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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…

EU not providing fair and safe reception system in Greece, says Oxfam
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EU not providing fair and safe reception system in Greece, says Oxfam

Sokratis - Apr 30, 2016

The European Union is failing to deliver a fair and safe system for receiving people in Greece, according to charity group Oxfam. The Greek government’s limited capacity…

EU approves security plan to track airline passenger info
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EU approves security plan to track airline passenger info

Panos - Apr 14, 2016

European Union lawmakers have approved a scheme to share airline passenger information that can be used to track foreign fighters heading to and from conflict areas like…

EZ source: Pending agreement depends on Greek govt
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EZ source: Pending agreement depends on Greek govt

ilias1 - Apr 09, 2016

Eurozone sources in Brussels on Friday evening underlined the need for a “comprehensive package of measures and reforms” within the next few days by the Greek government,…

CoE delegation in Cyprus to review EU charter implementation
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CoE delegation in Cyprus to review EU charter implementation

Sokratis - Apr 02, 2016

A delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (CoE), will conduct a monitoring visit to Cyprus April 5-7. The rapporteurs…

Greek, EU officials to work with Turkey on mechanics of migrant deal, says Turkish official
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Greek, EU officials to work with Turkey on mechanics of migrant deal, says Turkish official

makis - Mar 21, 2016

Officials from Greece and the European Union will visit Turkey to work out the mechanics of the migrant deal signed between the EU and Turkey last week,…

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 return for financial and political rewards for…

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EU-Turkey Summit on refugee to try to forge a final agreement on matter

Panos - Mar 17, 2016

In the wake of concerns that the refugee crisis could turn into a full blown humanitarian one in Greece, the 2-day EU28 Summit on the matter is…

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, while speaking to a German newspaper, in…

EU sees Turkey migrant deal as ‘temporary’
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EU sees Turkey migrant deal as ‘temporary’

Panos - Mar 16, 2016

European Council President Donald Tusk has stressed in a note to EU leaders that a planned deal with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants to Greek…

Greece is worst EU country for young people, report says
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Greece is worst EU country for young people, report says

makis - Mar 11, 2016

Greece is the worst country in the EU for the young, according to the first Europe-wide Index of Intergenerational Fairness launched by UK-based think tank the Intergenerational…

EU stands ready to help Greece financially over migrant crisis, says commissioner
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EU stands ready to help Greece financially over migrant crisis, says commissioner

Panos - Mar 11, 2016

The European Union is ready to support Greece financially to deal with a growing migrant crisis that is testing the country to its limits, European Commissioner for…

Netherlands: Turkey-EU refugee swap deal ‘temporary’
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Netherlands: Turkey-EU refugee swap deal ‘temporary’

makis - Mar 10, 2016

A proposed EU-Turkey deal to swap Syrian refugees one-for-one will be only “temporary” and a longer-term resettlement arrangement will be necessary, the Netherlands warned Thursday. European Union…

No progress at EU Summit on refugee crisis; Turkey asks for 20bln!
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No progress at EU Summit on refugee crisis; Turkey asks for 20bln!

makis - Mar 07, 2016

After the official dinner and the EU leaders’ customary family photo, the crucial Summit meeting in Brussels with Turkey on the refugee crisis is approaching. A leaked…

EU to give Greece May deadline to register migrants
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EU to give Greece May deadline to register migrants

ilias1 - Mar 05, 2016

Europe will set Greece a deadline of May 12 to register all migrants in an orderly fashion or face more border controls, Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told…

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Greece must press on with reforms to boost confidence: EU’s Moscovici

ilias1 - Feb 27, 2016

Greece must push on with the implementation of crucial reforms to stabilize its economy and return to growth and broad political consensus will help the effort, the…

EU ministers demand drop in migrant flows from Turkey before March 7 summit
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EU ministers demand drop in migrant flows from Turkey before March 7 summit

makis - Feb 25, 2016

European Union ministers on Thursday raised the prospect of further tightening unilateral border controls unless there was a sharp drop in the number of migrants arriving from…

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…

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EP on Turkey: A Cyprus solution will change region

Panos - Feb 17, 2016

A Cyprus solution will dramatically change the stability outlook of the region, the EP (European Parliament) rapporteur on Turkey’s accession progress Kati Piri (Dutch, PES) said on…

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Ιnterest rates fall in Cyprus but still among EU highest

Panos - Feb 04, 2016

The interest rates on loans for house purchase decreased to 3.28 per cent in December 2015, whereas the previous month it was 3.37 per cent, data from…