EU summit focuses on relations with Turkey and Russia, migration, Covid-19, and Hungary's anti-LGBTQ+ bill


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EU leaders travelled to Brussels today for a two day summit, with the agenda formally focusing on relations with Turkey and Russia, migration, and COVID-related travel rules. There was also growing anger over an anti-LGBTQ+ law passed by Hungary’s parliament, and 17 EU leaders, including Prime Minister Mitsotakis and President Anastasiades, signed a letter prior to the summit vowing to fight against discrimination towards the LGBTQ+ community, setting the stage for a confrontation with Hungary’s Viktor Orbán. Yannis Palaiologos, Kathimerini’s Brussels correspondent, joins our host Thanos Davelis to discuss the latest developments from the summit, analyzing the main takeaways from today’s discussions in Brussels.

You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:

EU mulling €3.5 bln migrant support package for Turkey

Advocates call for greater focus on democratic rights in Turkey ahead of European summit

German-French overture to Putin splits EU

EU leaders to confront Hungary’s Viktor Orbán over LGBTQ+ rights

Cyprus wants EU border agency to stop migrants from Turkey

Masks come off, but expert advises keeping them close by

Greece ends mandatory face mask-wearing outdoors as pandemic recedes

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