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Greece’s shadow economy is 21.5% of GDP, says German IAW

Some countries have much larger shadow or unofficial economies than others. Greece’s shadow economy is worth over a fifth of its total output, and Italy’s isn’t far behind, says a research by German IAW. However, the chart refers only to selected industrialized countries. And Germany is not doing much better… …

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Belgian woman arrested on ferry to Greece over membership in terror group

A 22-year-old woman with Belgian citizenship was arrested on suspicion of membership in a terror group. The woman was arrested late Friday night while on a passenger ferry sailing from Italy to Greece, en route Bari-Corfu-Igoumenitsa. The arrest followed a Europol warrant on charges of extremism. The Greek Coast Guard …

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European Commission will set out plan to tackle air traffic control strikes

The European commission is expected to act to reduce the impact of air traffic control strikes, which have disrupted thousands of flights in recent years, with British holidaymakers often badly affected.  Airlines are expecting Brussels to call on member states this week to protect international flights passing over its airspace …

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EU and Frontex spend millions for migrants deportations, when the money…

The EU is spending millions forcibly sending people back to their home countries, when the money could be spent more constructively. According to a probe conducted by Brussels-based European news media outlet EUobserver, the cost of sending people back home can skyrocket to up 90,000 euros for one single case. …

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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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Just 16,000 migrants relocated from Greece and Italy in two years

Over 16,000 migrants have been redistributed from Greece and Italy among other EU countries in the past two years, EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said. “We have already relocated more than 16,000 so far in total, of which more than 2,400 in the last reporting period. With this, Member States, even though not all of them …

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Hot pursuit: Greek Coastguard against drug traffickers speedboat VIDEO

Greece’s coast guard uncovered an international ring that transported large quantities of drugs from Albania to Italy using high-speed boats. A video released by the Hellenic Coastguard shows the hot pursuit against drug traffickers’ speedboat. The coastguard’s drug-fighting unit said on Saturday it had arrested five Albanians and two Greeks …

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INIOHOS 2017: Fighter jets F-16 and F-4 roar over Athens VIDEOS

Fighter jets roared in the sky over Athens on Tuesday noon to mark the end of Hellenic Air Force-led multinational exercise INIOHOS 2017. On Greek F-16 Block 50, one Greek F-4E, one Italian AMX Fighter Bomber and one Israeli F-16 Block 30 flew in formation over the Acropolis. One more …

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Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel sign East Med Gas Pipeline project

Energy ministers from Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel signed an agreement on natural gas pipeline in Tel Aviv on Monday. The proposed 2,000 kilometer subsea pipeline would connect gas fields offshore of Israel and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy. Aiming to transform the Eastern Mediterranean into a regional energy …

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If you see F-16 and F-4 flying over the Acropolis today….

If you see fighter jest flying over the Acropolis today, it is a multinational formation from air forces partaking in the Greek Air Force-led exercise INIOHOS 2017. On Greek F-16 Block 50 and one F-4E, one Italian AMX fighter Bomber and one Israeli F-16 Block 30 will fly in formation …

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