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Children at Idomeni refugee camp on the Greece-Macedonia border photo Jamie Dettmer VOA
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May 24, 2016, by VOANews

Greek authorities began the evacuation of the informal refugee camp in Idomeni at dawn Tuesday. At least four hundred police officers were sent into the camp, which houses an estimated […]

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Greek MPs pass new spending cuts, tax hikes

May 23, 2016, by VOANews

Greek lawmakers on Sunday approved fresh spending cuts and tax hikes demanded by European creditors in exchange for a new installment of desperately n ...

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EU ministers back emergency system to suspend visa-free travel

May 22, 2016, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

European Union ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed on a mechanism aimed at suspending visa-free travel for foreign nationals abusing the privile ...

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Forecast bright for Greek tourism, despite refugee crisis

May 16, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

Despite the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis, Greece expects to welcome a record 27 million tourists this year. “I think it’s an achievement giv ...

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    Greeks, Albanians held in large-scale drug trafficking bust
    May 14, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Seventeen people, including 11 Greeks and six Albanians, from an organised crime network involved in large-scale drug trafficking have been arrested in an international operation led by Greece. EU police […]

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    Greek MPs approve controversial pension, tax reforms
    May 9, 2016, by VOANews

    Greek lawmakers have approved a controversial package of pension and tax reforms demanded by the country’s European creditors in exchange for nearly $100 billion in bailout cash. The latest reforms […]

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    Strike strands Bulgarian tourists on Greek islands
    May 8, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Crisis staffs have been set up at Bulgaria’s embassy in Athens and the consulate in Thessaloniki because a general strike in Greece has left large numbers of Bulgarian tourists stranded […]