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Turkey, Greece seek NATO mission in Aegean - German official | Reuters

Feb 11, 2016

Turkey, Greece seek NATO mission in Aegean - German official | Reuters

BRUSSELS Turkey and Greece have agreed to ask for a NATO mission to monitor refugee flows in the Aegean Sea and combat people smugglers, a senior German government official said late on Wednesday. "Turkey and Greece are both asking NATO to develop an overview of the situation with the national coastguards and Frontex," the German official said, referring to Europe's border protection agency #Greece #Europe #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #article
Number of migrants reaching Europe by sea soars 10-fold - migration agency | Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

Number of migrants reaching Europe by sea soars 10-fold - migration agency | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ten times as many migrants and refugees arrived in Europe by sea in the first six weeks of the year as in the same period of 2015, and the number of deaths also soared, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. The number of arrivals topped 76,000, and the number of deaths shot up to 409 on Mediterranean routes from 69 in the first six weeks of 2015, it said. The IOM also said it expected no fall in the number of arrivals in Europe and predicted that next month Greece would receive its one millionth arrival since the migrant crisis began #Business #Greece #markets #Italy #opinion
Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants - Greek website | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants - Greek website | Reuters

BRUSSELS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened in November to flood Europe with migrants if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the Middle East refugee crisis, a Greek news website said on Monday. Publishing what it said were minutes of a tense meeting last November, the euro2day.gr financial news website revealed deep mutual irritation and distrust in talks between Erdogan and the EU's two top officials, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk. #Business #Syria #Technology #Greece #science #United Kingdom #article
International lenders pore over Greek reforms as strike looms | Reuters

Feb 02, 2016

International lenders pore over Greek reforms as strike looms | Reuters

ATHENS Greece's international lenders began reviewing on Monday its progress in implementing reforms set out in a multi-billion euro bailout deal to assess whether it has done enough to secure debt relief in future. Cash-strapped Greece is facing challenges on various fronts as it struggles to win public approval to overhaul the pension system and cut more costs while its EU peers urge it to tighten controls on the flow of migrants passing through on their way to northern Europe #Middle East #Greece #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment #Colombia #opinion
Italy drops objections to EU migration fund to Turkey | Reuters

Feb 02, 2016

Italy drops objections to EU migration fund to Turkey | Reuters

ROME/BRUSSELS Italy will contribute to a 3 billion euro European Union fund to help Turkey tackle the European migration crisis, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday, dropping objections blocking implementation of the plan. Under a deal from last November, Ankara is to stem the flood of refugees and migrants leaving for Europe in exchange for the aid #Business #Greece #Europe #Africa #Italy #Latin America #opinion
Tragic end: 33 Greece-bound migrants drown off Turkish coast

Jan 30, 2016

Tragic end: 33 Greece-bound migrants drown off Turkish coast

Anadolu Agency says coast guards rescued 75 others from the sea Saturday near the resort of Ayvacik en route to the Greek island of Lesbos. #NewsTracker #Greece #Migrants #International Organization for Migration #Ayvacik #Lesbos #Aegean Sea
Bloody waters: Thirteen migrants, including 8 children, drown off Greece, says coast guard

Jan 28, 2016

Bloody waters: Thirteen migrants, including 8 children, drown off Greece, says coast guard

The bodies of thirteen migrants, including eight children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos on Thursday after their boat capsized. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Greece #Europe #UN #UK #European Commission #Migrants
More than 60 percent refugees coming to Europe are actually economic migrants, claims EU official

Jan 27, 2016

More than 60 percent refugees coming to Europe are actually economic migrants, claims EU official

European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans claimed that new figures prove that “60 percent” of those who seek refugee status are actually not entitled to it as they are not people fleeing war in their home countries. #NewsTracker #Greece #Germany #Slovenia #EU #Denmark #Morocco #European Commission #Tunisia #Hungary #Austria #UNHCR #Frans Timmermans #World War Two #Shareworthy #Refugee crisis #Prime Minister Viktor Orban #Miro Cerar #NOS
More than 1,200 boat migrants rescued off Libya on Tuesday - Italian coast guard | Reuters

Jan 27, 2016

More than 1,200 boat migrants rescued off Libya on Tuesday - Italian coast guard | Reuters

ROME Italy's coast guard said on Tuesday it had coordinated the rescue of 1,271 migrants from rubber and wooden boats in several operations off the coast of Libya. Italy was long at the frontier of sea-borne migration from North Africa, but most of the hundreds of thousands of people arriving in Europe on rickety boats last year took a less risky route to Greece. Vessels from the Italian navy and coast guard and a Slovenian military ship working as part of the European Union naval operation Eunavfor Med conducted the rescues #Greece #markets #Africa #Italy #United Kingdom #author #article