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2nd Jul 2022

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Greece accused of using foreign gangs to push back migrants

Human Rights Watch has called for the EU Commission to open legal proceedings against Greece amid eyewitness accounts that it is using non-Greek nationals of Asian or Middle Eastern origin to intercept people on the Turkish border and dump on the Turkish side of the Evros River. "Using proxies to carry out these illegal acts does not relieve it [Greece] of any liability," the NGO's Bill Frolic said Thursday.

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Opinion

Nato's Madrid summit — key takeaways

For the most part Nato and its 30 leaders rose to the occasion — but it wasn't without room for improvement. The lesson remains that Nato still doesn't know how or want to hold allies accountable for disruptive behaviour.

MEPs boycott awards over controversial sponsorship

Two MEPs have withdrawn their nominations from the MEPs Awards over the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis's participation as a sponsor — currently involved in an alleged bribery scandal in Greece.

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