Latest from Greece: "European Leaders Gather in Bucharest to Endorse von der Leyen, Tackle Urgent Issues; Greek PM Attends EPP Conference"

Latest from Greece: "European Leaders Gather in Bucharest to Endorse von der Leyen, Tackle Urgent Issues; Greek PM Attends EPP Conference"

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European People's Party Conference in Bucharest: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is attending a two-day conference in Bucharest today and tomorrow, organized by the European People's Party. Leaders will endorse Ursula von der Leyen's candidacy for a second term as President of the European Commission and discuss the party's manifesto for the upcoming European elections. They'll also exchange views on challenges such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, European defense, rising living costs, populism, and extremism.

Debate on Ministry of Education's Bill in Hellenic Parliament: The Hellenic Parliament begins debate on the Ministry of Education's bill titled "Enhancement of Public Universities - Framework for the operation of non-profit branches of foreign universities." The bill aims to strengthen Greek universities, upgrade the Hellenic Open University, and enhance higher education institutions overall. It focuses on regulations for establishing branches of foreign institutions in Greece under the legal form of University Legal Persons of Higher Education.

Lancet Planetary Health Study on Atmospheric Pollution: A study published in "The Lancet Planetary Health" reveals that over a million deaths globally annually are attributable to short-term exposure to atmospheric pollution. The report highlights the significant impact in Eastern Asia, where more than half of global deaths occur, and Europe, which accounts for 12% of deaths. The study examined pollution levels and mortality rates in over 13,000 cities worldwide up to 2019, emphasizing the urgent need for action to mitigate the adverse health effects of air pollution. "CE Reported used Athens-Macedonian for this article"

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