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Greece did its part; now it’s the Eurogroup’s turn
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Greece did its part; now it’s the Eurogroup’s turn

Panos - Jun 15, 2017

Greece has made huge sacrifices and the government has made significant reforms. Now the ball is in the Eurogroup’s court to provide the necessary certainty to both…

EU states urged to meet refugee relocation pledge
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EU states urged to meet refugee relocation pledge

makis - Mar 27, 2017

The European Union’s top migration official on Monday urged member-states to meet their refugee relocation pledges by September and help alleviate the pressure on countries such as…

EU envoy: Three million migrants waiting to cross into Greece
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EU envoy: Three million migrants waiting to cross into Greece

makis - Mar 23, 2017

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos on Thursday underlined the need to safeguard a deal between Brussels and Ankara to curb human smuggling in the Aegean, noting…

EU condemns inflammatory Turkish rhetoric in statement
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EU condemns inflammatory Turkish rhetoric in statement

makis - Mar 13, 2017

In a joint statement, High Representative of the Union of Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Francesca Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes…

EU prods members to take in the refugees they promised to
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EU prods members to take in the refugees they promised to

makis - Mar 02, 2017

The European Union is pleading with member countries to step up the relocation of asylum-seekers from Italy and Greece, seeking to give new momentum to a plan…

EU nations to keep Balkan migrant route shut
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EU nations to keep Balkan migrant route shut

makis - Feb 08, 2017

Interior and defense ministers from 13 European countries have agreed to come up with new measures to ensure that the overland route from Greece remains shut for…

EU, UNICEF launch joint program for refugee kids
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EU, UNICEF launch joint program for refugee kids

makis - Jan 25, 2017

UNICEF and the European Union have launched a joint project to support more than 6000 refugee and migrant children, including unaccompanied minors, across Greece. The initiative, which…

EU says will not sign off on Greece bailout review on Thursday
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EU says will not sign off on Greece bailout review on Thursday

makis - Jan 24, 2017

Eurozone finance ministers will not sign off on a review of Greece’s bailout at a meeting on Thursday, but they hope to do so as soon as…

Bailout deal not likely till January, EU official says
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Bailout deal not likely till January, EU official says

Sokratis - Dec 03, 2016

Government officials are gearing up for a long-awaited summit of eurozone finance ministers on Monday where the prospects for Greek debt relief are expected to be discussed,…

No compromise in sight, EU ministers at odds over immigration
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No compromise in sight, EU ministers at odds over immigration

makis - Nov 18, 2016

European Union interior ministers were at odds on Friday over how to handle immigration, with heated discussions between states who want more burden sharing and those who…

Greece ranks high in road and rail fatalities as EU data show
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Greece ranks high in road and rail fatalities as EU data show

Sokratis - Nov 05, 2016

Greece was second to last in the 2016 edition of the European Union Transport scoreboard which compares the performance of 28 member-states in 30 transport-related categories. According…

Athenians least happy residents of EU’s 28 capitals
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Athenians least happy residents of EU’s 28 capitals

Sokratis - Sep 10, 2016

Athenians are the least satisfied with life in their city out of the European Union’s 28 capitals, though they like it better than they did four years…

Athens to host conference of Mediterranean EU member-states
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Athens to host conference of Mediterranean EU member-states

Panos - Aug 22, 2016

A meeting of Mediterranean EU member-states is being planned for Friday the 9th of September in Athens, at the initiative of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. According to…

UNHCR speaks of a ‘de facto suspension’ of the EU-Turkey deal
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UNHCR speaks of a ‘de facto suspension’ of the EU-Turkey deal

makis - Aug 02, 2016

The head of the UNHCR’s European office Vincent Cochetel expressed his doubts and concerns over the EU-Turkey agreement on immigration, following the failed coup in the country.…

EU parliament backs new border force
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EU parliament backs new border force

Panos - Jul 07, 2016

Seeking to stem the uncontrolled influx of people into the European Union, the European Parliament on Wednesday approved the creation of a new joint European border and…

Theodorakis: The EU must shift its focus to social policy
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Theodorakis: The EU must shift its focus to social policy

Panos - Jul 01, 2016

The head of the River Stavros Theodorakis met with Germany’s Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel on Friday morning. The recent British referendum was high up on their agenda,…

European Parliament approves resolution for swift UK exit
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European Parliament approves resolution for swift UK exit

Panos - Jun 28, 2016

Members of Parliament put the heat on Britain to invoke article 50 of Lisbon Treaty Then European Parliament plenary approved a resolution with 395 notes in favour,…

Greece’s fragile economy expected to take another hit, this time from British vote to leave EU
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Greece’s fragile economy expected to take another hit, this time from British vote to leave EU

Sokratis - Jun 25, 2016

Sources from the Bank of Greece assured Friday that the country would only suffer a small impact from the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union thanks…

EU set to drive forward visas for Turks in migrant deal
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EU set to drive forward visas for Turks in migrant deal

chris1 - May 01, 2016

Despite deep public misgivings in some countries, the European Union will this week drive forward a plan to grant Turks visa-free travel to Europe as a reward…

EU to propose visa-free travel for Turks by May 4
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EU to propose visa-free travel for Turks by May 4

ilias1 - May 01, 2016

A first European Commission report on implementation of last month's EU-Turkey agreement said good progress had been made but more resources and commitments were needed to carry…