Posts tagged as Greece

Lithuania among EU states pledging to relocate more minors from Greece

Friday, July 10, 2020

The European Commission says member states, including Lithuania, have pledged up to 2,000 places to host child and teenage asylum seekers from Greece. The figure represents an increase from the original 1,600 announced earlier this year as part of a scheme to help the Mediterranean country, which is one of the major refugee and asylum seeker entry points into the European Union. “More than 120 children have already been relocated,”…

Lithuania allows flights to 6 countries, including Italy

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Lithuanian government gave the nod to resuming direct regular flights to six more countries: Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Spain and Ireland. The foreign minister said Wizz Air, Ryanair and Air Baltic had asked for permission to relaunch more flights to and from Lithuania. “Cyprus will reopen to unrestricted travel by Lithuanian citizens from June 20. Wizz Air would fly to Larnaca from Vilnius and Ryanair would fly to Paphos…

The migrant crisis continues to put a strain

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency is sending reinforcements to the frontier between Greece and Turkey as the migrant crisis continues to put a strain on Greek authorities. Thousands of migrants have tried to gain entry to Europe following Turkey’s decision to open its border to neighbouring EU countries. As the stalemate continues, it’s an anxious, and increasingly tense wait for those caught in the crisis, as authorities use…

Estonia loses to Greece in Fed Cup day one in Tallinn

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Estonian tennis team lost 2:1 to Greece on the opening day of the Fed Cup tournament in Tallinn. The score was 1:1 in singles matches, leaving the doubles game as the decider, ERR’s sports portal reports. Elena Malõgina lost to missed Valentini Grammatikopoulou, in a closely fought game which lasted well over two hours at the Tallink Tennis Center in Lasnamäe, 4:6, 6:4, 6:7 (8). The second matchup saw…

Greece calls on EU states to take in more asylum seekers

Monday, December 16, 2019

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called on EU states to take in migrants and asylum seekers from the Greek islands, which are currently overcrowded. “We need to develop a European asylum and migration pact, like what the [European] Commission promised, we need more burden sharing,” he said in an interview with the German Bild am Sonntag newspaper, adding that some asylum applications should be processed in other countries.

Estonian President Kaljulaid is attending the meeting of the Arraiolos Group in Greece

Friday, October 11, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a one-day working visit to Athens today to discuss security, economic and migration issues with the heads of state belonging to the Arraiolos Group. In addition, the Estonian Head of State will have a bilateral meeting with Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland, to talk about the climate crisis, multilateralism and Brexit. The Arraiolos Group is known as a series of informal meetings that began…

1 missing, 6 dead in storm in northern Greece

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A search and rescue operation was underway in northern Greece Thursday for a fisherman missing after a powerful storm left six people dead, including two children, and injured about 140. The violent storm in the northern Halkidiki peninsula on Wednesday night ripped up trees and power pylons, tossed vehicles and left swathes of debris across the coast. The 62-year-old fisherman took his fishing boat out in the afternoon and had…

Greece investigates display of Nazi symbols at Estonia game

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Greek prosecutor is investigating the display of a Nazi symbol by home fans during a Greece’s match against Estonia in Athens in the UEFA Nations League, the Associated Press reported. The investigation by a prosecutor for racist violence was ordered Tuesday following a complaint by Greece’s Sports Minister Giorgos Vassiliadis. Photos from Sunday’s match at the Athens Olympic Stadium showed a small group of black-clad Greek fans displaying a…

US considers more troops and drills in Greece

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The United States may increase drills and rotate more troops through bases in Greece, which offer logistic support for U.S. forces within range of hot spots in northern Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, America’s top military leader said. Greek officials have raised the possibility of expanding U.S. access to those bases, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters in Athens on Tuesday. “(They) made a…

EU mobilizes support following devastating fires in Greece, Sweden and Latvia

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre is working 24/7 and is in constant contact with the authorities of Greece, Sweden and Latvia which have all requested EU support following the unprecedented forest fires which are raging across Europe, the European Commission reported on Tuesday. Following the devastating fires in Greece that took at least 60 lives, according to the latest news, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker spoke to…