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News Greece: Greece’s floating sea barrier to stop refugees

Published on: Monday 17 February 2020
Greece’s floating sea barrier to stop refugees
News source: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/newsfeed/2020/02/greeces-floating-sea-barrier-stop-refugees-200217103659127.html

Greece plans to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to stop migrant and refugee boats reaching its islands. "We are not prisoners, we are human." Greece is planning to install a floating ...

News Greece: Amid protests, Greece suspends migrants detention plan

Published on: Monday 17 February 2020
Amid protests, Greece suspends migrants detention plan
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/amid-protests-greece-suspends-migrants-detention-plan-69027778

Greece's government says it is suspending an emergency plan to build migrant detention camps on islands near the Turkish coast to allow for negotiations with local authorities who strongly oppose the initiative

News Greece: Struggling Greece gets tough on asylum

Published on: Monday 10 February 2020
Struggling Greece gets tough on asylum
News source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/struggling-greece-gets-tough-on-asylum-wq6clms5w

Greece is turning down 95 per cent of asylum claims as it clamps down on migrant arrivals and tries to ease overcrowding in detention camps. The sweeping rejections are part of the conservative ...

News Greece: Greece to Use 'Emergency' Powers to Build Migrant Detention Centers Across Overcrowded Islands

Published on: Monday 10 February 2020
Greece to Use 'Emergency' Powers to Build Migrant Detention Centers Across Overcrowded Islands
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/greece-plans-use-emergency-powers-build-detention-centers-across-islands-lesbos-1486527

The plan comes after the UNHCR called on Greece's government to take action to address overcrowding and poor conditions at refugee camps.

News Greece: Greece sends more riot police to Lesbos after migrant clashes

Published on: Tuesday 04 February 2020
Greece sends more riot police to Lesbos after migrant clashes
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/feb/04/greece-sends-more-riot-police-to-lesbos-after-migrant-clashes

Government calls in further reinforcements after teargas fired during island protests ...

News Greece: Greece Rolls Out Baby Bonus to Slow Population Shrinkage, As It Declares Sea Wall to Curb Immigration

Published on: Tuesday 04 February 2020
Greece Rolls Out Baby Bonus to Slow Population Shrinkage, As It Declares Sea Wall to Curb Immigration
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/greece-rolls-out-baby-bonus-country-tries-deter-immigration-1485662

reward. The bonus program, which came into force this year, seeks to help offset the projected shrinkage of Greece's 10.7 million population, with the country's numbers expected to significantly ...

News Greece: 'It's national preservation': Greece offers baby bonus to boost birthrate

Published on: Monday 03 February 2020
'It's national preservation': Greece offers baby bonus to boost birthrate
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/04/its-national-preservation-greece-offers-baby-bonus-to-boost-birthrate

€180m-a-year scheme launched in response to projections of ageing and shrinking population ...

News Greece: Greece defends anti-migrant floating barrier amid growing criticism

Published on: Friday 31 January 2020
Greece defends anti-migrant floating barrier amid growing criticism
News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/31/greece-defends-anti-migrant-floating-barrier-amid-growing-criticism

Minister says barrier would send message to smugglers that ‘rules of the game have changed’ ...

News Greece: Greece boosts border patrols, plans cameras to stop migrants

Published on: Friday 31 January 2020
Greece boosts border patrols, plans cameras to stop migrants
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/greece-boosts-border-patrols-plans-cameras-stop-migrants-68670400

Greek officials say they are stepping up security on the land border with Turkey through which thousands of migrants clandestinely enter Europe every year, with extra guards backed by a network of powerful surveillance cameras

News Greece: Greece’s Answer to Migrants, a Floating Barrier, Is Called a ‘Disgrace’

Published on: Saturday 01 February 2020
Greece’s Answer to Migrants, a Floating Barrier, Is Called a ‘Disgrace’
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/01/world/europe/greece-migrants-floating-barrier.html

Rights groups have condemned the plan, warning that it would increase the dangers faced by asylum seekers. ATHENS — As Greece struggles to deal with a seemingly endless influx of migrants from ...

