilateral talks with the Russia-allied country.
Over 80 percent of Poles support EU membership, but the Law and Justice Party has halted the country's integration into the bloc. As PiS puts it, the European Union is a necessary evil — one to be handled with hostility.
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