NATO overcomes Greek-Turkish tensions to agree Aegean mission
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NATO overcomes Greek-Turkish tensions to agree Aegean mission

Panos - Feb 25, 2016

NATO allies have agreed to a plan for their ships in the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece counter criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, NATO's…

EU talks in shadow of migrant ‘humanitarian crisis’
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EU talks in shadow of migrant ‘humanitarian crisis’

Panos - Feb 25, 2016

EU interior ministers hold fresh talks on migration on Thursday, seeking to reduce the flow of people through the Balkans and plan for what the bloc has…

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Authorities scramble to find shelter for refugees

Panos - Feb 25, 2016

Government officials were on Wednesday night trying to find more places to host refugees and migrants as the number of people arriving continued to rise while limits…

Tsipras to meet protesting farmers
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Tsipras to meet protesting farmers

Panos - Feb 25, 2016

Prime Minister Alexis tsipras will meet with representatives of the farmers' roadblocks at Maximos Mansion, at 10.30 (local).

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EU, UN criticise Balkan police crackdown on Afghan migrants

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The European Union and United Nations on Tuesday criticised new police restrictions imposed on those travelling along the main migrant route through the Balkans, where hundreds of…

Apostolou: The farmers will benefit from our proposals
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Apostolou: The farmers will benefit from our proposals

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The Minister of Agricultural Development Evangelos Apostolou has argued that the recent proposals made by the government will, in fact, benefit farmers rather than further burden them…

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Mouzalas: Five police chiefs are overturning EU decision on refugees

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The Alternate Minister of Migration Policy Yannis Mouzalas has condemned the decision of Balkan states to set limitations on the flow of refugees, which in turn is…

Police seize thousands in fraudulent bills in Nicosia home
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Police seize thousands in fraudulent bills in Nicosia home

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

Police have seized a large amount of fraudulent bills at a home in the Dali area of Nicosia, they told Sigma TV on Wednesday. Specifically, authorities seized…

Prosecutor of the Supreme Court intervenes in the roadblocks
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Prosecutor of the Supreme Court intervenes in the roadblocks

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

Prosecutor of the Supreme Court Euterpe Koutzamani has ordered prosecutors in Greece to intervene with the assistance of Greek Police and open the roads that are blocked…

PM Tsipras and UNHCR Grandi discuss refugee crisis developments
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PM Tsipras and UNHCR Grandi discuss refugee crisis developments

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has arranged to meet with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in order to discuss the refugee crisis. A press…

Austria defends excluding Greece from migrant conference
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Austria defends excluding Greece from migrant conference

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

Austria's foreign minister is defending his country's decision not to invite Greece to a conference of West Balkan nations focused on managing the migrant crisis. Sebastian Kurz…

President Pavlopoulos to debate refugee crisis with Mitsotakis
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President Pavlopoulos to debate refugee crisis with Mitsotakis

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The leader of the main opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet with the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos at 12:20. The urgent, midday meeting is reportedly…

Thousands of refugees gathering at Greece’s northern borders
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Thousands of refugees gathering at Greece’s northern borders

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The refugee situation in Greece has grown worse ever since FYROM (and Serbia before it) decided to close their borders to Afghan refugees and limit the number…

Anarchist group disrupts state TV news broadcast
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Anarchist group disrupts state TV news broadcast

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

A group of Greek anarchists disrupted the evening news broadcast of state ERT TV on Tuesday after forcing their way past a guard to enter the live…

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Athens Stock Exchange opens with minor losses on Wednesday

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The Athens Stock Exchange has opened with minor losses on Wednesday, with the general price index retreating by 1.37% at 10:48 and standing at 487.19 points. Transactions…

Farmers preparing for further escalation of protest actions
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Farmers preparing for further escalation of protest actions

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The government proposals presented at Monday’s meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras have not pleased the farmers, who are now preparing to escalate their protest actions. Already…

Borders are not totally closed, European Commission claims
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Borders are not totally closed, European Commission claims

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The European Commission does not consider that Greece’s border with FYROM is fully closed, as according to EU spokesperson on immigration, Natasha Bertaud, the countries of Western…

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Greece: NATO must deploy task force, Turkey undermining it

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

Greece on Tuesday called on NATO to implement a plan to deploy a task force into the Aegean Sea to clamp down on criminal networks smuggling refugees…

Plans for 3-4 additional refugee accommodation centers
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Plans for 3-4 additional refugee accommodation centers

Panos - Feb 23, 2016

A meeting is being held at the Ministry of National Defense on Tuesday morning, in order to discuss the possibility for developing 3-4 new refugee accommodation centers,…

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100,000 migrants ‘crossed Mediterranean to Europe in 2016’

Panos - Feb 23, 2016

More than 100,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Greece and Italy so far this year, and 413 have lost their lives trying, the International…