Tag Archives: Greece

The Latest: Greece Orders Financial Probe of Refugee NGO

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s response to the large numbers of migrants and refugees trying to reach the continent (all times local): Greek judicial authorities have ordered an investigation into allegations that staff at a European Union-funded NGO sexually exploited refugees and misused money intended for their welfare. Immigration Minister Ioannis Mouzalas on Monday handed… Read More »

Greece, Italy tensions hit euro, Asian stocks, lift yen, gold

Concerns about a Greek bailout, early Italian elections and comments by the European Central Bank chief about the need for continued stimulus all kept the euro under pressure on Tuesday. The European geopolitical fears sapped risk appetite, weighing on Asian stocks and lifting safe havens including the yen and gold, though trading was thin with several markets closed… Read More »

Greece on track with programme but IMF too pessimistic – EU’s Dombrovskis

Greece is on track with the economic adjustment needed to secure the next tranche of its bailout but the International Monetary Fund is failing raise its overly pessimistic forecasts, the vice president of the European Commission said on Monday. “The programme itself is on track,” Valdis Dombrovskis said at an event in Frankfurt. “If we do a final… Read More »

Greece sends first migrants back to Turkey under new EU deal

The first migrants to be deported from Greece as part of a controversial new EU plan to tackle the migration crisishave landed on Turkish soil. Three boats carrying 202 people departed in the early hours of the morning from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios. Migrants on board the first ferry were escorted ashore by Turkish police… Read More »

Greece Vows to Clear Idomeni Migrant Camp Without Tear Gas

Officials worked to clear an overcrowded makeshift refugee camp on Friday as European leaders met to discuss the border crisis that has left 14,000 migrants stranded there in desperate conditions. Nikos Toskas, Greece’s deputy minister for public order, said the 14,000 people camped out at the border near the village of Idomeni were being persuaded to move to… Read More »