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Syrian refugees of Kurdish origin on hunger strike in Moria hot spot

Syrian refugees of Kurdish origin continue their hunger strike for sixth consecutive day in the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos. The twelve men protest for long delays in the process of  examining asylum requests by the secondary committees. Eleven of them launched the hunger strike last …

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Juncker says further pension cuts ‘bad advice”, calls on Eurozone to draw up debt relief measures for Greece

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged euro zone countries to draw up more debt relief measures for Greece next month. He said that Athens needed help after making “huge progress” in its economic reforms. “Further pension cuts is a bad advice,” Juncker said. In an interview to Greek economic news …

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Tsipras says additional measures won’t be implemented if no debt relief deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that the additional austerity measures 2019-2020 will not be implemented if there is no measures for debt relief. In an interview to private ANT1 TV on Tuesday evening, the Prime Minister clarified that the government will legislate for the additional pension cuts and higher …

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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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