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Belgium to accept 150 refugees from Greece by year-end

Belgium confirmed its intention to receive 150 refugees and asylum seekers from Greece by the end of the year during a teleconference on Wednesday between Deputy Migration Minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos and the Belgian secretary of state for asylum and migration, Sammy Mahdi.

Koumoutsakos thanked the Belgian government for its practical solidarity with Greece.

‘Non dom’ scheme picking up

In mid-October an official from a major consultancy firm appeared at a tax office holding a sizable dossier. It contained the details of 200 foreign taxpayers with large properties seeking to become Greek taxpayers and take advantage of the special "non dom" status. Most of them were people of Greek origin who had been living abroad for years, or second-generation Greeks.

Two Slovenians Lead Charge for Voting Rights for Persons with Disabilities Throughout Europe

Two Slovenian persons with disabilities—Franc Toplak and Iztok Mrak, suffering from muscular dystrophy—filed separate legal motions with the Slovenian government to ensure fair access to polling places for a 2015 national referendum on same-sex marriage.

HealthMin Tataru: If needed, we can place an entire locality under quarantine during state of alert

Minister of Health Nelu Tataru on Tuesday told Digi 24 private television broadcaster that the establishment of the state of alert is needed in order to have "the levers" at hand to place an entire locality under quarantine if there is a large number of inhabitants infected with the SARS-CoV-2 there, and also to be able to move the medical personnel.

Man found dead in Thessaloniki apartment

A 49-year-old man was found dead late Sunday night inside his apartment in the district of Evosmos, of the northern city of Thessaloniki.

His body was discovered in a pool of blood by a relative who called the police.

Initial forensic findings show that the man bore neck injuries, possibly from a sharp object;

The police is investigating the case as a possible homicide.