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EU Commissioner tells Greece: Stop “violent” migrants’ deportations or risk losing funds

The European Union’s top migration official told Greece on Thursday to stop “violent” deportations of migrants or risk losing funds. After becoming one of the main destination points during the migration crisis of 2015, Athens has hardened its policy in the past year by increasing land and sea patrols, extending …

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EU commissioner Johansson met with with protests while visiting camps on Lesvos and Samos

The visit of EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on the island of Lesvos and Samos  was met with protests by both locals and refugees. As the Commissioner visited the camps to discuss the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and funding to Greece, charities warned that the …

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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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Tempi Tunnels make it possible: Athens-Thessaloniki in 4 hours (picts, videos)

The inauguration ceremony of the Tempi Tunnels had everything a Greek soul wishes: a religious blessing, the National Anthem, a wreath at the monument dedicated to National Resistance near by, a speech by the Prime Minister and an EU Commissioner. The three tunnels are at Tempi Valley and Maliakos-Klidi section …

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BahamasLeaks: Ex EU Commissioner, Dutch Neelie Kroes, failed to declare she was director of offshore company

A cache of 1.3 million leaked files from tax haven Bahamas revealed that former EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes responsible for Europe’s antitrust watchdog was named as director of an offshore company. She was recruited by United Arab Emirates, which intended to snap up the international assets of the energy company …

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Greece names Defense Minister for EU Commissioner – should we care?

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras named current Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos for EU Commissioner. According to media, Greece target the portfolio of either “migration” or “unemployment”. Avramopoulos who is also Nea Dimokratia vice president, will leave the ministry by end of October.  So far, so good. However the removal of Avramopoulos …

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EU Commission temporary shelves absurd olive oil jugs & bowls ban

The European Commission decided to temporary shelve its absurd decision to ban olive oil jugs and dipping bowls from restaurant tables and replace them with non-refillable sealed bottles. “The decision did not find the necessary support,” EU Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Ciolos said at a press conference, admitting he was …

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It’s official! Unemployment kills!

Yes, it is official! Unemployment leads not only to financial extermination but also to biological. This is said more or less by Lazlo Andor, EU Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Building a fairer future.    Each percentage increase in national unemployment attributes to a 0.8%  increase of suicides by …

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