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European Commission releases data on Funds to Greece to deal with Migration

The European Commission has published a list of recipients of funds to Greece to deal with the migration crisis. An amount totaling 1.6 billion euros has been allocated to non-governmental organizations, international organizations and Greek authorities, even though only half of it has been disbursed. The Commission released €650 million …

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Prosecutor launches probe into alleged mismanagement of EU Funds for refugees

The prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court has launched an inquiry into alleged mismanagement of EU Funds given to Greece for handling the migration crisis. The investigation follows reports and claims in Greek press. Supreme Court Public Prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou on Monday ordered the start of a preliminary investigation into press …

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Director of Reception Centers fired after urging investigation on Refugees EU Funds

The Director of Refugees Reception and Identification Centers in Greek Ministry of Migration was fired early afternoon Thursday.  Previous to his dismissal, Andreas Iliopoulos had given an interview to a Greek newspaper in which he was asking the prosecutor’s intervention with regards management of EU Funds for the refugees and …

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Juncker Plan funds more major transport and environment projects in Greece

Three major transport and environment project are to be inaugurated this week with EU funds totaling 1.3 billion euros, the European Commission said on Wednesday. In addition, 121 million euros investment has been adopted for the motorway connecting the Aktio Peninsula with the Ionian highway . The Commission said in …

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EU Anti-fraud watchdog investigates potential misuse of funds for Greece’s refugees

EU’s  anti-fraud watchdog  OLAF is  investigating the potential misuse of EU funds meant to provide food for refugees in Greece, a spokesperson for the agency said Tuesday. The news follows the detention on Saturday of the publisher, the editor in chief and one journalist from Greek newspaper Fileleftheros following a libel suit filed …

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Commission suspends EU Funds due to “cartels” in Greece’s construction sector

The European Commission temporary suspended all projects funded through the European Regional Developments Funds for the period 2014-2020 claiming there is a suspicion that a construction cartel has been exploiting the funds flowing into Greece. EC’s official justification for the suspension of funds amounting €13.5 million is the “distortion in …

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Brussels ignores “wasted EU-funds” tip-offs from Greek official

 EU’s Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) stands accused of failing to investigate cases of misused EU funds in Greece, despite tip-offs submitted by a Greek official. Anti-corruption officials in Brussels have reportedly failed to investigate reports of squandered EU funds at a training institute in Greece, German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported last …

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Greece in disagreement with EU over subsidized program for jobless?

Things are confusing and do not look good. Some Greek media reported on Friday, that the European Commission rejected the plan of Greek Labour Ministry to finance temporary work places for 400,000 families that have no employee. The program worked out by the Labour Ministry was to subsidize temporary work …

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