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180 firefighters from five EU countries to assist Greece in summer

180 firefighters from five European countries will assist Greece combating wildfires in the period July and August. The teams will come from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Romania and Slovakia. The assistance comes in the context of the firefighters pre-positioning program that will be implemented again via the European Civil Protection Mechanism …

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Greece’s Migration Min disappointed over low EU countries’ response in relocating migrants

Updates on new facilities for migrants, a new platform for applying for asylum, and disappointing relocation options by other European Union countries were among the topics Migration & Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi covered during a press conference on Monday. Specific to facilities, Mitarachi said the new closed and controlled facility …

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Greece Civil Aviation extends travel restrictions until Nov 30

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Greece has extended until November 30 a series of travel restrictions “aiming to protect passengers and citizens from the Covid-19 pandemic,” as noted in a press release issued on November 9, 2020. The air directives (notams) regarding travel restrictions from certain countries and Non-EU …

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Court: Vets from other EU states may provide emergency services in Greece

European veterinarians may offer their services in Greece on a temporary and incidental way, according to the Council of State (CoS) on Monday, partially cancelling two Agriculture Minister decisions of 2015. The contested regulations concerned the certification of veterinarians and their access to the newly established electronic database of pets, …

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Greece tops list of EU countries benefiting from Juncker’s investment Plan

Greece is at the top of the list of European countries benefiting from the Juncker plan that targets growth, based on the country’s annual economic output, according to a tweet from the European Commission on Friday morning. The #JunckerPlan is now set to trigger €283.7 billion in investments, representing 90% …

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ETUI: Wages in Greece fall at 3.1% annually since 2009

Workers are still not feeling economic recovery: wages are lower now than they were eight years ago in seven EU member states, according to new research published today by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). The research also shows that in 18 EU countries …

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Survey: 55% of Europeans against further Muslim Migration

Europeans are afraid of migration from mainly Muslim countries. A recent research poll conducted in among 10,000 people in ten European countries shows that the levels of public anxiety over immigration from mainly Muslim states are significant and widespread. The survey was conducted before US president Donald Trump signed the …

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Greece is not alone: Italy, Romania and Bulgaria equally corrupt among EU countries

Italy, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria are seen as equally corrupt among EU countries, while Denmark is the least graft-prone country, according to the yearly corruption perception index published by Transparency International on Wednesday (3 December). The index scores and ranks countries around the world based on how corrupt their public …

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EUROPOL Dismantles International Network Smuggling Migrants to EU

In a joint cooperation with Europol, Greek, Italian and German authorities dismantled an international criminal network smuggling Iraqi and Kurdish migrants to EU. The criminal organisation set up by Iraqis had transferred more than 1,500 people and earned around 12.5 million USD. The criminal used to move migrants from Turkey …

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