Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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"Apocalyptic scenes" on the northern Greek border where "economic migrants" who are not entitled to leave Greece's provisional camps are fighting with 'refugees' who are entitled to leave, and head into other European nations.

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Tsipras (or rather his Twitter PR person) tweeted to Turkey's PM, "Fortunately our pilots are not as mercurial as yours against the Russians #EUTurkey"

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The Greek financial crisis has sent thousands of teenage girls to the streets, not to protest, but to earn a living; however, their hourly earnings are barely enough to buy them a cheese sandwich, according to one researcher.

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Employment shrank considerably last month, as according to the Labor Ministry’s Ergani database, salaried jobs declined by 56,473 in October, with the balance between hirings and departures negative for the fourth month in succession.

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Molotov cocktails were thrown at police, who responded with tear gas in the Greek capital's central square as labor union members walked out for 24 hours.

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Get ready Brussels and Berlin, because you might be in for another anti-austerity battle only this time, the country in question "matters."

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A meeting of euro zone finance ministers will not decide on a payment of 2 billion euros to Greece on Monday, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said.

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Citizens’ Protection Minister Nikos Toskas suggested that the Greek government would be willing to consider opening a safe passage for refugees through the fence on the Evros border in northeastern Greece if there is an agreement with Turkey, Bulgaria and ...

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The influx of refugees threatens to destabilize the EU as Germany's insistence on a bloc-wide adoption of an open door policy has infuriated Hungary and many other member states. This infograph tells the story.

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The European Union is predicting that 3 million more migrants could arrive in the 28-nation bloc by the end of next year, with the refugee emergency already providing a stern test of EU capacities to provide shelter and welcome.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras slammed on Friday the level of debate among European Union governments in dealing with the migrant crisis as 'sad' for a lack of cohesive action in dealing with the crisis.

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After a year of increasing refugee arrivals it’s safe to say that the pan-European approach, to the extent that it can even be said to exist, is a dismal and deadly failure.

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A Greek-American joint venture is being prepared in the domain of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will likely be announced during US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Athens next month.

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When Greece applied for its first international bailout in 2010, only two countries in Europe lacked a computerized register of land ownership and usage. Albania was the other. Its 2015, little progress has been made in Greece.

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2 billion euros may just be the beginning. As long as Greece agrees to absorb migrants and refugees into society...then the German Government is signalling that it may 'help' Greece more financially. In everyday life this is called blackmail.

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Can we expect Juncker to tells Tsipras: “you either accept the joint patrols or I cancel the 35-billion-euro package.”

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Greek farmers are planning to take their tractors onto the roads in protest against tax increases that Greece has agreed to in exchange for a third bailout package from its lenders.

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A study in 2012 suggested that up to 30 billion euros of revenue goes uncollected every year in Greece.

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Hundreds of individuals and institutional investors from Greece have appealed to the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claiming compensation for money they lost in Cyprus’s 2013 banking crisis, a U.S. law firm said.

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Less than two-thirds of value-added tax due enters state coffers in Greece, according to a European Union report, as VAT dodging is particularly extensive.

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"We are heading towards disaster" exclaims UKIP's Nigel Farage in this brief clip.

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Negotiations over Greece's debt will top the agenda for Prime Minister-elect Alexis Tsipras from Monday as he prepares for a return to office following a surprisingly easy national election win, a senior source from his party said.

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At least 13 migrants died off the coast of Turkey Sunday after the inflatable dinghy carrying them to Greece collided with a ferry, Turkish media reported.

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Alexis Tsipras said he was going to save Greece from more austerity and to change his country’s relationship with the EU oligarchs in Brussels. In the end he signed Greece up to a third, devastating bailout and more years of ...

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Vice President of the European Central Bank Vitor Constancio openly admitted that the threat of kicking Greece out of the euro zone during the spring negotiations was “never for real” because it would not be legal.

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