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Germany wants asylum seekers sent back to Greece

Germany wants to reinstate EU rules which oblige asylum seekers to be sent back to Greece as the first EU country they reached, its interior minister was quoted as saying Sunday. “I would like the Dublin convention to be applied again… we will take up discussions on this in a meeting with (EU) interior ministers” later in October, Interior Minister ...

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Croatia: No More Invaders Allowed

No more Third World invaders will be allowed to pass through the territory of Croatia, its president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has announced. Speaking during a press conference in New York, President Grabar-Kitarovic said that if a “new migrant wave” reaches Croatia, they would not be allowed to pass through. “Croatia will not let migrants pass through its territory, because the borders ...

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Greece sells country’s largest port to China

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras(1st L) meets with China COSCO Shipping Chairman Xu Lirong(2nd R) during the agreement signing ceremony for the sale of the majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority(PPA) in Athens, Greece on April 8, 2016 [Xinhua] China has described a deal to sell Greece’s biggest port to Chinese shipping group COSCO as a “win-win” for both countries. ...

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Migrant crisis: EU says Libya numbers alarming

The president of the European Council has warned Italy and Malta of large numbers of would-be migrants in Libya. Donald Tusk told MEPs that it would not be possible to apply the same approach used for the Balkans to unstable Libya. Italy’s coastguard says 4,000 people were rescued from the Mediterranean between Libya and Sicily on Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile, ...

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Sweden pledges aid to Greece for refugee care

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven speaking to the EU committee on Friday. Foto: Sören Andersson/TT Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said on Friday that Sweden will send emergency aid to Greece after tens of thousands of asylum seekers have become stranded in the country due to tighter border controls. The prime minister told the Swedish Parliament’s Committee on European Union Affairs that ...

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