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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-03-15

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Greek gov't calls refugees to ignore idle information
  • [02] Greeks arrested for following refugees into FYROM were released on Tuesday
  • [03] Greek ministers' meetings with institutions resume on Tuesday
  • [04] PM Tsipras meets Armenian President Sargsyan
  • [05] EU Commissioner Avramopoulos to visit Idomeni on Tuesday

  • [01] Greek gov't calls refugees to ignore idle information

    The meeting of the Refugees Crisis Management Mechanism chaired by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was concluded late at night on Monday, in the light of the tragic event at the northern borders of Greece. In the meeting the Prime Minister was informed about the situation and was discussed the programming of the next moves.

    On this occasion the Greek government called the refugees and migrants to confide the Greek State and let to be transferred to the hospitality spots. It also called the refugees to understand that the situation at Idomeni is in an impasse and refrain from believing messages of impostors that could put their life in danger.

    The Management Mechanism's spokesman Yorgos Kyritsis also called the volunteers organizations and those who are solidary to this cause to cooperate with the Greek Authorities to the scope of a credible and correct information of the refugees.

    Referring to the circulation of a pamphlet, calling the refugees to defy the closing of the borders and cross them towards the countries of Central Europe, Kyritsis stated that there is evidence of "an organized movement, very dangerous that put in danger human lives that were urged to cross torrents and rivers".

    "Everything they say are lies", added Kyritsis.

    [02] Greeks arrested for following refugees into FYROM were released on Tuesday

    The Greek photoreporters and NGO organizations members arrested on Monday for following the refugees and migrants that crossed illegally the borders with FYROM were released early in the morning on Tuesday.

    The twelve Greeks were arrested from the authorities of Skopje while they followed the refugees at the time they crossed the bordeline and held in prison at Gevgeli.

    [03] Greek ministers' meetings with institutions resume on Tuesday

    The Greek ministers' meetings with the representatives of the institutions will start on Monday, at 10.00 and will be completed at 18.00.

    According to sources, the agenda of the meetings is as follows:

    - energy issues, at 10.00

    - combatting corruption, at 12.00

    - public property development fund, at 14.00

    - bad loans, at 18.00

    [04] PM Tsipras meets Armenian President Sargsyan

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday meets with the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, at Maximos Mansion. Extended talks between the two delegations will take place before the signing of bilateral agreements and declarations.

    Welcoming the Armenian President, Tsipras underlined the enduring close relations between the two peoples as both of them have faced similar challenges in the past.

    Sargsyan underlined that the aim is to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and expressed confidence that the government of Tsipras will find ways to solve the financial and refugee problem.

    [05] EU Commissioner Avramopoulos to visit Idomeni on Tuesday

    European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, accompanied by European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas, will visit Idomeni on Tuesday.

    Avramopoulos will visit the refugee camps and have contacts with the regional authorities in order to be briefed on the prevailing conditions.

    Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is also expected to visit Idomeni later in the day.


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