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Stricter controls for visa-exempt travelers entering Schengen area

On 25 April, EU ambassadors confirmed an agreement reached between the Council Presidency and the European Parliament representatives on the proposal for a European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS). ETIAS will allow for advance checks and, if necessary, deny travel authorisation to visa-exempt third-country nationals travelling to the Schengen …

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Turkey accuses Greece of “partnership” in the failed coup of 2016

Turkey has accused Greece of “protecting and encouraging coup plotters” and of “partnership in this crime.” The baseless claims and unfounded allegation in the usual deliriant Turkish tune, come by Minister for European affairs Omer Celik, after the country’s top court, the Greek Council of State, ruled on Thursday in …

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Gap between SYRIZA and ND narrows in latest public opinion poll

The gap between ruling left-wing SYRIZA and main opposition party conservative New Democracy is narrowing, according to the most recent public opinion poll. The gap has decreased to 4.7% from 4.9% in a poll in February conducted by the same company. At the same time, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner Independent …

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Commission report slams Turkey over human rights, relations to EU member-states

In one of its more critical reports towards Turkey, the European Commission urged Ankara to improve relations with EU member-states, lift the state of emergency as soon as possible and improve human rights. Turkey is taking “major steps” in the wrong direction and it is shifting towards authoritariarism, the Commission …

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Eurocontrol warns airlines of possible missile strikes into Syria

Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol on Tuesday warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean Sea due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours. Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles could be used within that period and there was a possibility …

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Anarchists clash with riot police after Pan-Balkan anti-nationalism protest (videos)

Anarchists have clashed with riot police in Greece after some 3,500 protesters from across the Balkans marched in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki against nationalism in the region. The clashes erupted after the peaceful protest march was over, with a small group of  participants to massively throw molotov cocktail …

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EU Commission threatens Greece, Cyprus and Malta over V.A.T. on yachts

 The European Commission has put Malta, Greece and Cyprus on notice of infringement proceedings for not levying the correct amount of Value Added Tax on the provision of yachts.  And some wonder why this when an identical system is used in France. This issue can generate major distortions of competition and …

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Greece’s National Meteo warning: Snow, rain, thunderstorms, frost

Greece’s National Meteorological Service issue a warning of extreme weather phenomena for the next hours, starting Tuesday evening, February 27 2018, for two days. Main features of the weather deterioration are: Strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, accompanied by strong South winds and possibly also hail locally. Snowfalls, temporarily very heavy. Frost. …

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Markets react positive as Moody’s upgrades Greece’s credit rating by two notches

In a surprise move, ratings agency Moody’s upgraded Greece‘s credit rating to B3 from Caa2, maintaining the positive outlook. Moody’s cited “material fiscal and institutional improvements” under the current adjustment programe, which will be sustained in the coming years. This should support economic recovery and banking sector. Furthermore, Moody’s said …

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300 kg cocaine found in Greek owned container ship off Genoa

300 kilos of cocaine have been found in container ship Dimitris C, a Greek owned merchant ship of Danaos Shipping. The vessel is registered in Malta. The illegal load was detected by the Ukrainian crew of the ship during a control check and while the ship was near the port …

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“Anonymous Greece” hack websites of Turkish banks, Erdogan’s private army

“Anonymous Greece” has said that they hacked the websites of big Turkish banks Ziraatbank and Turkishbank as well as the website of the private army of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called Sadat. With a coordinated cyber attack with other hackers’ groups, Anonymous Greece managed to obtain personal data, e-mails and …

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London meets the Table Olives: Competition, Awards for Quality and Packaging

The London meets the table Olive! The largest table olive competitions in the heart of Europe. London ITOC 2018-International Table Olive Competitions • Quality awards of Table Olive • Packaging awards of Table Olive PROMOTE PRODUCTS PARTICIPATING IN COMPETITIONS Table olive marketing strategists agree that brand awareness in any industry …

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