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EU to deploy border guards to FYROM to curb migration

The European Union has struck a deal with FYROM to deploy border guards at the south border of the Balkan country to curb migration. European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Oliver Spasovski, Minister of Interior of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, signed a status agreement that will allow teams from …

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Corruption prosecutor to re-open file on flue vaccines

The office of corruption prosecutor submitted to the Greek Parliament on Friday a file on the supply of influenza vaccines in the period 2009-2010, as the investigation has come across the name of politicians, sources told athensnewsagency. The health minister during the period in question was the current European Commissioner …

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Novartis: EU Commissioner to file lawsuit to have “protection status” of witness lifted

EU Migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said that he will file a lawsuit to Greece’s Supreme Court (Arios Pagos) and also a request to lift the protection status of  one of the “protected witnesses” whose testimony has involved the name of former Health Minister in Novartis bribery case. In a press …

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EU plans to resettle more refugees from North Africa, support project with 500mn euros

The European Union unveiled a new plan Wednesday to resettle at least 50,000 refugees, the majority of them from northern Africa. The EU’s executive branch, the European Commission, said it has set aside 500 million euros ($587 million) for the effort. It wants refugees in Libya, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, Chad …

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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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EU Migration Commissioner urges NGOs to manage funds with transparency

EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos urged non-governmental organizations involved in the care of refugees and migrants to manage funds with more transparency. “NGOs must manage available funds with transparency,” Avramopoulos said on Wednesday and called on international organizations operating in the country “to step up their efforts to provide immediate …

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EU’s 10 Point Plan to tackle Migration Crisis

It needed the drowning of 1,000 people within 24 hours for the European Union to wake up and call an emergency leaders summit on Thursday in order to show that can effectively tackle the migration crisis. At a joint meeting of Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembroug on Monday, High …

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Greeks got new Defense and Development Ministers

Former Development Minister Nikos Dendias was named new Defense Minister after Dimitris Avramopoulos took the plane for Brussels and a new post as EU Commissioner for Migration. Consequently, the cabinet needed a new Development Minister…. Kostas Skrekas, a New Dimocratia MP from Trikala. PS we could also called this a …

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