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Malta suggests bonus or fine of €60,000 per asylum seeker to end EU migration row

EU countries would get €60,000 for every asylum seeker they take in above their EU-set quota as part of a plan drawn up the government of Malta that currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council of Europe. The government of the island state believes that financial incentives will persuade EU …

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Greek Court rejects second Turkish request for extradition of 8 soldiers

A Greek court has rejected a new Turkish extradition bid for three of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece by helicopter after last year’s failed military coup in Turkey. Greece’s supreme court has already ruled that none of the eight men should be extradited as they wouldn’t get a …

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Armenian protesters clash with police outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki Video

Armenian protesters clashed with police outside the Turkish Consulate in downtown Thessaloniki on Monday evening.  The tension started when a group of Armenian youth attempted to hang a memo at the entrance of the consulate. Greek authorities did not allow that, the angry protesters freaked out throwing objects to police, …

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EU Commission, IMF sent Greeks two MoU drafts before talks resume

Greece and foreign creditors resume talks on Tuesday afternoon after a long break. On the table are the so-called “reforms” prescribed under the international bailout and further debt relief. The aim is to reach a comprehensive deal (staff level agreement) before the Eurogroup meeting on May 22.  Talks are over …

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EU auditors warn Hot Spots in Greece and Italy are overwhelmed

European Union auditors say that migrants centers – the famous Hot Spots – set up in Greece and Italy to fast-track the registration of migrants are overwhelmed and urgently require more experts, particularly to help children. In a report released Tuesday, the auditors say that two more centers known as …

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Human skeleton in advanced decomposition found in garbage bag in Athens

A human skeleton was found inside a garbage back next to a garbage bin in Kolonos district of Athens. It was municipality workers who made the macabre finding at 7:30 in the Tuesday morning. According to Greek media, the skeleton was wrapped in a carpet. However, someone had apparently opened …

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