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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-04-14

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

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  • [01] Refugee scuffles at Greek-FYROM buffer zone
  • [02] Alternate Defence Min: Piraeus port decongestion well on track; Greece-Italy-Albania meeting on refugees on Thursday
  • [03] Taxi drivers block the entrance of FinMin to protest against tax reforms

  • [01] Refugee scuffles at Greek-FYROM buffer zone

    Scuffles among refugees broke out at Greece-FYROM buffer zone at Idomeni early on Thursday.

    According to police, around 30 persons were involved in the scuffles at Idomeni's railway causing damage to the glass front of the canteen.

    [02] Alternate Defence Min: Piraeus port decongestion well on track; Greece-Italy-Albania meeting on refugees on Thursday

    "The port of Piraeus port will have been decongested by Easter," Alternate Defence Minister Dimitris Vitsas said in statements to ANT1 on Thursday adding that the decongestion procedure is well on track.

    Another priority of the government is to decongest the facilities at Helliniko, he added.

    He also referred to the organisations trying to exploit the situation on the pretext of protecting refugees and migrants, stressing, however, the important work of serious non governmental organisations that provide real assistance.

    Also, a between Foreign Ministry officials and police officers.

    More specifically, they will focus on information exchange and ways to combat undocumented migrants networks as well as the readmission procedure and assistance from Greece, Italy and Albania on the asylum system.

    [03] Taxi drivers block the entrance of FinMin to protest against tax reforms

    Taxi drivers on Thursday blocked the entrance of the Finance ministry protesting against the government's tax reform plans.

    The nationwide federation of taxi drivers (POEIATA) has announced a 24-hour strike for Thursday.


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