Europe breaking own rules to deter asylum seekers (Al Jazeera)

Athens, Greece – A recent decision by the European Ombudsman that found “serious errors” with an Algerian man’s asylum denial has highlighted broader issues in Europe’s asylum practices.

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Greece launches hydrocarbon production as part of green agenda (Al Jazeera)

Igoumenitsa Greece – For the past two years, the residents of Greece’s northwest province of Epirus have been tripping up on short wooden stakes planted about a foot high in the ground. They stand in rows that continue interminably through villages, over meadows and mountains, blue ribbons fluttering from their tops.

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Refugees in Greece: Record number in overcrowded camps (Al Jazeera)

The number of refugees and migrants the Greek government is housing in camps on islands in the Aegean Sea has reached a record 31,000.

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Greece presents ‘radical’ pro-business budget (Politico)

ATHENS — Greece’s new conservative government put forward its first budget Monday, with ambitious growth targets and a distinctly pro-business line.

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US, Greece hail strategic relationship after signing defence deal (Al Jazeera)

Athens, Greece – The United States and Greece have signed a revised mutual defence cooperation agreement that analysts say will elevate Athens’ strategic value and lead to US investments in Greek military facilities.

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EU calls on Turkey to speed up readmission of irregular migrants (Al Jazeera)

Athens, Greece – Greece, Germany and the European Commission have called on Turkey to fully implement its migration agreement with the European Union by speeding up the return of asylum seekers that crossed onto the bloc’s territory from Turkish soil.

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Greece energy summit: Turkey, Cyprus lay claim to natural gas (Al Jazeera)

An energy summit in Athens has highlighted ongoing tensions between Cyprus and Turkey as the former makes plans to explore the vast reserves of oil and gas in an area it has demarcated as its Exclusive Economic Zone.

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Greece oil drilling could offset debt, threaten oceans (Al Jazeera)

Greece has traditionally been an energy-poor country. But that is set to change when exploratory oil drilling starts next year in the Gulf of Patras

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Refugee eviction causes fury in Greece (Al Jazeera)

Athens, Greece – The police eviction of 143 undocumented refugees and migrants from a disused school building in central Athens has provided the first negative feedback to the three-month-old conservative Greek government’s toughening refugee policy.

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Les législatives sonnent la fin de la parenthèse Tsipras (La Tribune de Genève)

Grèce Les conservateurs grecs reviennent au pouvoir avec la majorité absolue. Syriza, le parti gouvernemental d’Alexis Tsipras, subit une défaite cinglante.

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