Tag: Greece

European Commission invests in modern and fast internet access in #Greece

European Commission invests in modern and fast internet access in #Greece

| February 3, 2020

The European Commission has approved an ultrafast broadband project in Greece worth €223 million of EU funds, with over €196m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and €27m from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). This investment will provide modern and fast internet access to users throughout the whole country, benefitting almost […]

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#NATO and EU must toughen up on #Balkan drug gangs

#NATO and EU must toughen up on #Balkan drug gangs

| January 29, 2020

Earlier this month, the Greek capital was rocked when two men were murdered in cold blood at a popular Athens restaurant in front of their wives and children. The victims, Stevan Stamatović and Igor Dedović, were believed to be members of the infamous Montenegrin drug-smuggling Skaljari clan, with the hit allegedly ordered by their rivals, […]

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#EuropeanRightsWatchdog – #Greece needs to do more to counter bribery

#EuropeanRightsWatchdog – #Greece needs to do more to counter bribery

| December 19, 2019

Greece has toughened laws against bribery offences but more work is needed to restore the ability of its criminal justice system to counter corruption, Europe’s main rights watchdog said on Tuesday (17 December), writes George Georgiopoulos. In June, Greece downgraded bribery of public officials from a felony to a misdemeanour, softening sanctions for such crimes. […]

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EU ministers criticize recent memorandum between #Libya and #Turkey on the #EasternMediterranean

EU ministers criticize recent memorandum between #Libya and #Turkey on the #EasternMediterranean

| December 9, 2019

Arriving at today’s (9 December) EU Foreign Affairs Council, Josep Borrell Fontelles, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission was asked about the recent memorandum between Turkey and Libya that would give access to a contested zone across the Mediterranean Sea. The memorandum of understanding on maritime […]

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People seeking protection in #Greece denied a fair asylum process – Oxfam and Greek Council for #Refugees report

People seeking protection in #Greece denied a fair asylum process – Oxfam and Greek Council for #Refugees report

| December 6, 2019

People who seek protection in Greece are regularly denied access to a fair and efficient asylum process, Oxfam and the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) revealed in a new report. The report ‘No-rights zone’ highlights the severe and chronic lack of lawyers and access to crucial information in the overcrowded EU ‘hotspot’ camps on the Greek islands. This […]

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Parliament approves €4.5 million in EU aid to #Greece after #Cyclone damage

Parliament approves €4.5 million in EU aid to #Greece after #Cyclone damage

| November 28, 2019

On Wednesday (27 November), MEPs said ‘Yes’ to EU Solidarity Fund aid worth €4.5 million to help reconstruction in western Crete, severely hit by exceptional weather in February. Between 23 and 26 February 2019, exceptionally heavy rain and storms hit Crete, in particular the western part of the island. The resulting floods and landslides caused […]

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Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

| October 16, 2019

Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union member states accredited in Kazakhstan as part of the Dialogue platform on the further development of investment co-operation. The parties discussed the results of the work done during three months after the first meeting on pressing issues of […]

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