Budget airline tickets fuel illegal immigration into Europe, warns EU border chief

immigration_europe_illegalIllegal immigration into Europe is being fuelled by airlines that sell budget tickets from North Africa for as little as £120, a senior European border control official has warned.

Migrants buy low-cost, one-way tickets from Morocco and Algeria to Turkey Read the rest

Israelis tried to send arms to Iran via Greece

Israeli arms dealers tried to send spare parts for F-4 Phantom aircraft via Greece to Iran in violation of an arms embargo, according to a secret probe by the US government agency Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) carried out in cooperation … Read the rest

Swiss turn down Greece’s retroactive tax plan

Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf turned down the proposal of her Greek counterpart Yiannis Stournaras to impose taxes on Greeks’ bank accounts and transfer the money to Athens. 

Currently in the Greek capital, Widmer-Schlumpf told Stournaras that Switzerland does … Read the rest

Defeated by the Taliban, Washington decides to take on Russia,China

pcrby Paul Craig Roberts

The several days of organized protests in Ukraine are notable for the relative lack of police violence. Unlike in the US, Canada, Thailand, Greece, and Spain, peaceful protesters have not been beaten, tear gassed, water cannoned, … Read the rest

Controversies around Greece’s Golden Dawn party: a timeline

Golden Dawn, the aggressive Greek right-wing party making headlines in the crisis-hit country after the murder of an anti-fascist musician, has gone from provocation to provocation in its short career in Greece’s parliament.

The party’s 18 lawmakers have been accused … Read the rest

Greek government arrests Golden Dawn leader and MPs

by Hélène COLLIOPOULOU

Greek police on Saturday swooped on the Golden Dawn party, arresting its leadership and hunting for dozens of members across the country in a crackdown sparked by the murder of a leftist musician.

The arrests came a … Read the rest

Thousands protest against right-wing party in Athens

Thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens to protest against far-right extremism on Thursday, a day after police and demonstrators clashed in cities across the country following the murder of an anti-fascist singer.

Around 4,000 people marched in … Read the rest

ADL urges Greece to reconsider appointment of minister

Greece’s Health Minister nationalist Adonis Georgiadis has a history of remarks about Jews and has promoted anti-Semitic book.

The Anti-Defamation League expressed concern on Friday over the appointment of Adonis Georgiadis as Greece’s Health Minister, due to a history of … Read the rest

Greece hires Goldman Sachs, Rothschild to ‘help economy’

MarkCarneybriefingWho better to help Greece escape financial turmoil than Wall Street mafia head Goldman Sachs and the international banking elite family known as the Rothschilds?

According to an official statement as reported by Reuters, Greece’s bank rescue fund has turned … Read the rest

Greek political parties try to solve crisis around state TV closure

Greece’s governing coalition parties are to meet for a second time in three days to try and end a political crisis triggered by the closure of state broadcaster ERT.

Conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will hold talks later Wednesday with … Read the rest

Greek leaders agree to austerity measures

(Reuters) – Greek leaders clinched a long-stalled deal on reforms and austerity measures needed to secure a bailout and avoid a messy default, government sources said, hours before the country’s financial backers were to meet in Brussels on Thursday.

Athens’ … Read the rest