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European Court of Justice Slams Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic for Refusing Refugees

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the supreme court of the European Union, ruled that three EU member states have breached their obligations under EU law by refusing to take a number of refugees who are stranded in Greece...

Czechia to Stop Using ”Greek” for Yogurt Made in the Country

The Government of Czechia submitted an alteration of its national legislature that allowed Czech companies to produce yogurt that was later dubbed ''Greek''. In 2016, the Czech government enacted a law that violated the European Union's rules against consumer's misdirection. According...

Meet the Greek Tycoon Providing Healthcare in Eastern Europe

I am sitting with a man who made a huge fortune after emigrating from his native Greece to 1980s communist Czechoslovakia -- a story as implausible as it sounds. Sotirios Zavaliannis arrived in eastern Europe with empty pockets and ended...

Czech Man Appears in Lidl Shop with Large Greek Cross

A man dressed in clerical vestments holding a large Greek Orthodox cross in his hands was shopping in the local Lidl supermarket on Monday in protest against the food chain having erased the cross from Orthodox churches on the...

Czech President Proposes Greece to Send Migrants to Uninhabited Islands

Czech President Milos Zeman proposed that refugees and migrants who end up trapped in Greece be sent to uninhabited islands, in exchange for a gradual reduction of the state debt. The Czech Republic leader was on Rhodes on October 4...

Czech Police Aid FYROM in Keeping Migrants from Crossing Greece-FYROM Border

On Monday forty Czech police officers left to help Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) protect its border with Greece, Petr Petik, deputy police president said in a press conference. "They are very well-trained for this service so the work...

Feta Cheese and Greek Yogurt at Risk of Losing their 'Greekness'

It is very likely that in the near future feta cheese commercials around the world will not be accompanied by the sound of bouzouki and beautiful Greek island landscapes. Feta cheese is at risk of losing its Protected Designation...

Europe Beefs Up Border Controls to Stem Migrant Inflow

European states raise fences, close borders and bring military forces to protect their borders from the massive refugee and migrant inflow. On Thursday, about 200 Austrian soldiers and police officers conducted a joint operation on Austria's border with Slovenia in...

Greek PM Tries to Prevent Closing of Border with FYROM

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is making efforts to prevent the closing of the border with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as Eastern European states demand as a measure to stem migrant inflow. Eastern European leaders reportedly are set to...

Czech FM Cools Rhetoric by Inviting Greek Counterpart Kotzias to Prague

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek invited Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias to visit Prague as soon as possible and vowed to return the visit on Wednesday, in an effort to restore relations between the two countries which soured after the...