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The necessity of maintaining borders
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The necessity of maintaining borders

makis - Jan 03, 2017

Since the failed coup in Turkey on July 15, I have been rather surprised by the silence of the country’s intellectuals, who up until recently had been…

Bulgaria says ready to erect fence on border with Greece
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Bulgaria says ready to erect fence on border with Greece

ilias1 - Mar 26, 2016

Bulgaria is ready to build a fence on its border with Greece to keep out migrants amid fears they could head its way after the Western Balkan…

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Activists place banner on the Acropolis for open borders

Panos - Mar 18, 2016

The Safe Passage-Stop Wars initiative has placed a banner on the Acropolis in Athens, demanding open borders, safe passage to refugees and an end to war. Due…

Bulgaria to beef up security on border with Greece
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Bulgaria to beef up security on border with Greece

ilias1 - Mar 06, 2016

Bulgaria will send over 400 troops and other security personnel to guard its border with Greece, amid fears the migrant flow along the Balkan route will pick…

Turkey denies claim it blocked launch of NATO’s Aegean mission
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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 down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into…

U.N.’s Ban urges European countries to keep borders open for refugees
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U.N.’s Ban urges European countries to keep borders open for refugees

ilias1 - Feb 27, 2016

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Friday about increasing border restrictions in the Balkans and Austria for migrants and refugees streaming toward Europe and urged all…

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…

Borders will not close, insists Tsipras after talks
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Borders will not close, insists Tsipras after talks

Sokratis - Feb 20, 2016

The threat of Greece being excluded from the European Union’s passport-free Schengen area has disappeared, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras argued on Saturday after the conclusion of a…