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Tsipras calls for ‘European solution’ to refugee crisis

Panos - Mar 07, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called for a “European solution” to the ongoing refugee crisis “This is not the…

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NATO, Turkey, Greece reach agreement on migrant monitoring

Panos - Mar 07, 2016

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation announced that its military commanders had reached an agreement with Turkey and Greece over the…

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Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister expected in Athens on Friday

Panos - Mar 03, 2016

The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Melvut Cavusoglu is expected in Athens on Friday to discuss the refugee crisis, according…

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Turkey denies claim it blocked launch of NATO’s Aegean mission

Panos - Mar 02, 2016

Ankara has denied a report saying it stopped over the weekend the launch of a NATO mission aimed at cracking…

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Turkish FM to visit Athens ahead of key EU summit

Panos - Mar 02, 2016

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Athens for talks with Greek officials on Friday, according to reports. Reports said…

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Kotzias says Greek veto not likely at EU summit

Panos - Mar 02, 2016

It is not likely Greece will excercise its veto powers at the upcoming EU-Turkey summit over the refugee crisis, the…

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Greece on the verge of diplomatic incident with Slovakia

Panos - Mar 02, 2016

Greece’s place in Europe and the management of the refugee crisis should not be used for domestic political confrontations, foreign…

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Police officers involved in pimping and drink smuggling gang

Panos - Mar 01, 2016

The police announced the arrest of three men aged 46, 50 and 65 as well as a police guard based…

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Two frigates ready to join NATO force in Aegean

Panos - Mar 01, 2016

Two frigates are ready to join the NATO force which will be operating in the Aegean by helping to stop…

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Over 7,000 refugees remain ‘trapped’ on the border with FYROM

Panos - Mar 01, 2016

The situation in Idomeni is becoming increasingly more dramatic, as over 7,000 refugees are camped by the border with FYROM,…

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Steinmeier: Solution for the refugee crisis must not be at Greek expense

Panos - Feb 29, 2016

Germany’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier has argued that the European Union cannot solve its problems at the expense…

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Greece temporarily suspends ferries transporting migrants from the islands

Panos - Feb 26, 2016

Greece has temporarily suspended all ferries transporting migrants and refugees from the islands to ease congestion on the mainland, Merchant…

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NATO plans for Aegean operations to be finalized by end of March

Panos - Feb 26, 2016

The plans for NATO operations in the Aegean Sea, in order to curb the flow of refugees towards Europe, are…

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NATO overcomes Greek-Turkish tension to set terms of Aegean mission

ilias1 - Feb 25, 2016

NATO allies have overcome territorial sensitivities between Greece and Turkey and agreed on how their ships will help counter the…

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Kammenos: The agreement with NATO has been reached

Panos - Feb 25, 2016

The Minister of National Defense Panagiotis Kammenos announced that the NATO agreement for patrols in the Aegean Sea has been…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…