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UN Monitors Detention Conditions in Greece

Independent experts selected by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to examine the allegations concerning arbitrary deprivation of liberty, visited various detention places including prisons, police stations and immigration detention facilities, from January 21 to 31, 2013. The project...

UN Envoy, Samaras Talk FYROM Talk

The United Nations envoy on the FYROM name issue Matthew Nimetz, who has been stymied for nearly 14 years to get Greece and its northern neighbor to agree on a name to replace the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,...

Hungary Switches From FYROM to Macedonia

Greece has lost another ally in its name game battle with its northern neighbor designated as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) when Hungary decided to recognize the Republic of Macedonia under its constitutional name instead of FYROM,...

UN Says Greece's Migrants In Abysmal Centers

Migrants in Greece face shocking conditions in detention centers and deepening hostility on the streets as the country goes through its worst economic crisis since World War Two, a top U.N. official said on Dec. 3. Many of the 130,000...

Security Council Extends UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus Until Early 2013

The United Nations Security Council today extended the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 January 2013, and reiterated its call for the leadership of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities to accelerate the pace...

Turkey Offers to Open Ports, Airports to Cyprus – if EU Reciprocates

Only a few days after Turkish President Abdullah Gul called the Greek part of Cyprus “half a country” and said his country will not recognize the upcoming Cypriot rotating European Union Presidency nor deal with it, Turkey has reportedly...

Cyprus: Leaders meet Friday ahead of New York meeting

President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu meet Friday in the context of the ongoing UN-led peace talks, for a solution to the Cyprus problem. This is the last meeting between the two community leaders before next week’s...