Battle lines drawn as Macedonia fences off migrants

The battle lines are being drawn for 2016’s contest between migrants seeking to reach Europe and those who would stop them.

Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister and Europe’s leading hawk on immigration issues, this week proposed that a new … Read the rest

Turkish fighter jets violate Greek airspace 20 times in one day

A formation of Turkish fighter jets violated Greek airspace a total of 20 times in July before being chased off by Greek aircraft, Kathimerini English reports.

Airspace violations have actually become so routine that Turkey now lists all incidents under … Read the rest

Third Paris suicide bomber a ‘refugee’ that arrived in Greece

The third suicide bomber who blew himself up outside of Paris’ Stade de France stadium last week has been identified by BBC as a man who arrived at the Greek island of Leros together with another attacker called Ahmad al … Read the rest

Hungary closes main migrant crossing as EU struggles with deal

Hungary closed the main migrant crossing with Serbia and more states imposed border checks Monday as the failure of EU ministers to agree how to share the burden of a flood of refugees deepened the crisis.

With Europe’s 20-year-old Schengen … Read the rest

Greece asks for 3-year facility from EU, agrees to ‘quick reforms’

Greece has officially asked for a three-year loan facility from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and agreed to quick reforms, promising to present a new plan on July 9 at the latest.

“The loan will be used to meet Greece’s … Read the rest

Grexit? Eurogroup says ‘Greece has closed the door’ with its referendum idea

AFP reports that Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Saturday said Greece’s decision to hold a referendum over the future of its bailout programme was a “sad” decision that shut the door to further talks.

“The Greek government has apparently rejected … Read the rest

Greece: Faint hopes for a last-minute deal over the weekend

BRUSSELS  — The latest developments involving Greece and its bailout negotiations:


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The eurozone’s top official, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, says new proposals from Greece came in too late for a proper assessment during the European … Read the rest