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Greece opens all its airports to direct flights from UK on July 15

Greece announced that it will open its borders to UK on July 15. The announcement was made by government spokesman Stelios Petsas during the daily briefing Monday noon. He did not make any relevant announcement for Sweden, though. “In cooperation with the British government and following experts’ recommendaitons, the government …

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Greece shields Evros border with blades wire, 400 new border guards

Greece is strengthening ifs defense and is preparing for a possible new wave of migrants at its Evros border. A fence of sharp blades wire (concertina wire) and 400 additional border guards are to shield the country for the case Turkey will open its borders again so that migrants can …

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EU closes its external borders for 30 days to slow spread of coronavirus

European Union leader agreed on Tuesday to close the union’s external borders for a month in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Movement within European Union member nations will be still be allowed. At the same time, EU leaders will work for repatriation of EU citizens stranded …

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Turkey to dispatch 1000 policemen to “prevent pushbacks at Greek border”

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced the dispatch of 1,000 police officers to the country’s North-West border in order to”prevent Greece to push migrants back to Turkey.” In an interview with CNN Turk on Thursday, Soylu said that the EU border protection agency Frontex and Greece have pushed 4,900 migrants …

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East Lesvos to set up road blocks to enforce “border” to West Lesvos

Unbelievable decision: Local authorities on the island of Lesvos have decided to set up road blocks and enforce a “border” between the West and the East parts of the island. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting on Sunday, after more than 400 migrants and refugees arrived on the …

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Greece on Migration Crisis: “Organized, massive, illegal attempt of borders violation”

“Greece received yesterday an organized, massive, illegal attempt of its borders violation, it withstood protecting our borders and the ones of Europe,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Saturday following an emergency meeting under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister on the new migration crisis. “The government is determined to …

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Mitsotakis: “Greece’s borders are immovable and non-negotiable”

“Greece’s borders are immovable and non-negotiable,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday in a message to Turkey and Europe. “Any problems Greece may have with Turkey or other countries are automatically problems of the European Union,” he said in an effort to make the Greek-Turkish problems a European issue. …

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Several earthquakes with strongest 5R rattle Greece and Albania borders

A series of consecutive earthquakes have been rattling the regions along the borders between Greece and Albania on Saturday morning. At least six tremors with the strongest measuring 5 R have been recorded between 07:00 – 10:00 in the morning. The earthquakes have been felt in Kastoria, Ioannina and other …

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PM Rama: “Albanian & Greece are in talks over potential border change” to expansion of territorial waters in Ionian Sea”

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama suggested that Greece and Albania are in talks over potential border change. Speaking during an interview with Albania’s Vizion Plus TV on Thursday, Rama appeared to suggest Athens and Tirana are in talks over potential border changes. The comment was made in the context of …

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Turkish FM Cavusoglu claims “Sea borders in the Aegean not clearly delineated”

For one more time, Ankara disputed the sea borders between Greece and Turkey. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed late on Wednesday that the sea borders in the Aegean Sea were not clearly delineated. “The sovereignty of some islands and rocky islands and the sea borders around them in the Aegean …

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FYROM to keep borders to Greece & Serbia “closed” until Dec 31/2016

The Parliament of Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia decided today, Monday, to keep its borders to Greece and Serbia closed until the end of the year, until December 31st 2016. Reason for extending this measure was the migration and refugee crisis and “the increased efforts by migrants to enter the …

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