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Acropolis Museum Extends Cultural Program for Migrants, Refugees Until October 7

The Acropolis Museum has extended its ‘A museum open to all’ cultural program for migrants and refugees until October 7.

Acropolis Museum to Hold Cultural Program for Migrants, Refugees

On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, the Acropolis Museum in Athens will hold a special program in an aim to reach out to people with a different cultural background and experiences.

Greek PM – EU Commission Chief Discuss Fair Migration Management

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed on the need for joint efforts to address the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.

Airlines to Provide Greek Police with Passenger Data as Greece Harmonizes with EU Rules

Airlines will be required to provide the Greek Police with data on passengers traveling into or out of Greece, as the country harmonizes with the EU’s PNR Directive.

Erdogan’s Tactics Throw Off EU Visa Waiver Talks

Turkey’s negotiating card - stemming the growing refugee influx from its shores into Greece and the EU in return for visa-free travel within the Schengen Area - seems to be losing ground as EU officials appeared divided on Tuesday, saying Turkey still had a long way to go.

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.

Turkey: No Visa Waiver, No Refugee Deal, Greece Suffers as EU Looks On

Visa-free travel within the Schengen Area - a dream-come-true for most Turks - is now being used by Turkey as a negotiating card with the European Union, saying it will not contribute to solving the refugee problem currently plaguing the Mediterranean if the demand is not met.

Commission Supports Visa-free Travel for Turkey by June

Turkish nationals may finally see their dream come true and be able to travel throughout Europe visa-free by June this year after the European Commission proposed lifting the visa requirements for Turkey's citizens.

Visa-Free Travel for Turkey Still Depends on Met Criteria

Despite putting forth a demand in March that its nationals be allowed Schengen zone visa-free travel by June if it agreed to take back refugees from Greece, Turkey must still meet all 72 criteria for EU accession, the deputy head of the European Commission said in Brussels recently.

Visa-Free Travel: Turkey’s Negotiating Card

Visa-free travel within the Schengen Area - a dream-come-true for most Turks - is the latest ace up Turkey’s sleeve as its government has said it will in return contribute to solving the refugee problem currently plaguing the Mediterranean.

Attica Group Offers Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees in Piraeus, Samos

Attica Group, the parent company of Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries, has delivered quantities of fresh milk, juice and cereal to the refugees that have found temporary shelter at the passenger stations of the port of Piraeus and distributed light meals to the refugees on Samos.

ITB Berlin Brings Refugee Issue into the Spotlight

One of the international travel industry’s major events, the ITB Berlin 2016, to take place in Germany on March 9-13, will cast the spotlight on one of the most controversial issues impacting the industry right now: the refugee crisis.

Refugee Crisis Management to Put Greece in Eye of EU Storm

Greece is expected to come under significant pressure over its response to the refugee crisis during the upcoming EU leaders’ summit on Thursday.

Fear of Terror Prompts EU to Agree on Sharing PNR Data

The European Council and EU governments agreed last week to a provisional proposal for a directive that will once in effect oblige airlines to hand over their passengers’ data to EU countries upon arrival or departure in order to help authorities fight terrorism and serious...