Tag: Greece
Balkans 22.01.20 | 11:09

Katerina Sakellaropoulou elected as the first woman President of Greece

Greece elected its first woman President. Left wing judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou (62) was voted in the Parliament. She was supported by 266 of 300 members of Parliament, by parties from both the left and the right. She was also the first woman appointed to the Greek Supreme Court in 2018, where she...

Balkans 24.12.19 | 16:06

V4: Hungary apprehends 1.000 illegal migrants as Greece struggles with the migrant crisis

Last week more than a thousand people attempted to illegally enter Hungary, and thus the territory of the EU, according to a statement issued by the Hungarian Police Headquarters. It is a record-high number, five times of last year’s figure. The pressure of migration has steadily increased in...

Macedonia 13.12.19 | 09:40

Greece is against decoupling, says Macedonia and Albania should get a date in package

The informal working breakfast of EU and Macedonian and Albanian foreign ministers, held in Brussels on Monday, at the initiative of Greece, according to Greek diplomatic sources, took place in a much better climate than previous informal meetings with European ministers in the framework of Greek efforts...

Balkans 28.11.19 | 13:18

V4: More than a thousand migrants arrive in Greece in just a few days

Seven hundred migrants in twenty-four hours. It might seem like a record, but it is commonplace in Italy and Greece. Migration pressure has been growing continuously in the Southern European region, with 1350 migrants landing on the Greek islands just last weekend, reports the V4 news agency. After Italian...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 15:54

Greece is the third largest investor in Macedonia, aspiring to be the first

The support Macedonia continuously receives from Greece on its Euro-Atlantic integration road and the development of trade exchange and investment between the two countries were the topics of outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s meeting with the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias during his official...

Balkans 21.11.19 | 17:11

Greece urges Turkey to stop using migrants to pressure EU

Greece called on Turkey to fully implement the EU-Turkey statement on curbing migration and stop using refugees and migrants to pressure the European Union and Greece for more concessions, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, Kathimerini reports. “As a democratic country based on the...

Balkans 21.11.19 | 11:12

V4: New Greek government gets tough on immigration

The infamous camp on the Greek island of of Lesbos will be closed and migrants will be moved to new, closed camps to prevent them from coming and going as well as possibly escape, reports the V4 news agency. What’s more, NGO groups failing to comply with the new rules will be banned from operating...

Macedonia 14.11.19 | 22:23

Pendarovski: All road signs in Greece still read “Skopje”

The technical deadlines of the Prespa Agreement will be put on hold until the start of accession negotiations with the European Union, President Stevo Pendarovski said in an interview with TV Telma’s “Top tema” show. Pendarovski: We may get a positive decision to start EU talks before...

Macedonia 12.11.19 | 18:43

Mickoski discussed the lack of reforms and the high levels of crime and corruption during meetings with the ambassadors of China and Greece

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with the Ambassadors from China and Greece today. The opposition party issued a joint press release following the meetings Mickoski had with Greek ambassador Dimitris Yannakakis and Chinese ambassador Zhang Zuo. I underlined that for the Republic of Macedonia,...

Macedonia 26.10.19 | 11:22

Greek diaspora associations grateful to Macron for blocking Macedonia’s EU accession talks

An association of Greek diaspora organizations expressed its gratitude to French President Emmanuel Macron for vetoing the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia. We are proud Greeks with origins from the northern region of Greece, Macedonia – a place that has always been an integral part of...

Balkans 23.10.19 | 10:44

Kathimerini: Skopje not obliged to call itself North Macedonia at home

The Greek daily Kathimerini, in an authorial comment, points out that the blockade on the start of EU accession negotiations with Macedonia threatens the erga omnia aspect of the Prespa Agreement regarding the use of the northern neighbor’s name. The provision included in the Prespes agreement...

Balkans 08.10.19 | 12:44

Greek Government expects 25.000 migrants to arrive at its exposed islands by the end of the year, V4 reports

If predictions by the Greek Immigration Ministry are to be believed, the refugee centers on the Aegean Islands may experience catastrophic conditions as another 25,000 migrants are set to arrive from Turkey by year-end, the V4 news agency reports. While the holding camps set up on the five most affected...

Balkans 02.10.19 | 10:34

Unions bring Greece to a standstill

Greece is blocked with a major strike of its unions that covers public transportation, shipping and the press. Trains, ferries and buses stopped early on Tuesday morning and will not resume operations for 24 hours. Teachers, doctors and nurses are also expected to strike, but only for a few hours. Unions...

Macedonia 23.09.19 | 12:07

Greek Defense Minister says air policing treaty with “Skopje” is necessary to keep Turkey, Bulgaria out

Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos confirmed that the country will go ahead with the treaty to protect Macedonian airspace, despite what he said are the negative effects of the Prespa treaty, which the new conservative Government opposes. Panagiotopoulos defended the proposal by saying that...

Balkans 09.09.19 | 19:35

Influx of new migrants in the Greek islands could soon be felt in Macedonia

While still far from the crisis 2015-2016 levels, the influx of migrants onto the larger Greek islands close to Greece continues. Lesvos saw 455 migrants over the weekend, and other islands saw about as many combined. The first eight days of September had a total of 2.500 new arrivals. The Mitsotakis...

Macedonia 03.08.19 | 22:43

Flight risk? Katica Janeva reportedly photographed at a beach in Greece

Several news outlets published a picture of disgraced Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva at a beach in Greece, taken by an anonymous citizen who claims its from today. Janeva was forced to offer her resignation after her close associate Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 was arrested on racketeering charges...

Balkans 11.07.19 | 11:07

State of emergency declared in Halkidiki after severe weather

A state of emergency was declared in the northern Greek region of Halkidiki Thursday after six people died in deadly storms and gale-force winds that hit the area late Wednesday night, Kathimerini reported. Six foreign nationals from Romania, the Czech Republic and Russia, including two children died...

Balkans 11.07.19 | 10:42

Six foreign nationals killed as severe weather hits Greece

Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees and collapsing roofs, authorities said. Television footage showed strong winds sweeping through a restaurant...

Macedonia 04.07.19 | 23:23

Majden and Markova Noga will be the two new border crossings to Greece

At Thursday’s session, the government reviewed the draft law on ratification of the Treaty with Greece to open a new border crossing between the two countries, which will connect Majden in our country, with Promachoi in Greece. The government’s press service reminds that the treaty was signed...

Balkans 28.05.19 | 14:54

Greek elections may take place on July 7 instead of June 30

Snap elections in Greece may take place on July 7 instead of June 30 as a result of nationwide university entrance exams, which will be running from June 6 to July 2, Kathimerini reported. After the government’s defeat in European Parliament elections last Sunday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

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