The Strasbourg Court Recognized Italy's Right not to Accept Migrants

The Strasbourg court recognized Italy's right not to accept the "Sea Watch 3" humanitarian ship with rescued migrants. The ship, which has been in the Mediterranean for 14 days, has asked to land on the Italian coast.

The European Court of Human Rights rejected the request of the crew of the ''Sea Watch 3'' ship to land in Italy.

African Cultural Festival | Athens | June 8 & 9

The African embassies and honorary consulates of Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe join forces for the 18th African Cultural Festival at the Galatsi Olympic Arena this weekend.

At Least 70 Migrants Drowned off the Coast of Tunisia

At least 70 migrants drowned yesterday when their ship sank into international waters off the coast of Tunisia, and 16 were rescued, Tunisia press agency AFP reported, quoted by Reuters.

The craft sunk 40 nautical miles from the coast of Spafas, south of the capital Tunisia. Survivors were rescued from fishing boats.

BIRN Fact Check: Is Serbia Among Europe’s Fastest Growing Economies?

Speaking at an event organized by the ruling Serbian Progressive Party in Belgrade on May 4, Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali said that Serbian GDP grew last year by 4.3 per cent.

The minister said this "has put Serbia among the [top] 10 economies of Europe in terms of GDP growth, and means we no longer compete with countries in the region".

Dust continues to affect Athens, western Greece

Saharan dust continued to cover Athens and many parts of the country on Thursday, affecting particularly the western regions, as winds brought sand from Libya.
Meteorologists say the phenomenon will continue on Friday with dust clouding northern Greece and the islands of the north Aegean before northwestern winds start to clear out the atmosphere on Saturday afternoon. 


Greece enveloped in Saharan dust

A ship is barely visible from the Acropolis hill on Wednesday as Athens - and much of the rest of Greece - was blanketed in Saharan dust and sand blown on the wind from Libya. The worst affected areas were in central and western Greece, the Peloponnese and Crete. High dust concentrations are also expected on Thursday and Friday before the weather starts to clear on Saturday.