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Ryanair strands 201 passengers in Romania instead of Thessaloniki

Dozens of Ryanair passengers were shocked to find themselves in Romania instead of Greece on Friday night. The plane from London to Thessaloniki landed in Timisoara airport in west Romania on Friday evening, as the pilots could apparently not land in Macedonia airport in Northern Greece due to low cloudiness. But …

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Greece, Bulgaria, Romania & Serbia in joint bid for World Cup 2030

The leaders of four Balkan countries said on Friday that they will make a joint bid to host the World Cup 2030. The decision was taken during the Summit in Varna on Friday. The prime ministers of Bulgaria, Greece and Romania and the president of Serbia say their countries will …

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EU Commission refers Greece, Ireland and Romania to Court of Justice

The European Commission refers Greece, Ireland and Romania to the Court of Justice for not implementing anti-money laundering rules, Brussels said on Thursday.  According to a statement issued by the Commission,  Greece and Romania have failed to implement the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive into their national law. Ireland implemented only …

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35.6% of Greece’s population at risk of poverty or social exclusion

More than one third of the Greek population is at risk of poverty or social exclusion. We have been reading this since 2012, occasionally it is been officially confirmed by European statistics authorities like the Eurostat. In the first two years of bailout agreements, the rates were below 30%. But …

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Spain has the EU’s third highest rate of child poverty, after Romania and Greece

After the economic crisis and years of austerity, child poverty is on the rise in wealthy countries, according to Unicef. In Spain, the proportion of children living below the poverty line increased by nine percentage points between 2008 and 2014, to reach almost 40%. In Greece, one in four children …

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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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Athens: protest outside Romanian Embassy; animal lovers worry about strays cull here too

Dozens of animal lovers gathered outside the Romanian Embassy in Athens on Monday to protest the despicable law that will allow the killing of thousands of stray animals and thus with the government approval. The protesters lit candles and symbolically carried plush puppies in trash bags. They wore t-shirts reading …

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Seven more Greek ‘beef’ products found with horse DNA; 2 imported from Holland & Romania

Greek Food Control Agency (EFET) order the withdrawal of seven meat products after testes proved they contained horse DNA. The products are salami, sausages, kebab and frozen meatballs, produced in Northern Greece and Crete or imported from the Netherlands ( company NL 687 EG* distributed via German DEMKA) and Romania (company LeFruMarine S.R.L.). As the products …

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Greece finds horse DNA in frozen meat imports from Romania

Greek Food Control authority (EFET) found horse DNA in two meat samples of frozen meat imported from Romania. According to official statement issued by EFET,  the two samples were found in meat that was imported from Romania with the declaration “Frozen Beef Meat Neck” and “Frozen Beef Meat Topside”. the samples …

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