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Greek positions on refugee crisis at Vienna mini-summit

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be among the Balkan and European Union leaders that gather in the Austrian capital on Saturday for a mini-summit on the issue of migration along the “Balkan corridor.”
Greece has a clear agenda that was presented during the United Nations meetings on migration in New York and would open on a European level on Saturday.

Presidential Summit Begins in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

A meeting of ten presidents of parliamentary republics across the EU is to start in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second-largest city, on Wednesday.

The migrant crisis is again expected to top the agenda alongside the challenges Europe is facing after Britain's decision to leave the EU.

Slovenian PM: Greece could be kicked out of Schengen

Slovenian PM Miro Cerar accused Greece of failing miserably at protecting the external borders of the EU in an interview to German newspaper Die Welt. ‘The Greeks are not sufficiently guarding the EU Schengen borders, but are receiving financial aid for policing without using this help’, he said.

Slovenian PM: Greece needs to do more to secure Schengen border

Greece needs to do more to secure the Schengen external border, Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar has said adding that failure to do so could mean exit from Europe's 26-nation zone of passport-free travel.

First refugees as part of EU's scheme arrive in Slovenia

The 28 refugees who arrived today are from Syria and Iraq and have come to Slovenia from Greece.

They are asylum seekers who have requested for international protection already in Greece, which is why they are expected to be processed relatively quickly in Slovenia.

EU Proposes to Extend Border Controls inside Schengen Area

The European Commission has proposed to extend for up to six months temporary controls at internal Schengen borders in five Member States which attract the majority of refugees and migrants streaming into Europe.

High class prostitution ring busted! Well known manager involved

Greek police have smashed a high class prostitution ring operating in Greece and abroad after an ongoing investigation. Authorities arrested 17 members of the network on April 23, six of whom were Greek nationals and the other 11 foreigners. One of the 17 arrested was a 50-year old Greek who is reportedly the illicit organisation.

Bulgaria Granted Protection to 5 320 Syrians in 2015

The vast share of asylum seekers granted protection last year in Bulgaria were Syrians, a Eurostat report shows.

In 2015, Bulgaria granted status to 5 320 people from Syria, who make up 95% of all affirmative status decisions in the country.

Nationals of Iraq come second (160 decisions) and stateless people (95).

Unsustainable agreement between Turkey and the EU

The negotiations between Turkey and the European Union regarding the future of refugees flocking to Europe via Turkey was finalized on March 18, with a reconfirmation of the Joint Action Plan agreed to earlier on Nov.

Bulgaria to Send Aid to Migrants at Macedonia's Tabanovce

Bulgaria will deliver humanitarian assistance to refugees and migrants at Tabanovce transit center near Kumanovo in neighbouring  Macedonia on Thursday, the government in Sofia has said.

The aid consisting of mineral water and food supplies has been provided by the Bulgarian Red Cross and Bulgarian companies, the government press office said in a statement.

Bulgaria, Macedonia to Hold Joint Border Policing Operations amid Migration Crisis

Balkan neighbours Bulgaria and Macedonia have agreed to conduct joint air and land operations for border control and protection in the context of the migration crisis in the coming days, the government in Sofia announced on Thursday.

The agreement was reached in a telephone conversation between Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov.

Stranded Refugees Find Alternative Way into Macedonia

Tensions rose on Monday as refugees and migrants who had been stranded for weeks at a camp inside Greece walked along the borderline and managed to cross over into the southern Macedonian village of Moin, where police and troops had been deployed in an attempt to stop them, media reported.