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Police arrests retired aviation officer for smuggling Iraqis to Italy

Greek police arrested a retired high ranking officer of Civil Aviation and former town mayor and four other members of a smugglers gang for illegally transporting refugees from Greece to Italy. The arrests occurred at the small airport of Mesolongi, Western Greece, while the gang was about to take off …

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UPD2 Three heavily armed Britons arrested near Greek-Turkish Border

Three men, holders of British passports, were arrested in the town of Alexandroupolis near the Greek-Turkish border on Saturday. All three suspects were reportedly heavily armed and two trailers they were driving were transporting dozens of weapons and thousands of bullets. Bullets & firearms hidden in the two trailers – …

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EU prepares new Border Guards force that will intervene without an EU-state consent

The European Union is determined to end “national sovereignty” in order to “protect” Europe from refugees and migrants. In order to achieve this, Brussels’ bureaucrats following Brussels’ politicians’ instructions prepared an extraordinary proposal, according to which a new border & coastguard agency will be established with extended powers like to …

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Greece has mass production of “unemployed labor-craft with higher education”

Greeks continue to ‘invest’ in education and ‘produce’ qualified jobless despite the high unemployment among the youth and the highly skilled labor craft. According to OECD’s latest report “Education at Glance 2015” Greece has the highest rate in higher education. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found in its …

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UNHCR data Jan-Nov 2015: total 863K arrivals to Europe by sea, 715K to Greece, 3.4K dead/missing

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees published data about the arrivals of people to Europe by the sea. The data refer to arrivals from January to November 2015. A total of 862,901 people have arrived to Europe via Spain (3,592), Malta (105), Italy (143,700), and Greece (715,704). 3,485 people trying …

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EU studies Spain, Italy, Greece & Portugal over banks’ potentially illegal deferred tax assets

European Union regulators are scrutinising four EU countries’ treatment of banks’ deferred tax assets (DTAs) to see if they constitute potentially illegal state aid, the European Commission said on Tuesday. The EU executive said it had contacted authorities in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece following requests from some lawmakers in …

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Index of 15 most miserable economies in the world: Greece, Spain top in eurozone

When is a country’s economy “miserable”? When unemployment and inflation are high, says Bloomberg. In the Misery Index for 2015, Venezuela tops the list followed by Argentina, South Africa, Ukraine and  Greece — the five most painful economies in which to live and work, according to a Bloomberg survey among 51 …

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Norman Atlantic towed to Italy; 13 dead, number of missing still unclear

Six days after the marine tragedy of Norman Atlantic and the number of missing person still varies largely. According to Italian news network Tg5, while the prosecutor in Bari said on Friday that the missing were 90, Greeks put the number of missing at 18. “The same names are with …

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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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Black Rock warns “Greece most likely to default” and nobody cares

Look what happened after four years of economic war and heavy bombardment with news about the imminent bankruptcy of Greece – a disaster that never came, because the country was bankrupt anyway.  An economic report warning of Greece’s bankruptcy risk is being released and we simply don’t care. No panic …

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