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Showing posts with label Greece. Show all posts

Thursday, 28 June 2018

‘No problem’: Tsipras cool with Germany sending migrants back to Greece to ‘share the burden’

‘No problem’:
Athens “doesn’t care” if some migrants return from Germany to Greece as part of a possible deal with Berlin, PM Alexis Tsipras said. His words are in sharp contrast with the mood on Greek islands overwhelmed by the migrant influx.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Turkey halts migrant re-admission deal with Greece

Turkey halts migrant re-admission deal with Greece
Turkey suspended its migrant re-admission deal with Greece days after Athens released from prison eight Turkish soldiers who fled their country after a 2016 attempted coup.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Parthenon Marbles not in any Brexit deal: EU

Parthenon Marbles
Greece cannot hope to benefit from EU cultural repatriation rules to get back the Parthenon Marbles from Britain in the event of Brexit, the European Commission said Thursday.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Over 100,000 Migrants Cross Med to Europe since January: UN

More than 100,000 migrants and refugees have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe since the beginning of the year, and 2,247 have died trying, the UN said Tuesday.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Unified Europe 'good' for the US, says Obama

A strong and unified Europe is "good" for the United States and NATO is "absolutely vital" for US security and prosperity, US President Barack Obama said as he launched his final European trip.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

EU has largely ‘abandoned’ Greece to deal with migrant crisis on its own, UN expert warns

UN, 17 May 2016 – The suffering of migrants in Greece is the result of a complete absence of long-term vision and the clear lack of political will of the European Union (EU), a United Nations human rights expert said today, warning that Greece, already struggling to cope with fiscal challenges, has been abandoned by the EU to deal with a crisis that requires a response from all countries in the region.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Migrant crisis: Greece halts deportations to Turkey

Greece paused deportations of migrants to Turkey on Tuesday, a day after the first boats took back 202 people under a controversial EU plan to cut off a migrant route to Europe.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Greek PM submits resignation ahead of September election

Alexis Tsipras has resigned, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece's creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in. 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Greek parliament ratifies third bailout agreement

The Greek Parliament on Friday ratified the country's third bailout deal since 2010 to secure vital international financing to remain afloat and stay in the euro zone.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Greece's third bailout deal in final stretch (gov't sources)

Greece's marathon negotiations with international lenders to finalize the third Greek bailout deal in five years were in the final stretch on Monday and "white smoke" could emerge as soon as Tuesday morning, according to government sources.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Greek banks reopen with real economy severely hit

After a three-week bank closure, the doors of all 2,500 Greek bank branches across the country reopened on Monday with capital controls remaining in place.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Greeks split over bailout deal

Eurozone leaders made Greece surrender much of its sovereignty to outside supervision on Monday in return for agreeing to talks on an 86 billion euro ($94.8 billion) bailout to keep the near-bankrupt country in the single currency.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Greece to present aid deal proposal at eurozone summit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed that Athens will present a fresh Greek proposal for an aid deal with creditors at an emergency eurozone summit in Brussels on Tuesday, according to two Greek government sources.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

IMF: The first developed nation to miss a payment (Greece misses IMF payment as bailout programme expires)

Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss Tuesday, when the bailout programme it has relied on for five years expired and the country became the first developed nation to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

EU Leaders Scramble to Resolve Greek Debt Crisis

The European Union has two crucial issues on the agenda at its two-day summit underway in Brussels (Thursday-Friday), with migration and the Greek financial crisis still unresolved. Greece is perhaps the most pressing issue for the Europeans, as a June 30 deadline looms for Athens to pay its creditors or face a possible exit from the eurozone.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Greece told to accept debt deal or 'head towards default'

European Council President Donald Tusk told Greece to accept a debt deal with its international creditors or face defaulting.
An emergency summit will be held on on Monday to address Athens' future in the eurozone.

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