Suicide bomb attack on Turkish city Istanbul has been linked to an ISIS member, according to Turkish authorities; Deal struck between EU and Turkey that began turning refugees and migrants back to Turkey on Sunday, March 20 has been criticized by human rights advocates as “unethical.”
The European Council and Turkey agreed on Friday to a plan to manage the flow of migrants and refugees into the European Union. Under this agreement, migrants and refugees who arrived in Greece by illegal means will be returned to Turkey where they will proceed through the asylum process to relocate to a European country.
Greece’s 4-month debt plan extension tests anti-austerity leaders’ PM Alexis Tsipras and FM Yanis Varoufakis’ campaign promises; list of reforms due to Europe by the end of business today.
The infamous ‘Grexit’ (Greece’s exit from the euro upon disagreement of loan terms) is upon us. So much so, that the BBC felt the need to compare it to gyro? That and Germany’s general distrust of Greeks in today’s Greece headlines.
European Central Bank gives Greece extension for banks to run for the next two weeks, a president is elected and Varoufakis is looking to close a deal by Friday, in today’s headlines from Greece.
Newly minted Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his bad-cop counterpart Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis have spent the last three weeks stunning Europe and the world. With support and criticism both internationally and at home, this new Greek duo has pursued the promises of SYRIZA’s campaign:anti-austerity.