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European Agency Deploys Blimps to Monitor Greek Borders

European Agency Deploys Blimps to Monitor Greek Borders Two “Zeppelin” type blimps are being utilized at the Greek border to aid in surveillance. Credit: AngMoKio/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 Aerostats are to be deployed to monitor the northern Greek border by Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. A trial period of four months will […]

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Aerostats to monitor borders

Aerostats to monitor borders Greece this week took the first steps toward implementing a plan by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) for the surveillance of its borders with the use of aerostats. The first of the two blimps that are expected to be deployed is already at the airport of Alexandroupoli in […]

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Greek PM stresses border protection, including at sea

Greek PM stresses border protection, including at sea Greece is “committed to protecting its borders,” including by intercepting people at sea if they are attempting to enter the country illegally, the country’s prime minister said Thursday after a meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart, whose country has faced an increased influx of migrants recently. Kyriakos Mitsotakis […]

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PM says Greece will protect borders from ‘illegal entry’

PM says Greece will protect borders from ‘illegal entry’ Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday Greece will protect its borders from “illegal entry” of migrants,and called for “best possible coordination” with other European member-states on migration. “Greece is committed to protecting its borders, which are also the borders of the European Union. Greece fully […]

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Reopen the Greek-Turkish borders: Why it makes sense now

Reopen the Greek-Turkish borders: Why it makes sense now Greece’s air, land, and sea borders with Turkey have been closed, barring a few exceptions, for over one-and-a-half years. Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, there were a number of legitimate reasons for such measures, yet it makes sense now to reopen Greek-Turkish borders. When upon meeting […]

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Libya’s Saleh says maritime borders deal with Turkey is invalid

Libya’s Saleh says maritime borders deal with Turkey is invalid Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and the speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, agreed on Friday that all foreign forces and mercenaries must leave the north African country so that free and fair elections can take place.  “What is needed – and […]

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European Union to Open Borders to US, Other Tourists

European Union to Open Borders to US, Other Tourists Credit: Greek Reporter Ambassadors from the 27 nations of the European Union agreed on Wednesday to allow United States residents to travel into their countries for nonessential purposes, opening up the gigantic US market to tourism for this Summer. Diplomats from around the EU told Reuters […]

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Tourism Minister: Figures from Greek land borders justify government’sour decision

Tourism Minister: Figures from Greek land borders justify government’sour decision The Minister of Tourism, Mr. Haris Theocharis, expressed his satisfaction for the decline of the indicators of the pandemic that justifies the decision to open the country to tourists. Speaking last night at an event of the grand final of the Sup Free Hackathon organized […]

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Greece Defends Use of Sound Cannons to Deter Migrants at Borders

Greece Defends Use of Sound Cannons to Deter Migrants at Borders Greek police use tear gas and sound cannons to stop migrant border crossings at Evros. Credit: AFP Greece defended its use of sound cannons to stop migrants crossing at the Turkish border on Wednesday amidst European Union criticism of the practice. Long-range acoustic devices […]

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The arrival of tourists from the land borders of Greece has begun

The arrival of tourists from the land borders of Greece has begun About one in three tourists who come to Greece, passes through its land borders. In other words, they choose to come by road, according to the data recorded before the pandemic. Despite the upheaval caused by the health crisis in terms of transportation […]

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International Air Transport Association: Optimism for demand return when borders reopen

International Air Transport Association: Optimism for demand return when borders reopen The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Tourism Economics released a long-term view for post-COVID-19 passenger demand recovery which demonstrates that people remain eager to travel in the short and long-term. To ensure that aviation can sustainably deliver its social and economic benefits as […]

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IATA: Accepting vaccinated passengers should be best practice to reopen borders

IATA: Accepting vaccinated passengers should be best practice to reopen borders The International Air Transport Association (IATA) applauded the growing number of countries making data and evidence-driven decisions to open their borders to vaccinated travelers. The latest data collected by IATA, including its Timatic service, shows that more than 20 countries have wholly or partially […]

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President Sakellaropoulou: The Thracians are guarding the Greek and the European borders

President Sakellaropoulou: The Thracians are guarding the Greek and the European borders The Thracians are selflessly guarding the Greek and the European borders and the city of Alexandroupolis is a growth hub for the wider region, President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Friday from Alexandroupolis where she attended the events for the 101st […]

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