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MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

On 26 June, MEPs from more than 20 EU member states and five European political groups have backed a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families seeking the return of stolen and looted WW2 property. Seventy-one MEPs, representing a wide range of groups from across the political spectrum, issued a joint declaration promising […]

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European Parliament urges EU countries to speed up relocation of #refugees, particularly children

European Parliament urges EU countries to speed up relocation of #refugees, particularly children

EU countries must fulfil their obligations to take in asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy, giving priority to unaccompanied minors, said Parliament on Thursday (18 May). Finland and Malta the only member states on track to reach their targets Commission must consider infringement procedures relocation measures must be extended until the reform of the “Dublin” asylum […]

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MEPs to urge EU countries to speed up transfer of #refugees from Italy and Greece

MEPs to urge EU countries to speed up transfer of #refugees from Italy and Greece

MEPs will urge EU countries on Tuesday morning (16 May) to accelerate the transfer of refugees from Italy and Greece to other member states, as agreed in September 2015. Under two Council decisions adopted in September 2015, member states committed to relocate 160,000 asylum-seekers from these two ‘frontline’ countries by September 2017, but only 18,418 […]

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#Greece: IMF, eurozone say need more time to reach debt relief deal

#Greece: IMF, eurozone say need more time to reach debt relief deal

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The International Monetary Fund and eurozone government lenders need more time to reach an agreement on debt relief for Greece because the euro zone is still not sufficiently clear in its intentions, IMF chief Christine Lagarde (pictured) said on Friday (12 May), writes Jan Strupczewski. Top eurozone officials and Lagarde met on Friday (12 May) […]

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PM Tsipras says #Greece has done its bit, now wants debt relief

PM Tsipras says #Greece has done its bit, now wants debt relief

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on Greece’s international lenders on Thursday (4 May) to reach an agreement on easing its debt burden by May 22, when euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels to discuss the bailout progress, writes Renee Maltezou. Athens and its creditors reached a long-awaited deal this week on a series of bailout […]

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#Greece: ‘It is time to turn the page on this long and difficult austerity chapter for the Greek people’

#Greece: ‘It is time to turn the page on this long and difficult austerity chapter for the Greek people’

An agreement on the Greek Stability Support Programme has been reached, with hope on all sides that debt relief is within reach given the significant efforts made by Greece. Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxations and Customs, said the agreement reached overnight in Athens is a very positive development following months of […]

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Eurogroup chief expects agreement on #GreekBailout by end of May

Eurogroup chief expects agreement on #GreekBailout by end of May

MEPs from across the political spectrum urged Greece’s creditors on Thursday (27 April) to swiftly conclude negotiations over the Greek bailout package, highlighting the pain which Greeks have endured. The calls came during a debate on the second review of the Greek programme kicked off by President of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who said he […]

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