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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…

GREECE
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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…

FINANCE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

FINANCE
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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…

POLITICS
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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…

DEFENCE
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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…

FINANCE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

GREECE
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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…

FINANCE
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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,…