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Athens complains to NATO over ‘ineffective’ Aegean patrols, sources say
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Athens complains to NATO over ‘ineffective’ Aegean patrols, sources say

makis - Mar 23, 2016

Greece is unhappy with NATO’s response to the migrant crisis, Kathimerini understands. According to sources, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on…

UNHCR says won’t work in Greek ‘detention centers’ in swipe at EU-Turkey deal
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UNHCR says won’t work in Greek ‘detention centers’ in swipe at EU-Turkey deal

makis - Mar 22, 2016

The United Nations refugee agency dealt a blow to EU efforts to stem the biggest humanitarian crisis in generations on…

Greek students on Brussels field trip reported safe
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Greek students on Brussels field trip reported safe

makis - Mar 22, 2016

Fourteen students and their chaperones from a high school in the Evrytania region of central Greece who were on an…

Brussels Zaventem airport blasts cause casualties
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Brussels Zaventem airport blasts cause casualties

Panos - Mar 22, 2016

Two blasts have struck the departures area of Zaventem airport in Brussels. The Belgian government has confirmed casualties but has…

Greek student seriously injured in bus crash in Spain
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Greek student seriously injured in bus crash in Spain

makis - Mar 21, 2016

23 -year-old student from Volos, Greece was seriously injured when the bus carrying European university exchange students crashed on a…

Austria urges EU to send soldiers to Greece to police border
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Austria urges EU to send soldiers to Greece to police border

makis - Mar 21, 2016

The European Union should send a team of soldiers and civilians to help police Greece's frontiers because the bloc's border…

Obama visits Old Havana at the start of historic tour
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Obama visits Old Havana at the start of historic tour

Panos - Mar 21, 2016

President Barack Obama and his family are visiting Havana’s old quarter as a three-day-trip to the country which hasn’t seen…

EU commissioner praises Albania migrant plans
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EU commissioner praises Albania migrant plans

makis - Mar 18, 2016

A European Union official has hailed Albania's fast drafting of a contingency plan to address a possible influx of refugees,…

Merkel: As of March 20, refugees entering Greece will be sent to Turkey
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Merkel: As of March 20, refugees entering Greece will be sent to Turkey

makis - Mar 18, 2016

“Today EU and Turkey reached a joint agreement to deal with the unprecedented refugee crisis. Europe will get through this…

Greek reform review making progress, Regling says
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Greek reform review making progress, Regling says

makis - Mar 18, 2016

An international review by creditors of Greece's reform program is advancing and it could be wrapped up by May 1,…

EU, Turkey clinch deal to return migrants
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EU, Turkey clinch deal to return migrants

makis - Mar 18, 2016

European Union leaders approved a controversial deal with Turkey on Friday intended to halt illegal migration flows to Europe in…

Cyprus says cannot consent to expediting Turkey’s EU talks
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Cyprus says cannot consent to expediting Turkey’s EU talks

makis - Mar 17, 2016

Cyprus said on Thursday it would not consent to expediting Turkey's European Union accession talks, as its leaders gathered in…

sipras meets with Merkel – Hollande before EU summit
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sipras meets with Merkel – Hollande before EU summit

makis - Mar 17, 2016

The two-day EU Summit begins today without European having agreed during preliminary discussions on a definitive approach with Turkey on…

European Commission relocation plan an utter failure so far, according to reality
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European Commission relocation plan an utter failure so far, according to reality

makis - Mar 16, 2016

The European Commission’s plan for a fair distribution of refugees across EU countries has so far proven a complete failure,…

Liberation: Early elections in June in Greece?
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Liberation: Early elections in June in Greece?

makis - Mar 16, 2016

An article written by journalist Jean Quatremer in French newspaper Liberation refers to the recent polls conducted which show that…

Schultz warns of EU disintegration due to refugee issue
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Schultz warns of EU disintegration due to refugee issue

makis - Mar 16, 2016

The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, warned of a possible disintegration of the European Union due refugee crisis,…

FYROM has sent back refugees and Greek gov’t did not realize it
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FYROM has sent back refugees and Greek gov’t did not realize it

makis - Mar 16, 2016

FYROM authorities claimed that they have sent back to Greece about 1,500 refugees and immigrants who followed an alternative route…

Hollande vows ‘no concessions’ to Turkey on rights, visas in migrant deal
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Hollande vows ‘no concessions’ to Turkey on rights, visas in migrant deal

chris1 - Mar 13, 2016

French President Francois Hollande said Saturday that the EU must not grant Turkey any concessions on human rights or visas…

‘Europe between a rock and a hard place,’ Greek PM tells Paris press
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‘Europe between a rock and a hard place,’ Greek PM tells Paris press

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

“Europe is stuck between a rock and a hard place, crushed between austerity and sealed borders,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis…

Despite border closures, Syrians determined to reach Europe
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Despite border closures, Syrians determined to reach Europe

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

Clutching an English phrase book, Mohammed Sawadi is preparing to head north. The 23-year-old university student traveled from Damascus with…