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Government blocks hikes in Attiki Odos toll fees due as of July 1

The outgoing Greek government issued a legislative order essentially forbidding a planned increase in the toll fees in the greater Athens area’s sole tollway Attiki Odos. The government order followed a a recommendation by Transportation Minister Christos Spirtzis. The government cited what it called “defense of public interests and the …

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Eurogroup postpones release of €970mn to Greece for “no fulfilling commitments”

Finance ministers of the eurozone decided to postpone the release of 970 million euros claiming that Greece has not fulfill its commitments to the European creditors with regards to the post-bailout reforms program. Creditors hold off on Greek debt relief payment “waiting for clarity on reform progress,” said European Stability …

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EP President M Schulz blocks Turkey’s visa-free bid

The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, announced on Wednesday that he has stopped procedures involving the liberalisation of visas for Turkish nationals. Schulz informed reporters that he had not sent the necessary document concerning the visa liberalisation to the appropriate committee. He said that Turkey had failed to …

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Deportations to Turkey “blocked” due to “rain” of asylum applications on Greek islands

Refugees and migrants on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Chios had the EU and  Frontex officials to change their re-admissions schedule. They “stormed’ the asylum offices and started to submit “asylum applications” en mass, with the effect that the lists with the names of those to be deported had …

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