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Greece fourth among Europeans’ dream destinations

Greece ranks fourth among the most popular destinations for Europeans planning their holidays, according to a report commissioned by the European Union that has not yet been published in its entirety.

The survey shows Greece has climbed one place in the top 10, leapfrogging over Germany among the preferred destinations for Europeans for 2021.

Greece warns of ‘stability vacuum’ in W. Balkans, supports EU accession

Greece cannot allow a "stability vacuum" in the Western Balkans that could "easily be filled by other non-European forces supporting extremism and revisionism or aspiring to revive empires that belong to the past" and continues to support their accession to the European Union, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Thursday, following a meeting in Athens with his North Macedonia counterpa

Bulgaria’s Health Minister: Vaccination Certificate for Mobile Application Being Discussed

Digital Certificate is being prepared for mobile application and anyone who was vaccinated will be able to have it on their phone to be used when necessary. This was announced by Health Minister Prof. Kostadin Angelov during the briefing of the National Operational Headquarters.

Covid-19 vaccination certificate not prerequisite to travel to Greece this summer, says minister

If a coronavirus vaccination certificate is introduced at an EU-wide level, as Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis suggested in a letter to the European Commission recently, it will not be a prerequisite for tourists to be allowed into Greece, Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis clarified on Thursday.

Greece submits request for return of 1,450 failed asylum seekers to Turkey

Greece has submitted a request to the European Commission and the EU's border agency Frontex, for the immediate return of 1,450 migrants whose asylum requests have been rejected, the country's Migration Ministry announced on Thursday.

From the 1,450 individuals that entered Greece from Turkey 995 are in Lesvos, 180 in Chios, 128 in Samos and 187 in Kos, the ministry said.

Bulgaria’s Health Minister: Anti-Epidemic Measures Yield Very Good Results

We now see extremely positive trends resulting from the anti-epidemic measures introduced in the country, which also affect the occupancy rate of hospital beds on a national basis - for patients with no complications - 32 percent, for those in intensive care wards - 44 percent, Minister of Health Prof. Kostadin Angelov announced today at a regular briefing on the spread of the coronavirus.

OLAF raided EU border chief's office over migrant pushback claims

The EU's anti-fraud watchdog, OLAF, raided the offices of Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri, as well as his head of Cabinet Thibauld de La Haye Jousselin, on December 7, 2020, as part of an investigation into allegations of migrant pushbacks, according on a document obtained by Kathimerini.