Thursday April 17, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
15o C
11o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
European commissioners turn up the pressure over migration policy

European Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks has written to Greek Merchant Marine Minister Militadis Varvitsiotis urging an investigation into a coast guard operation on January 20 that led to 16 undocumented migrants being rescued and the death of eight children and three women off the coast of Farmakonisi in the southeastern Aegean.

“I expect that this investigation will be prompt” and “shed full light on the circumstances of this tragic event,” Muiznieks said.

He also called on the Greek authorities to establish an “independent complaints mechanism” to supervise law enforcement.

Meanwhile, European Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told Parliament in Athens that problems remain in Greek immigration policy, particularly at migrant reception and detention centers.

In a related development, the EU’s border protection agency Frontext on Monday said that the number of migrants entering Europe’s borders illegally rose 48 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, mainly from Syria.

ekathimerini.com , Monday February 17, 2014 (21:46)  
Greece offers to help find Turkish F-16 lost in 1996
Talks lined up in wake of ‘shameful’ soccer scenes
Dimou quits To Potami over Holy Fire quip
Government looks to kick on
PPC to issue corporate bond of 500 mln
Public Power Corporation is planning to tap the markets after Easter with the issue of a corporate bond to draw 500 million euros. The Energy Ministry is also eagerly awaiting the issue, as ...
Primary surplus continued by end-March
The budget’s cash results for the first three months of the year pointed to a primary surplus of 771 million euros, according to data published on Thursday by the Bank of Greece. When revenu...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Greek soccer turns fishier than ever
Soccer in Greece reached new lows in scenes unseen since the national team’s triumph in Euro 2004, as PAOK and Olympiakos served up a cup semifinal with PAOK emerging as the winner and the s...
BASKETBALL
Greens within a whisker of upsetting CSKA Moscow
Panathinaikos came mighty close to snatching home advantage from CSKA Moscow in Game 1 of the Euroleague play-offs on Wednesday, but eventually succumbed to its host in Russia in overtime, w...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Ukraine is a crisis—but not a Cold War
Given Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the imposition of US and European sanctions, and the potential for more escalation in Ukraine, we are witnessing the most important geopolitical events s...
EDITORIAL
Transparency of political party funding
Ensuring transparency in the funding of political parties and the manner in which they choose to spend their funds are crucial to the smooth functioning of our democracy. After all, most of ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. PPC to issue corporate bond of 500 mln
2. Greece offers to help find Turkish F-16 lost in 1996
3. Primary surplus continued by end-March
4. Eurobank eyes top Core Tier 1 level in Greece
5. Tourist spending up 17.3 pct
6. Talks lined up in wake of ‘shameful’ soccer scenes
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece startup leaders say they can’t break jobless cycle alone
2. Ground-breaking Good Friday mass signals thaw in Cyprus
3. Seven arrested over Toumba violence
4. Mayoral candidates clash over Athens mosque plans
5. National Bank of Greece plans senior unsecured bond sale
6. Greek current account deficit widens in February
Today
This Week
1. Bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece
2. Time to take a hard look at debt sustainability, says OECD chief
3. For faith and country
4. CCTV footage from Nigrita Prison shows signs of inmate torture [Video]
5. Car bomb explodes outside Greek Central Bank building, no one hurt [Update]
6. Samaras sees no need for third bailout
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.