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Greek Government Extends Low-VAT-Rate Period For Five Aegean Islands

Five Greek islands that have dealt with the brunt of migration inflows will keep their reduced VAT rate, Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas said on Friday, after the parliament plenary passed the ministry's bill containing that provision. Vitsas said that...

'This Summer's Migration Flows Almost Double Than 2017', Greek Minister Says

In an interview with the Greek Radio Station Real FM, Greece's Minister for Migration Policy Dimitris Vitsas said that Migration flows during summer 2018 almost doubled compared to the same period in 2017. ''This has created a big problem in...

More Crossing into Greece over Turkish Land Border: Minister

Greece's Minister of Migration Policy has said ongoing tensions with Turkey "creates problems" on managing migration flows, as the authorities reveal hundreds of people were detained for crossing the Evros River since the weekend. Dimitris Vitsas was speaking on Greek radio...

SYRIZA Tries To Find Its Roots

Greece's major opposition party the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRZA) on July 10 began a five-day conference hoping to unify its diversified base and find common ground against the government of Prime Minister and New Democracy Conservative party...