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Mar

10,000 Greeks donated a mountain of goods for refugees, while rich EU countries seal their borders

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Pasta, rice, biscuits, razor blades, tooth brushes, hygiene articles, drugs, sleeping bags, blankets, socks, raincoats, … estimated ten thousands Athenians passed by Syntagma Square on Sunday and brought bags full of goods for the refugees. “It was unprecedented, such a huge solidarity” the organizers of the action,  the Social Solidarity […]





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6
Mar

Turkey demanded “NATO replaces Greek islets names with …numbers!”

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We had seen it coming. That the NATO involvement in the Aegean would trigger anew Ankara’s appetite to bring back the focus on the so-called “Grey Zones in the Aegean”. And indeed. During the heated NATO talks last month about the deployment of the SNMG2 force aiming to stem the […]





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6
Mar

EU-Summit Draft confirms Greece’s Migration Minister: Balkan Route will be closed

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The European Commission has allegedly prepared a Draft proposal that the EU leaders will be called to sign tomorrow Monday in Brussels. “The European Union leaders plan to officially announce the Closure of the Balkan Route for refugees and the internal borders of Schengen for economic migrants.” According to an […]





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5
Mar

Merkel plays false & urges Greece to provide shelter for 50,000 refugees

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Greece needs to deliver quickly on its promise to provide accommodation for 50,000 refugees and the European Union should help Athens with this task, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a media interview published on Saturday. “Originally, Greece should have created 50,000 accommodation places for refugees by the end of […]





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4
Mar

European Commission gives Greece May 12 deadline to register all refugees & migrants

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Europe will set Greece a deadline of May 12 to register all migrants in an orderly fashion or face more border controls, EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told a German newspaper on Friday. The border controls could be extended if Greece would miss the deadline. In an interview with German […]





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3
Mar

Greece resists to IMF’s demands for further pension cuts

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Greece cannot accept demands from the International Monetary Fund to cut its pensions yet again in order to achieve a primary surplus target in two years, Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said on Thursday. Athens has proposed an overhaul of its pension system to make the system viable by increasing […]





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3
Mar

Exhibition of German WWII atrocities in Athens Metro

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Rare photographic documents have been displayed in the Zappeion Hall and in nine metro stations in Athens. The exhibition with 360 historical photographs  runs under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. The title of exhibition: “I don’t forget. A picture speaks a thousand words.” What do […]





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3
Mar

FinMin imposes “price cap” to 9 items to avoid refugees been ripped off

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A half liter of bottled water for 2 instead of 0.50 euro just because the client is a refugee? The left-wing government could not allow this. After several complaints that some sneaky businessmen have been charging double and triple prices to refugees and migrants, the Finance Ministry decided to put […]





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3
Mar

Migration Minister: “statements on Idomeni borders misinterpreted”, criticizes Slovakia’s “suicidal policies”

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Alternate Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas speaking to ANT1 TV on Thursday said that his statement that Idomeni will not reopen and that Greece will be a settlement country for refugees was misinterpreted. Mouzalas clarified that the refugees will stay at the temporary hosting camps for as long as it is […]





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3
Mar

Tsipras: “We will not become a warehouse of souls”, Tusk tells Migrants to stay away from Europe

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European Council President Donald Turk is visiting Athens today to talk about the Refugee Crisis. He met with Prime Minister  Alexisi Tsipras and both men agreed that Unilateral actions by European Union member states to deal with the migrant crisis troubling the bloc is hurting solidarity and must stop. “We […]





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2
Mar

Slovakia’s PM Fico in Delirium: “There will be one single hot spot called Greece”

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Slovak prime minister Robert Fico suffered a delirium attack and claimed “there will be a single hot spot and its name will be Greece.” Threatened by his opponents ahead of the upcoming elections on Sunday, the Slovak official accused  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for having “brought the crisis upon […]





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2
Mar

Migration Minister suggests Refugees to stay 2-3 years in Greece, border of FYROM not to open again

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Greece’s Minister for Migration Yannis Mouzalas shocked his audience today, representatives of the Greek Municipalities. Mouzalas suggested that the Refugees will stay in Greece for 2-3 years and that the Idomeni-Border to FYROM should be considered as closed. Mouzalas was speaking at the emergency meeting with the Board of the Central […]





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2
Mar
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+++ Items Collection for Refugees: Syntagma Sq in Athens, Mar 6/2016

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The Social Solidarity Network in Athens will collect items refugees and migrants urgently need. The items are divided in four categories and the organizers ask the donors to have them packed accordingly. the donated items will be distributed to refugees and migrants stranded at the port of Piraeus – an […]





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2
Mar

EU approves €700mn Aid package, money to go to UN-Agencies, NGOs & refugees as ‘coupons’

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Unprecedented! The European Union approved a 700-million euro Humanitarian Adi packed mainly for Greece, but the money will not be given to the State to deal with. It will go International Agencies like the UN and to Non-Governmental-Organizations, while “part of the amount will be given directly to refugees in […]





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2
Mar

Germany, Holland push for Asylum Registration so refugees remain stuck in Greece

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Germany and The Netherlands are setting up the agenda on the EU – Turkey Summit on March 7th 2016. based on statements made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte it comes down to this: refugees and migrants would have to apply for asylum in Greece […]





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1
Mar

Tsipras will push for EU Resolution to make refugees’ resettlement “compulsory” for EU-members

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In an exclusive interview with Program Frontal 21 of German state broadcast ZDF, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described the border closure by several EU-member states as “unacceptable” and threatened for one more time to veto EU decisions at the EU – Turkey Leaders Summit on March 7th 2016. ” […]





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1
Mar

Greece turns down invitation for police chief’s meeting from FYROM, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia

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The Greek government declined an invitation to participate in a second meeting of police chiefs from four Balkan countries — Fyrom, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia — along with Austria, which was held on Tuesday in Belgrade on the pressing issue of border controls. The first such meeting was held in […]





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1
Mar

UNHCR warns: Europe is on the cusp of a largely self-induced humanitarian crisis

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel does it… the European Union does it… the United Nations does it as well. They all warn about an imminent Humanitarian Crisis in Greece. The UNHCR – the Refugee Agency of the United Nations -goes a step further and clearly speaks of “Europe is on the […]





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1
Mar

European lenders & IMF disagree as Greece prepares Pension cuts

Posted by in Economy

The Greek government is not under pressure only due to the Refugee Crisis. The Program Review is still due, with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to disagree on “the fiscal efforts” required by Greece. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras assured the Greeks last night, that the representatives of […]





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1
Mar
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How a Himalayan Cat got involved in Greek politics

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Himalayan Cats are a noble breed with long hair, a breed coming to life from crossing between Persian and Siamese cats. These beautiful creatures are known for their  sparkling blue eyes and unique markings on their luxurious coats. Fully aware of their uniqueness, Himalayan cats are also known for being […]





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