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EU Justice, Home Affairs ministers slam Turkey, support Greece in show of unity, resolve

The European Commission's action plan for Greece on migration met with «unanimous support» by all ministers at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Brussels on 4 March, Vice President of the European Commission who holds the "Promoting the European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas said in a tweet:

Eurostat: Bulgaria among the Countries with Highest Risk of Poverty or Social Exclusion

In 2018, non-European Union citizens were at a higher risk of poverty or social exclusion than foreign European Union (EU) citizens or national citizens. Across the whole of the EU, 45% of non-EU citizens were assessed to be at risk of poverty or social exclusion compared with 29% of foreign EU citizens and 21% for nationals.

Editorial: Solidarity requires deeds

Undoubtedly the visit of the presidents of the European Council, the European Commission, and the European Parliament (accompanied by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis) to the Greek-Turkish land border at Evros constitutes a strong message of solidarity with Greece.

The top EU officials made declarations of solidarity and support for Greece at a critical moment.

Montenegrins ‘Can’t Face Truth’ About Dubrovnik Siege: Survey

War damage in Dubrovnik in 1991. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Bracodbk.

"Around 75 per cent of citizens have heard about the attacks on Dubrovnik, but half of them refuse to answer [when asked] who was to blame for the attacks," said Milos Vukanovic from the Centre for Civic Education.

Territory, Energy, Politics: Serbia’s Long-Running Border Disputes

Threat of arbitration

Serbia's borders disputes. Illustration: Igor Vujicic/BIRN

In 2004, Serbia and Croatia formed a joint commission to address the dispute, which in turn formed an expert group to compare information from each side and which is due to meet again in mid-March.

Austria backs Greek effort to stem migration from Turkey, Dendias says all EU states must help

The Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs Alexander Schallenberg in a clear show of support for Greece's efforts to stem a large wave of migration into the EU has announced that Austria will offer one million euros to the UNHCR representation in Greece and is prepared to offer more staff to stem the flows either bilaterally or through Frontex, which is about to develo

EU officials visit Greek-Turkish border amid migrant surge

The presidents of the executive European Commission, the European Council (which represents national governments) and the European Parliament - Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel and David Sassoli - have arrived in northern Greece for a planned tour at the country's land border with Turkey.
The EU officials were met at the airport by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Back Migrant Integration: Highest Overcrowding Rate in Bulgaria

In the European Union (EU), 35% of non-EU citizens were living in overcrowded households in 2018, meaning they did not have the number of rooms appropriate to the size of the household. By contrast, this rate was 17% for nationals and 20% for foreign EU citizens (i.e. EU citizens residing in another EU country), Eurostat reported.

Greece Halts Refugee Wave From Turkey at Border

"Do not attempt to enter Greece illegally - you will be turned back," he added in a direct warning to migrants hoping to enter Europe.

Bulgaria is the Country with Highest Mortality Rate

Bulgaria is the country with the highest mortality rate, data of the World Health Organization show. Mortality rate in this country is 15.4 per 1,000 people. Like in the rest of the European countries, the high mortality rate in Bulgaria is due to diseases of the cardiovascular system, non-infectious and cancer diseases.

Ankara grants visa-free travel to eleven countries

Turkey will provide visa-free travel to eleven European countries, according to a presidential decree on March 2.

The visa exemption will be granted to Austria, Belgium, the U.K. and Northern Ireland, Croatia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Malta, Norway, Poland, and Portugal.

How ‘Hotel Tito’ Became Croatian Women’s Refuge from War

"The story, first and foremost, is told by women," declared Croatian dramatist Jelena Kovacic as she outlined the themes of the play 'The Hotel Tito', which opened earlier this month at Zagreb's Gavella Drama Theatre.