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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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EU approves funding to Turkey to slow refugee influx

Panos - Feb 04, 2016

EU countries decided to approve a 3 billion euro fund to Turkey on Wednesday to improve living conditions for refugees there in exchange for Ankara ensuring fewer…

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Swedish jihadist, who was arrested in northern Greece, was on EU suspect list

Panos - Feb 02, 2016

A Bosnian-born Swede who was arrested in northern Greece last week on suspicion of attempting to reach Syria to join ISIS jihadists had been listed on the…

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Amanatidis: EU recognises Greece’s efforts on the refugees issue

Panos - Jan 08, 2016

Greece is dealing successfully with the refugee crisis, Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Amanatidis on Friday said in an interview with Praktorio 104.9 FM. He also expressed optimism…

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Eurozone inflation rate at 0.2 pct in Dec, Eurostat

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

The annual inflation rate grew to 0.2 pct in the Eurozone in December 2015, Eurostat said in its preliminary estimate released here on Tuesday. In an announcement,…