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Polls: 58% of Greeks blame “geopolitical developments” for the Refugee Crisis

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Greek public opinion support Government’s handling of the Refugee Crisis. In a public opinion poll conducted by Palmos Analysis for daily Efimerida ton Syntakton,  blames the international geopolitical developments for the Refugee Crisis and the increased refugee flows. 58% international geopolitical developments responsible 19% sees the Greek government as responsible […]





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11
Mar

EU Commissioner: Humanitarian Aid to Greece “may take still a couple of weeks”

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“We as a team, we are ready to help and support Greece,” European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Christos Stylianides assured reporters in Athens on Friday and tweeted that “Greece is not alone in these difficult times”. Stylianides came to Greek capital and had a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis […]





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11
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Shock in Idomeni! Born in a tent, baby gets first bath from a water bottle, out in the cold (picture)

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The picture shocks! A woman and a man are bathing a tiny newborn naked baby outside a tent in Idomeni refugee camp in Greece’s borders to FYROM. They hold the baby above the mud that is covering the camp. The woman holds the baby with one hand and washes the […]





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10
Mar

Greek song for Eurovision: Utopian Land in OMG! (video)

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Sound of Pontus lyre and hiphop and indy-pop and rap, lyrics in Pontus-Greek dialect, Greek and English, a young half-naked man running in a landscape that is falling apart, yet he sings “Dance with us and have fun.” This is the Greek participation to this years Eurovision Contest. The Group […]





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10
Mar

ECB’s Draghi fired his bazooka and brought rates down to ZERO%

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A shock for the little man who still had some money in the bank and used to get something in exchange. A couple of euros to pay the fuel or the bus ticket in order to go to the bank and fix a new date for his deposit.  Central European […]





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10
Mar

Homeless wins 300K in lottery: the drag to get the money when country has Capital Controls

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The man could not believe his eyes. With a lottery ticket of 5 euros, he won 300,000 euro in the Joker game. When the 38-year-old went to cash the money, the problems started. First of all, local lottery branches do not pay wins over 100 euro. The man had to […]





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10
Mar
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Latest data: 42K refugees registered in Greece; 13K in Idomeni as Athens prepares to move them by Sunday

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According to the Refugees Crisis Management Coordination body, there are  41,973 refugees currently in Greece. According to data released on Thursday. If there is confusion about the numbers of the registration, please, note that the number are real registrations and that they lag behind arrivals by a day or two. […]





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10
Mar

OECD proposes funding of social programs for Greece’s poor via Pension Cuts & Tax Hikes

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While we have been busy with the Refugee Crisis, the institutions have been working for us. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), for example, has been collecting economic data, evaluating them and comming to conclusion that The refugee crisis creates significant problems for the Greek economy and growth […]





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10
Mar

Ankara torpedoes EU-Turkey deal saying it won’t take back migrants & refugees from Greek islands

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The EU-Turkey deal is getting better day by day… Turkey will not take back migrants and refugees already on Greek islands under a deal proposed to European Union leaders at a crunch summit this week, Ankara’s EU affairs minister said Thursday. Minister Volkan Bozkir was quoted by the Anatolia news […]





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10
Mar

Tusk – Tsipras – Merkel: “War of Words” about the Closure of Balkan Route

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The tweets posted by European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday evening triggered a war of words with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel also criticized “the closure of the Balkan Route” as unilateral actions.” Donald Tusk claimed that the closure of the Balkan Route was […]





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9
Mar

EUCO pres. Tusk: Closure of Balkan Route was a common EU28 decision

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The closure of the Balkan Route was a decision jointly taken by the 28 member states of  the European Union. This is what European Council President Donald tusk wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, adding that the closure of borders was not a “unilateral action” by the West Balkan countries FYROM, […]





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9
Mar

Golden Dawn MEP expelled from EP Plenary over racist remarks against Turks (video)

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Member of far-right Golden Dawn was expelled from the European Parliament on Wednesday, for racist remarks. European Parliament President Martin Schulz excluded GD MEP Eleftherios Synadinos from a plenary session, when the MEP in an unprecedented move used racist remarks against Turkish people. “Turks are like wild dogs,”  “dirty and […]





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9
Mar

Leftists occupy EU diplomatic representation over Refugee Crisis

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Members of Left Unity occupied the diplomatic representation of the European Union in downtown Athens. Their goal was to protest the EU policy that turns Greece into a huge refugee camp but also the policies of austerity. Former SYRIZA ministers Panagiotis Lafazanis and Dimitris Stratoulis were heading the group of […]





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9
Mar

The tragedy of Idomeni refugee camp (pictures)

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A refugee camp soaked in rain, sank in mud. It has been raining for the last two days and nights. More than 13,000 people, among them many children struggle for a piece of bread, a cup of hot tea, a pair of shoes, a dry t-shirt. Coughing and fever. Volunteers […]





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8
Mar

NATO mission in the Aegean launched, FRG-BONN in Turkish territorial waters (video Surveillance)

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NATO’s Standing Naval Mediterranean Force SNMG2 officially launched its patrols in the Aegean Sea on Tuesday morning.  News agencies report that the flagship of the naval force German FRG-BONN received the diplomatic permission by Ankara on Monday evening to enter Turkish territorial waters. FRG BONN is patrolling North-Est of the […]





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8
Mar

EU leaders play Dodgeball, while UN says “sending refugees back to Turkey is illegal”

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I have the feeling that everybody (Tusk, EU leaders, Institutions) is suffering from total confusion and is neither willing nor able to deal with the Refugee crisis and find sustainable solutions. They shake hands and pose for family photos and then go back to their countries proud of having stroke […]





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8
Mar

Eugrogroup: Dijsselbloem puts Greece’s debt relief on the table, Moscovici pretends to have no idea (video)

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This was certainly a surprise. Eurgogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem made an unexpected statement: that the issue of the Greek debt relief would start once the 3. bailout review is successfully concluded. This could happen sometime in April. Dijsselbloem’s statement was a surprise because Greece’s European creditors, that is German Finance […]





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8
Mar

Bargaining at EUCO bazaar: Turkey wins, refugees lose

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European Unions leaders needed 12 hours to buy the famous Turkish Carpet. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was in Brussels with a meter-long Wish List that he put on the table. Then… well.. we all know how a bargain in the bazar looks like: client asks for price, seller tells a […]





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7
Mar

Eurogroup: Did Schaeuble trade “at least 50K refugees in Greece” for “debt relief discussion”?

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Remember when we used to have these old record players and sometimes there was a problem with the needle and it would get stuck? The Eurogroup seems to have the same problem. Its needle sticks and it repeats the same thing again and again. After the meeting today, in his […]





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7
Mar

EUCO – Summit: Turkey’s fresh demands: €9bn, immediate opening of accession chapters, money to…

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It’s certainly the biggest day in the political life of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Aware that his country holds the key to the Refugee Crisis – and keep sending a thousand per day to Greece-, top bargainer of 2016, Ahmet Davutoglu plays with the European leaders the way he […]





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