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European Union blasts Greece over migrant crisis

European Union blasts Greece over migrant crisis

Jan 28, – The criticism came ahead of a Swedish announcement that it intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected. The European Union blasted Athens for its handling of the migrant crisis, saying it had “seriously neglected” its duty to protect the bloc’s […]

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13 dead in migrant boat collision with ferry off Turkey- report

13 dead in migrant boat collision with ferry off Turkey- report

Sep 20, – Four children were among the victims of the accident involving a boat carrying 46 migrants from the northwestern Turkish port of Canakkale to the Greek island of Lesbos, Dogan news agency reported. At least 13 migrants died off the coast of Turkey Sunday after the inflatable dinghy carrying them to Greece collided […]

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Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

Sep 03, – Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought […]

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Greek workers start 48-hour public sector strike

Greek workers start 48-hour public sector strike

Sep 24, – Greek civil servants walked off the job Tuesday at the start of a 48-hour public sector strike, the second in as many weeks, to protest job cuts required for the country to continue receiving international rescue loans. State school, tax office and hospital workers joined the strike, while ambulances services were to […]

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Athens Rally to support “Greece, Turkey, solidarity”

Athens Rally to support “Greece, Turkey, solidarity”

June 4, ATHENS, Greece (AP) Most people who joined Monday’s march were supporters of the Greek Communist Party, KKE, with many waving red party banners. Several hundred people from other protest groups took part in the rally from the Turkish Embassy to the capital’s main Syntagma Square. About 2,000 protesters chanting “Greece, Turkey, Solidarity” have […]

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As racist violence surges in Greece, coalition parties split over racism

As racist violence surges in Greece, coalition parties split over racism

June 3, AP – In the last twelve months there has been a surge in anti-immigrant violence in Greece, with three deaths due to racist attacks and more than 150 injured. As racist violence surges in Greece, the parties in the coalition government are further apart than ever on the way forward. Under pressure from […]

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In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

In a glittering finale Denmark wins Eurovision 2013

May 19, AP – Twenty-six countries battled it out in the 58th Eurovision Song Contest finale, held on Saturday in Malmö, in southern Sweden. Ahead of the competition, bookmakers had tipped Denmark would take out the competition comfortably. 20-year-old Emmelie De Forest won with her song “Only Teardrops”. Denmark has won Eurovision 2013 in a […]

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Eurozone struck in recession struggling economies mired

Eurozone struck in recession struggling economies mired

May 16, AP – Initially it was just the countries at the forefront of the eurozone’s debt crisis, such as Greece and Portugal that were contracting. But the malaise is now spreading to the so-called core countries. Wednesday’s figures showed Germany, Europe’s largest economy, grew by a less-than-anticipated quarterly rate of 0.1 percent while France […]

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Greece reform law adopts bill to cut 15,000 civil servant jobs

Greece reform law adopts bill to cut 15,000 civil servant jobs

April 29, AP – After heated debate during an emergency session, 168 deputies voted for the bill, with 123 voting against and one abstaining as the opposition proved powerless to stop cuts the government insisted were needed to keep the country afloat. The Greek parliament voted late Sunday to adopt a law providing for the […]

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