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Greece Recalls Ambassador From Austria

Greece's Ambassador to Vienna, Chrysoula Aleiferi, has been recalled to Athens by Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Aleiferi is being called back to Athens, two days after the approach that the Foreign Ministry made, due to the meeting that took place...

German Chancellor Warns of Armed Conflict in the Balkans Over Refugee Issue

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that closing borders within Europe to avoid refugee influx could lead to military conflict in the Balkans. Merkel spoke at a conference in Darmstadt in southern Germany. She said that if Germany closed its...

Greece Is Bulgaria's Third Biggest Investor

The annual report of the Economic and Trade Affairs of the Greek Embassy in Sofia reveals that Greece was Bulgaria's third largest foreign investor for 2014. Greeks poured 2.49 billion euros into the neighboring Balkan country in 2014. Only Austria and the Netherlands made more...

Greek Coast Guard Rescues More than 600 Migrants and Refugees in One Day

The Associated Press reported that the Greek Coast Guard conducted 20 search operations from Thursday to Friday around various eastern Aegean Greek islands that led to the rescue of 665 migrants and refugees. The missions were conducted around the islands of Agathonisi, Chios, Kos, Lesvos,...

Greek Foreign Minister Focuses on Active Foreign Policy in the Balkans

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias expressed his intention for an active foreign policy in the Balkans with specific immediate steps, late on Wednesday, in statements to a radio station. He announced that he will make a tour to the Western Balkans...

Greek Council on Foreign Policy to Meet

The Greek National Council on Foreign Policy, chaired by Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs Evangelos Venizelos, will be meeting today to discuss foreign policy issues that will be introduced at the Council of the European Union. The National Council advises the Greek...

EU Wants Quotas On Greek Migrants

The European partners of Greece are recommending tougher measures to limit how many Greeks and Balkan residents can migrate to other countries in search of a better life and a job, trying to get away from a record unemployment...

More Greek Clothes Made in Balkans

In the last years, hundreds of Greek clothing companies have been transferred to other countries in the Balkans, where the labor cost is lower and tens of thousands of workers in the production line of Greek garments can be...

Greeks Move Around Balkans to Stay Warm

More and more Greeks are moving to neighboring Balkan countries to take advantage of cheaper heating oil with big tax hikes in Greece further pushing up the cost for them at home. Greeks living in the north, particularly Macedonians...