Tag: Greece
Macedonia 02.06.20 | 18:33

Migrant patrol: 60 Macedonian and international police officers ordered to self-isolate after a Hungarian officer tested positive

Thirty Macedonian police officers and 30 international officers who are deployed on the southern border with Greece were forced into self-isolation after one Hungarian officer tested positive to the coronavirus. The Macedonian police, reinforced with officers from central European countries, protects...

Balkans 29.05.20 | 19:00

Macedonian citizens allowed to visit Greece starting June 15

Macedonia is one of the 29 European countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter Greece starting June 15, MIA reports from Athens. As previously reported, foreign tourists would not be required to undergo coronavirus tests, but the Greek government has reserved the right for random testing. The...

Macedonia 28.05.20 | 18:56

Serbia opens its border for Macedonian citizens, Greece will make the decision by the end of the month

Greece will determine which countries can have their citizens arrive there without any preconditions by the end of the month. It’s expected that, despite the high infection and mortality rate in Macedonia, Greece will allow Macedonian citizens to enter without having to undergo a test, given the...

Macedonia 28.05.20 | 18:41

Greek and American warplanes will fly over Macedonia tomorrow

Greek and American warplanes will conduct a fly-over across Macedonia tomorrow. The planes will perform mid-air refueling and will deliberately fly relatively low and loud, in a move meant to mark the Macedonian entry into NATO. Following the imposed Prespa treaty, Macedonia agreed to allow Greece to...

Macedonia 15.05.20 | 23:37

With the tourism season looming, Macedonia and Greece will discuss how to reopen the border

Macedonian and Greek officials are going to hold a video conference next week to discuss ways to resume normal travel across the border, and measures that would still control for the spread of the coronavirus. Hundreds of thousands of Macedonians visit Greece each summer, and Greece is eager to save...

Balkans 14.05.20 | 18:42

Greece extends entry ban on third-country nationals until June 15

The Greek government has decided Thursday to extend the entry ban on third-country nationals, with the exception of EU/Schengen area citizens, until June 15, MIA reports from Athens. The restriction of all connections with Albania, Macedonia, Italy, Spain, issued by the Greek Ministries of Civil Protection,...

Macedonia 13.05.20 | 10:08

Greek hackers claim they broke into the Macedonian Finance and Economy ministries

A group presenting itself as Greek hackers has published email accounts and passwords of employees of the Macedonian Finance and Economy ministries. The group, calling itself the “Powerful Greek Army” claims that it also hacked the political studies Institute at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius...

Macedonia 07.05.20 | 10:39

For Macedonia, Bulgaria is the new Greece

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov gave the clearest indication yet that his country will veto Macedonia’s EU accession path unless his 2017 treaty with Zoran Zaev is respected in full. Borisov made his heated remarks on Wednesday evening, following the online EU – Balkans summit organized...

Balkans 05.05.20 | 10:01

Greece will require tourists to get tested before coming to the country

Worried for the important tourism season, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced that the country will open its borders on July 1, but with strict safety protocols in place. Greece will allow tourists to come in but on the condition they pass an anti-body test to make sure they’re...

Macedonia 30.04.20 | 16:03

Greek media gleefully report on Denko Maleski’s positions

After a number of Bulgarian media outlets, now Greek media are also now happily reporting the statements from Denko Maleski, as he claimed that the Macedonian history is fabricated and that Macedonians originate from Bulgarians. Skopjiani media meltdown as ex-FM says “we are actually Bulgarian,...

Balkans 22.04.20 | 14:20

Greece considers ”health passport” for summer 2020 visitors

Greece’s Minister of Tourism Harry Theocharis said that Greek authorities are mulling the introduction of a ”Health Passport” which will serve as proof that an individual is not suffering from the COVID-19 coronavirus, Greek Reporter reports. The Minister said that Greece will only have a three-month...

Macedonia 16.04.20 | 11:55

Greece will keep its borders closed for at least another month

The Greek Government ordered its borders closed for all foreign citizens until May 15. The ban applies to Macedonian citizens as well. The borders were closed am month ago, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Macedonia 15.03.20 | 13:36

Greece closes its border with Macedonia and Albania

A day after Macedonia closed its border crossings with Greece, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced they are closing the border with Macedonia and Albania. Mitsotakis informed that the border will remain open only for cargo and for Greek citizens and residents who want to return to Greece....

Balkans 12.03.20 | 09:33

Greece’s first coronavirus death confirmed

The 66-year-old retired professor who was hospitalised with coronavirus at the University Hospital of Patras in Rio, has passed away, Greek City Times reported. The patient developed symptoms of pneumonia as soon as he returned from a trip to the Holy Land. Several of his fellow travellers were also...

Macedonia 09.03.20 | 11:40

Macedonia deports 180 illegal migrants back to Greece

Macedonian police has deported 180 illegal migrants who were intercepted over the weekend back to Greece. Reports of groups numbering from a dozen up to a 100 people being stopped on the Macedonian stretch of the Balkan Route come daily. The traffickers are being prosecuted, while the migrants are temporarily...

Balkans 08.03.20 | 21:43

Erdogan: Greece should allow migrants through to other EU countries

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Greece should let migrants travel on to other European countries, as tensions continue to rise at their shared border. “Hey Greece, these people aren’t coming to you to stay, they are coming to you and going into other European countries,” said Erdogan...

Balkans 02.03.20 | 12:31

First casualties reported in the border crisis between Greece and Turkey

First casualties are reported on the border between Greece and Turkey, where tens of thousands of migrants are attempting to cross over after the Turkish forces gave up on holding them back. One child has reportedly drowned on the island of Lesvos, where Greek villagers have organized to push back the...

Macedonia 01.03.20 | 21:05

Interior Ministry says the situation on the border with Greece is calm, with a “standard” number of illegal entry attempts

Macedonian Interior Ministry reports that the situation at the southern border with Greece remains unchanged, with no increased pressure due to the migrant crisis in Greece. Spokesman Toni Angelovski said that the numbers of illegal entries are “standard” and that citizens have no reason...

Balkans 29.02.20 | 19:00

Turkey accuses Greece of violating the human rights of the migrants who seek entry

Turkey accused Greece of violating human rights after Greek border guards used tear gas to disperse migrants attempting to cross the Evros/Marica river. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey has no obligation to stop the migrants any more, but that Greece must treat the coming asylum...

Balkans 28.02.20 | 15:49

Greece shuts down border crossing to Turkey to stop migrants

Greece on Friday closed the Kastanies/Pazarkule border crossing with Turkey amid reports that Turkey is set to open the gates to Europe for refugees and migrants on its soil. Hundreds of migrants gathered in the border area along the Evros River anticipating Turkey‘s move, state broadcaster ERT...

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