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Greece exposed to increased risks from climate change, says ECB-ESRB report

Banks in Greece, Spain and Portugal face increased risks from the climate change, according to a joint report by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) published on July 1. Greece and other southern EU countries are exposed to increased risks, on the one hand …

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Greece calls on Germany, Spain, Italy for arms embargo on Turkey

Greece has called on Germany, Italy and Spain to impose an arms embargo on Turkey, citing Ankara’s recent provocative actions. Citing diplomatic sources, state-run news agency amna reports that Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has sent letters to his counterparts in Germany, Heiko Maas, in Spain, Arancha Gonzalez-Laya, and in Italy, …

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Italy to test travelers from Greece, 3 more EU countries, regions impose quarantine

Italy ruled on Wednesday that people travelling from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain must be tested for the coronavirus on arrival, as new infections increase in the four countries which are popular holiday destinations for Italians. “We have to continue with a prudent approach to defend the results we’ve achieved …

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ECHR ruling gives green light to push-backs at EU’s borders

In an unprecedented ruling the European Court of Human Rights gave green light to push-backs at European borders. In its ruling on February 13, the ECHR ruled that Spain committed no violation when it expelled migrants trying to force their way onto EU territory by scaling fences in a North …

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PM Tsipras praised victory of Pedro Sanched and progressive forces in Spain

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras commented on the result of the elections in Spain praising the victory of the socialist party and the progressive forces. “The prevalence of progressive forces in Spain and the collapse of the right-wing People’s Party is a message of hope,” he said in a tweet. …

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Unemployment in Greece falls to 18% but still the highest in EU

Unemployment in Greece fell to 18% in December 2018, the European Statistics Authority Eurostat announced on Monday. Greece’s rate is the highest in the European Union and the Eurozone area. Unemployment rate among young people (aged below 25 years) rose slightly to 39.5% in December from 39.4% in November. Unemployment …

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Commission to give additional €45.6mn to Greece & Spain for migrants

The European Commission has awarded an additional €45.6 million in emergency assistance to support Spain and Greece respond to the migratory challenges they face. Spain will receive €25.6 million to improve the reception capacity for arrivals at its southern coast and in Ceuta and Melilla as well as to help …

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Europol report: Left-wing terrorism still active in Greece, Italy & Spain

Left-wing terrorism is still active in Greece, the Europol says in its “EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) 2018” after evaluating incidents in 2017. In the same report, the Europol notes that left-wing terrorism is also active in Italy and Spain, even though to a lesser extend. Greece, Italy …

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Spanish embassy says his statements on Greece on Catalonia were “misinterpreted”

The Spanish embassy in Athens said on Tuesday it is “grateful” for comments made by Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos and the country’s foreign ministry over the weekend in response to the Catalonia vote in favour of independence. In a statement the Spanish embassy said it “regretted that the ambassador’s comments …

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“Greece supports Spain’s territorial integrity” says the Foreign Ministry

The foreign ministry said on Sunday Greece rejects unilateral actions by Catalonia to undermine Spain’s territorial integrity, in the wake of the region’s parliamentary vote to declare independence from Spain. “Greece supports Spain’s territorial integrity and rejects unilateral actions that undermine the country’s unity and the immutability of borders,” the ministry …

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