NEWS Migration

EU ministers want to buttress borders to stem refugee flow

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European Union nations anxious to stem the flow of asylum-seekers coming through the Balkans are increasingly considering sending more help to non-member Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as a better way to protect European borders instead of relying on EU member Greece.

NEWS Environment

Conservation group seeks answers in seal killings

The Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation has called for an investigation into the death of a protected seal found southwest of the Aegean island of Samos, the sixth Monachus monachus found killed in Greek waters within a space of 14 months.

NEWS Protest Two women walk between tractors parked along one of the high streets of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Friday.

Farmers plan even more widespread action

As farmers on Friday vowed to ramp up their protest campaign against social security reforms, planning extended roadblocks of key junctions across the country over the weekend, the government appealed for dialogue and proposed the creation of a committee of representatives from different political parties and farmers’ unions.

NEWS Transport

Ferries to operate as normal on weekend

Passenger ferries will be running as normal Saturday and Sunday after the seamen’s union (PNO) called off a strike it had planned to protest the government’s proposed pension reforms.

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Farmers protest in Thessaloniki

Greek farmers park their tractors to block a road in front of the White Tower, during a protest in Thessaloniki, north Greece,on Friday. Greek farmers protest against the government's proposed tax and pension.