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Tusk’s Migrant Quota Action Causes EU Rift, Reactions

A move by European Council President Donald Tusk to review the mechanism of mandatory quotas for the redistribution of asylum seekers has created a stir in the EU.

Tusk: Brexit Challenge Still Ahead, Next Phase for Talks

Satisfied with the progress made in Brexit talks thus far, European Council President Donald Tusk said the most difficult challenge still lies ahead.

Defence, Energy, Trade Top Trump-Tsipras Talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and US President Donald Trump discussed cooperation in the areas of defence, energy and trade during a meeting in Washington.

US-Turkey Ties in Jeopardy Amid Diplomatic Spat, Tourism on Hold

The United States and Turkey are playing power games as both countries have suspended visa services, amid a volatile period in view of growing terrorism threats.

Greece Moves Up US Agenda, Tsipras to Meet Trump in Washington

Regional security, terrorism and the issue of the Souda base on Crete, will be discussed on October 17 during a meeting of Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and US President Donald Trump.

Juncker Says Greece the Greatest Challenge of his Political Career

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker admitted in Strasbourg on Wednesday that Greece was among the toughest issues on his agenda.

Greek PM in China to Bolster Ties, Foster Business Relationships

As part of efforts to strengthen cooperation with China, Greek PM arrived in Beijing on May 12 to participate in the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

US Airlines Up in Arms Over Emirates NY Flights Via Athens

Three US airlines are calling on new President Donald Trump to stop Emirates' decision to offer a daily year-round flight from Dubai to New York via Athens.

Donald Trump 45th President of the United States

Republican Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States on Wednesday, defeating Hillary Clinton and shocking the world after a cliffhanger presidential race that marked political history.

Greece Irked Over Turkey’s Latest Tactics

Relations between Greece and Turkey are once again on the brink after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan “remembered" on Thursday to bring the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne into question saying that in effect the peace deal signed almost a century ago “gave away” islands to Greece.

Greek Gov’t Migrant Center Plan Irks Islanders, Refugee Kids to get Schooling

Despite repeated pleas by authorities from the Greek islands bearing the brunt of the ongoing migrant influx, the government is making plans to “decongest” facilities, improve existent centers or create new ones without however providing a specific time frame or locations.

SETE Says ‘No’ to Hotspots at Greece’s Tourist Destinations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), representing over 50,000 businesses, is calling on the government to reconsider a plan to construct so-called hotspots, or refugee registration centers, at major tourist locations across the country.

Russia… Meet Greece: Cross-year Events Kick Off

The series of parallel events for the “Cross-year Greece and Russia” festivities are set to take place in Moscow, St Petersburg and other Russian cities, as well as across Greece, and will include exchange of art and archaeology exhibits and conferences as well as cultural and...

Airlines Serving Remote Greek Islands Get 6-month Extension to Contracts

A six-month extension has been given to airline companies serving remote Greek islands whose contracts expire next month, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said this week.

Greece Hoteliers Up in Arms Over Cancellations Due to Refugee Crisis

Hoteliers associations across Greece, including on the islands and at border regions, are ringing alarm bells, calling on the government to take immediate measures as bookings to these destinations have dropped by as much as 90 percent in some cases due to the ever-growing...

Greek Gov’t to Cut Some ‘Remote’ Island Air Routes

The government is considering to abolish some state-subsidized airline routes to remote Greek islands, Infrastructure and Transports Minister Christos Spirtzis said this week.

Greece Insists Hotspots Ready on Feb. 15, Kos Mayor Calls for Vote

Five screening centers on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros, will be ready on February 15, to manage the registration procedure for the ever-growing number of refugees entering Europe through Greece, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told European...

Greece Says Refugee ‘Hotspots’, Relocation Centers to be Set Up Promptly

The Greek government said on Sunday that it would move faster to complete five hotspots on the islands bearing the brunt of incoming refugees and two relocation camps on the mainland, with the defense ministry stepping in to ensure they are set up in two weeks’ time.

EU Threatens to Oust Greece from Schengen Zone

Greece may be kicked out of the Schengen zone which allows passport free travel within the EU after the Commission said on Wednesday that the country was failing to secure its borders.

Tourism, Technology and Energy Top Greece-Israel Relations

Tourism, technology, energy and transport topped the agenda of talks between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who was in Israel on Wednesday, for bilateral talks, with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
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