News Greece: Greece Seeks To Break Wall Of Silence On Femicide

Published on: Sunday 19 January 2020
Greece Seeks To Break Wall Of Silence On Femicide
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/greece-seeks-break-wall-silence-femicide-2905598

The gang rape and murder of 21-year-old Eleni Topaloudi shocked Greeks so much that the country may now be turning a corner in tackling the scourge of femicide. "They are killing us," read a banner ...

News Greece: Creditors start checkup as Greece seeks lower budget targets

Published on: Monday 20 January 2020
Creditors start checkup as Greece seeks lower budget targets
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/creditors-start-checkup-greece-seeks-lower-budget-targets-68402383

ATHENS, Greece -- Officials from Greece's bailout-creditor institutions are in Athens for an inspection of the country's public finances, as the center-right government is pressing for more lenient ...

News Greece: 12 migrants dead, 21 rescued at sea off western Greece

Published on: Saturday 11 January 2020
12 migrants dead, 21 rescued at sea off western Greece
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/12-migrants-found-dead-21-rescued-sea-off-68213078

ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's coast guard said 12 migrants were found dead in the Ionian Sea and 21 others were rescued after their boat took on water and sank Saturday. A search for more survivors was ...

News Greece: Mitsotakis surfs wave of optimism in Greece

Published on: Monday 13 January 2020
Mitsotakis surfs wave of optimism in Greece
News source: https://www.ft.com/content/4fe8e9d5-f9a5-402c-a84c-39d0e651f904

After years of economic pain, Greece is in an upbeat mood. But can the country’s fresh political leadership overcome deep-seated problems holding back growth? Katie Martin discusses this question with ...

News Greece: Trump continues tough rhetoric on Iran in meeting with Greece's prime minister

Published on: Tuesday 07 January 2020
Trump continues tough rhetoric on Iran in meeting with Greece's prime minister
News source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-welcomes-prime-minister-of-greece-kyriakos-mitsotakis-to-white-house-watch-live-stream-today-2020-01-07/

VP Pence Exclusive Interview Trump Responds To Iran Iran Attacks Military Bases Impeachment Trial Rules RBG Cancer Update Australia Fires Harry & Meghan Step Back News US World Politics Entertainment ...

News Greece: Greece retains negative yield in first debt auction of year

Published on: Tuesday 07 January 2020
Greece retains negative yield in first debt auction of year
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/greece-retains-negative-yield-debt-auction-year-68141928

ATHENS, Greece -- Greece has raised 487.5 million euros ($544.4 million) in a treasury bill sale that saw the country maintain its negative interest rate in the first debt auction of the year as the ...

News Greece: Win a three-night stay for two at the Lindos Grand Resort & Spa in Rhodes, Greece

Published on: Saturday 04 January 2020
Win a three-night stay for two at the Lindos Grand Resort & Spa in Rhodes, Greece
News source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/win-a-three-night-stay-for-two-at-the-lindos-grand-resort-spa-in-rhodes-greece-m9nd5sfbq

With its iconic stone windmills and sun-sequined waters, Rhodes is the sparkling jewel in Greece’s Dodecanese archipelago. And this month, we’ve teamed up with British Airways Holidays and the recently opened Lindos Grand Resort & Spa to give you and a guest the chance to win a three-night stay on t

News Greece: Germany beat Greece to seal Australia's place in the ATP Cup quarters

Published on: Sunday 05 January 2020
Germany beat Greece to seal Australia's place in the ATP Cup quarters
News source: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/germany-beat-greece-to-seal-australia-s-place-in-the-atp-cup-quarters-20200106-p53p30.html

The German victory kept their faint finals hopes alive and ensured Australia, who will meet Greece on Tuesday, topped their pool after back-to-back 3-0 wins against Canada and Germany. Stefanos ...