Tag: EU

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…