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Minister seeks ‘growth’ program to help islands hit by refugee crisis
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Minister seeks ‘growth’ program to help islands hit by refugee crisis

Sokratis - Dec 03, 2016

As residents and business groups on islands of the Aegean plan to ratchet up their protests against the scheduled revocation of a value-added tax discount next month,…

Mouzalas admits errors in handling refugee crisis, defends overall record
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Mouzalas admits errors in handling refugee crisis, defends overall record

Sokratis - Oct 16, 2016

Speaking at SYRIZA’s congress in Athens on Saturday, Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas defended the government’s handling of the refugee crisis and said the upholding of the…

Refugee crisis topping premier’s list of concerns
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Refugee crisis topping premier’s list of concerns

chris1 - Sep 11, 2016

Topping the list of concerns of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in recent days and weeks, according to sources close to the premier, is the refugee crisis as…

Greece to enter talks with Albania and Italy on refugee crisis
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Greece to enter talks with Albania and Italy on refugee crisis

Panos - Apr 05, 2016

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias is preparing meetings with his counterparts in Albania and Italy to discuss the refugee crisis in the Balkans, diplomatic sources…

US official set for border visit
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US official set for border visit

chris1 - Mar 06, 2016

US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland may visit Greece this week with the aim of viewing firsthand the impact of the refugee crisis, sources in Brussels…

PM Tsipras receives PES leader Pitella; Later tweets on refugee crisis
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PM Tsipras receives PES leader Pitella; Later tweets on refugee crisis

Sokratis - Feb 27, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday met with the president of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, Gianni Pitella, with…

Refugee crisis ‘a near existential’ threat to Europe, says Kerry
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Refugee crisis ‘a near existential’ threat to Europe, says Kerry

Sokratis - Feb 13, 2016

The mass influx of refugees and other migrants into Europe spells a "near existential threat" to the continent, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday. "We…

Refugee crisis grows in Greece as EU looks on
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Refugee crisis grows in Greece as EU looks on

ilias1 - Dec 26, 2015

Over a period of a few days in mid-November, the steady stream of small rubber boats carrying refugees and migrants over the choppy, chilly waters separating Turkey…

US gives $24 million in refugee aid for Europe
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US gives $24 million in refugee aid for Europe

ilias1 - Dec 04, 2015

The United States is giving $24 million in new money to help refugees as the European winter approaches. The aid will go to the UN refugee agency…

Schäuble warns of refugee ‘avalanche’
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Schäuble warns of refugee ‘avalanche’

ilias1 - Nov 12, 2015

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said that Germany may face “an avalanche” triggered by careless actions noting that migration is expanded to European countries and the only…

About 2,500 refugees arrive at Piraeus port
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About 2,500 refugees arrive at Piraeus port

Panos - Nov 11, 2015

At least 2,500 refugees arrived early on Wednesday at Piraeus port. More specifically, "Eleftherios Venizelos" carried refugees from Mytilene and "Ariadni" ferry carried 943 refugees from Mytilene…

Tsipras to stress refugee crisis is European problem in Valletta Summit meeting
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Tsipras to stress refugee crisis is European problem in Valletta Summit meeting

Panos - Nov 11, 2015

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will reiterate his position that the refugee crisis must be seen as a joint European problem and not as one that concerns only…

EU plans new refugee centers as influx overwhelms Greece
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EU plans new refugee centers as influx overwhelms Greece

Panos - Nov 10, 2015

European Union governments acknowledged that policies to channel migration aren’t working, announcing new processing centers to deal with refugees who slip through Greece without being registered. With…

No let-up on Greek reforms because of migrants
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No let-up on Greek reforms because of migrants

ilias1 - Nov 04, 2015

Greece's migrant crisis should not lead it to let up on reforms needed to comply with its multi-billion-euro bailout, European Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Wednesday.…

Refugee crisis dominates meeting between Greek, Hungarian FMs
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Refugee crisis dominates meeting between Greek, Hungarian FMs

ilias1 - Oct 30, 2015

The refugee crisis and energy issues dominated discussions between Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Hungarian counterpart, Peter Szijjarto, at the ministry on Friday. Speaking at a…