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…

FINANCE
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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…

GREECE
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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,…

WORLD
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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,…

FINANCE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

FINANCE
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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,…

FINANCE
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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…

DEFENCE
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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…

FINANCE
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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…