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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…

Activists place banner on the Acropolis for open borders
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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…

More than 2,000 refugees cross Greece- FYROM borders
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More than 2,000 refugees cross Greece- FYROM borders

ilias1 - Dec 05, 2015

Greek authorities say more than 2,000 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq have crossed into FYROM from Greece, a day after the border closed down following clashes between…

Frontex examining Greek request for RABIT support in the Aegean
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Frontex examining Greek request for RABIT support in the Aegean

ilias1 - Dec 04, 2015

The European Union’s external border protection agency Frontex is currently examining a request submitted by Greek authorities for the the deployment of Rapid Border Intervention Teams (RABIT)…

FYROM army starts building fence on Greek border
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FYROM army starts building fence on Greek border

Sokratis - Nov 28, 2015

Soldiers in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) began erecting a metal fence on Saturday on the country's southern border with Greece, but the government said it…

Protesters, police clash at Greece’s north border (photos)
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Protesters, police clash at Greece’s north border (photos)

ilias1 - Nov 01, 2015

Protesters clashed with police guarding a border fence in northern Greece Saturday, following a series of sea accidents that killed dozens of migrants and a warning from…

WSJ: Europe needs Greece to control the influx of refugees
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WSJ: Europe needs Greece to control the influx of refugees

ilias1 - Oct 28, 2015

The Wall Street Journal published an article on the refugee issue commenting on the decisions taken at EU Summit on refugee issue which was held in Brussels…