02 Feb 2021

Greek Police to Introduce Live Facial Recognition

In Greece, law enforcement officers will receive new devices allowing them to carry out facial recognition and fingerprint identification in real-time. The live facial recognition technology is part of a 4.5 million euro smart policing project that was announced in 2017. The goal of this initiative is to identify and

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05 Nov 2020

Greece imposes lockdown to avoid worst at hospitals

Greece, still recovering economically from a massive recession just a few years ago has now re-entered a lockdown to prevent the further spread of the second wave of COVID-19 infections. The nationwide lockdown will hopefully reduce the number of patients in hospitals to avoid unbearable pressure and overcrowding. Greek Prime

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29 Sep 2020

U.S., Greece Formally Agree to Collaborate on Science and Technology

The US and Greece have formed a new agreement that will foster scientific collaboration and research between the two countries, aiming to advance research on several emerging topics. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a statement confirming that the US-Greece Science and Technology Agreement was officially

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09 Sep 2020

Fire Destroys Greece’s Moria Camp on Lesbos

A destructive fire originating from an unknown source has destroyed the largest refugee camp in Greece, the overpopulated Moria facility on the small island of Lesbos. Migrants were evacuated amidst the flames, suffering smoke exposure injuries. Law enforcement has blocked off roads leading from the camp into nearby towns to

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26 Aug 2020

NATO allies are facing off in the Eastern Mediterranean

Greece and Turkey, both NATO members but historical enemies, are currently involved in a Navy standoff in the Eastern Mediterranean after months of escalating tensions. This could potentially lead to a military confrontation that could wreak havoc on the whole region. Vessels from both countries displayed a show of force

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15 Jul 2020

Countries reimpose restrictions to curb virus resurgence

Across the world, renewed outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus have prompted officials to reinstate health restrictions and preventative measures at their borders in an effort to curb the spread of the deadly pandemic again. In Greece, border security was tightened following an increase in tourism-related COVID-19 cases. As of this

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30 Jun 2020

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

On Tuesday, the European Union announced that it will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 select countries, however, this list does not include the US. This is due to soaring coronavirus infections in many US states, such as Texas and Florida. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil,

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21 May 2020

Greek Police Are Rounding Up Asylum Seekers and Forcing Them Into Turkey, Migrants Say

According to migrants and sources at the forefront of Greece’s immigration crisis, the Greek police have been grouping together asylum seekers living in the country as they await their asylum and expelling them to Turkey by force. Lawyers, human rights activists, and migrants have filed accounts of this occurrence. In

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19 Mar 2020

Europe sets up emergency lifeline worth billions

In an attempt to soothe the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic, the European Central Bank (ECB) has started an emergency $820 billion package that will buy government and company dept across the EU, particularly in Greece and Italy. ECB’s CEO Christine Lagarde stated that they are incredibly committed to

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13 Mar 2020

EU to give migrants in Greece €2,000 to go home

Greece’s overcrowded camps among the Greek islands have called for extreme measures. EU is now willing to offer €2,000 ($2,225) to 5,000 migrants who are willing to return home to safe eligible residencies. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced that the Greek Government was willing to open this offer

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