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Turkey’s Çimsa to buy cement plant in Spain

Çimsa Çimento, one of Turkey's largest cement producers, has announced that it has agreed to buy a white cement plant from Spain-based Cemex.

Greece mulls racism charges as migrants targeted

Greece's top prosecutor has ordered a probe into whether charges of racism can be brought in connection with two incidents where asylum-seekers have been targeted. 

In the first case, on the eastern island of Samos, parents protesting plans for migrant children to attend classes have kept their children out of a primary school. 

Three years on, what’s become of the EU-Turkey migration deal?

In March 2016, European governments breathed a sigh of relief as the European Union reached a deal with Turkey designed to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants heading into the heart of Europe. For many of those who had fled war, hunger and poverty hoping for a bright future on the continent, the deal shattered their dreams.

Turkey, Iran launch joint operation against PKK 

Turkey has launched a joint operation with Iran against the illegal PKK on Turkey's eastern border, Turkish interior minister said on March 18.          

About 1% of the Population in Bulgaria are Citizens of non-EU Countries

As of January 1, 2018, around 71,000 citizens from non-EU countries resided in Bulgaria, accounting for about 1 percent of the Bulgarian population of 7,050,000 at that date. This shows data from a Eurostat analysis of migration processes in the countries of the Community as of 1 January 2018.

Amnesty calls for greater solidarity with refugees

Amnesty International's Greek chapter on Monday reiterated its call for greater solidarity for refugees in a post on Twitter on Monday, a day after it projected the message "Humanity First" on the Acropolis Hill in a symbolic protest marking the third anniversary of the signing of a deal between the European Union and Turkey to curb undocumented migration. 

Police Detained 27 Illegal Immigrants in Plovdiv

Twenty-seven people - women and children were detained early this morning at the Central Railway Station in Plovdiv.

They traveled from Turkey.

Refugees will be placed in a migrant camp, police report. According to initial data they are coming from Syria.