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Greece Tightens Border After Recording More Covid-19 Cases from Bulgaria

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced on Friday that new measures will be implemented to address the influx of coronavirus cases along Greece's northern border. The statement comes following health officials' recording a total 29 new Covid-19 cases at the gate...

Six-hour Wait and 15km Lines Form in Bulgaria-Greece Border Crossing

As the arrival by car of tourists from the Balkan countries continues at a steady pace since Greece's borders opened on July 1st, in the Promachonas crossing from Bulgaria there are lines up to 15km long (9.5 miles) and...

Road Tourism in Greece Amounts to 30.6% of Total Arrivals

About 9.6 million tourists arrived to Greece by car in 2019, amounting to 30.6 percent of total arrivals, says a study of the Institute of the Hellenic Tourism Enterprises  Association (INSETE) published on Thursday. The study entitled "Road tourism in...

Greece, Serbia, and Bulgaria To Ease Travel, Nix Quarantines June 1

Greece will ease travel restrictions with the nations of Bulgaria and Serbia beginning on June 1, according to remarks made by the Bulgarian Prime Minister on Tuesday. “We have agreed with Greece, as of June 1, to allow travel without...

Bulgaria Reacts to Potential New Migrant Camp in Northern Greek Region of Serres

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Krasimir Karakachanov posted a status on his Facebook profile on Monday afternoon expressing serious reservations about the prospect of a new migrant detention center being established in the Greek region of Serres. ''Accommodation of illegal migrants near...

Bulgaria Floods Evros River to Prevent Migrants Storming Greek Borders

At the request of Greece, Bulgaria opened an Evros River dam located on its territory on Monday in order to cause intentional flooding and make it more difficult for migrants amassed at the Greek-Turkish border to cross the river,...

Turkey's Erdogan Charges Greece With Killing Refugees, Refuses to Meet PM Mitsotakis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that during his meeting with Bulgaria's Premier Boyko Borissov a few days ago he refused to meet with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The Bulgarian Premier had suggested that their meeting should also...

Bulgaria Joins Greece in Toughening Patrols Along Turkish Border

Bulgaria, the EU's other member-state that shares a national border with Turkey, has been toughening its controls along its frontier with the country since Friday morning. Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said on Friday that Sofia is ready to send...

Commemorating Thessaloniki's Liberation from the Turks

It was October 26, 1912 when freedom bells rang in Thessaloniki, as the Greek army liberated the city from Ottoman rule. The city was freed only 20 days after the declaration of the First Balkan War. At the start of...

Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria Urge EU to Help in Growing Migration Crisis

Greece, Cyprus, and Bulgaria, the three EU member states closest to Turkey, are expected demand a response regarding the ongoing migration crisis at the EU summit of ministers of justice and home affairs on Tuesday. Athens, Nicosia, and Sofia decided...