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Greek PM Tsipras: Pressure on Turkey to Accelerate Readmission Procedures

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in his address, on Sunday, to SYRIZA's Central Committee that respect to EU agreements on the migrant and refugee issue and pressure on Turkey to implement and accelerate readmission procedures will be his...

Germany will Seek Common European Solutions to Refugee Crisis on Monday

Germany is committed to finding a common European solution to the refugee crisis and cooperating with Turkey to limit the flow of refugees and migrants to the EU, government deputy spokesperson Christiane Wirtz said on Friday, commenting on the...

Davutoğlu Seeks to Ease Alexis Tsipras’ Concerns Over Migration Problem to Greece

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu sought to ease the concerns of his counterpart in Greece, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, over the outcome of the upcoming EU-Turkey summit in a telephone conversation the two leaders had the other day. Mr. Davutoğlu...

EU Summit Reveals a Divided Continent

The European Union Council meeting currently under way takes place against a background of rising tension among EU member states. The 28 EU leaders that have gathered in Brussels for the two-day summit are divided over a number of issues,...

Chancellor Merkel Sets Tone for EU Summit on Migration Crisis By Opposing Sealing Off Borders

Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that the pursuit of a common strategy for the management of EU’s external borders and the protection of the Schengen agreement will be the focus of the EU summit, which begins tomorrow in Brussels. Speaking...

Greek Minister: 'We are not Going to Turn Greece into a Refugee Concentration Camp'

Greece 's response to the refugee crisis will partly depend on Europe making progress with plans for the relocation of refugees, Alternate Minister for Migration Yiannis Mouzalas said in an interview with the newspaper "Avghi" on Sunday. "We are not...

Twitter Says #ThisIsACoup As EU Strangles Tsipras and Greece

In the most crucial meeting for the Eurozone, EU leaders are pushing even further for more austerity in Greece.  Twitter users are reacting heavily to Greece's creditors demands that many call unreasonable and undemocratic. The past hour the hashtag #ThisIsACoup (#2 hashtag...

German Chancellor: 'Greek Politicians Need to Demonstrate Political Will'

"Germany's efforts aim at keeping Greece in the Eurozone, so that the people in Greece have the prospect of a better future," as in Ireland, Cyprus and other countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Parliament ahead of the...

Greek PM Tsipras to Meet with German Chancellor Merkel on Thursday

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of a European Union summit to be held in Brussels on Thursday, only a day ahead of the crucial meeting of Eurozone Finance...

Greek Defense Minister: Govt Held an 'Honorable Stance' at EU Summit

Greek National Defense Minister Panos Kammenos expressed his satisfaction on Saturday with the result of the EU summit meeting, saying Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held an "honorable and just stance." "The Prime Minister, the government and the Greek people proved...