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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...

Low VAT Rates for Five Aegean Islands Extended Six Months

People who live on the five Greek islands which have been the most heavily burdened in dealing with the influx of migration for the past three years will keep their special, reduced VAT rate. The Greek government published a legislative...

Tsipras: 'We Need a New Social Contract in Europe'

The European Union needs to return to its founding principles, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday while addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) plenum in Strasbourg, following a series of meetings with Council...

EU Leaders Agree on Migrant Deal With Turkey

The European Union and Turkey have formally reached an accord to curb the unprecedented influx of migrants into Europe. Speaking to reporters after talks in Brussels on Friday, European Council President Donald Tusk and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called...

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nuland Expresses U.S. Solidarity in Migration Crisis

In statements to the press on Friday, the second day of her visit to Greece, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland repeatedly stressed that her visit sought to demonstrate US solidarity in the face of...

Greek Minister Mouzalas: 'It Is High Time for Europe to Show Solidarity on Refugee Crisis'

Greece is making efforts to meet its responsibilities toward refugees but now it is high time for Europe to show its solidarity, Greece's caretaker Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Ioannis Mouzalas said here on Monday, in a doorstep statement...

Mayors of Cities Hosting Refugees to EU: "Help Us to Help Them"

Four European mayors, Anne Hidalgo from Paris, Ada Colau from Barcelona, Giusi Nicolini from Lampedusa and Spyros Galinos from Mytilene, urged European leaders on Sunday not to turn their backs on refugees, stating that their cities are ready to accommodate them. "European cities are...

EU's Timmermans, Avramopoulos in Athens on Thursday to Discuss Refugee Process Center in Piraeus

The Vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos will be in Greece for a two-day visit on Thursday to discuss the creation of a refugee ‘hot-spot’ in Piraeus that...