Spain did a 180 degree turn and decided to recognize Kosovo passports. This means that anyone with a Kosovo passport will be able to travel throughout the Schengen area without a visa, considerably strengthening Kosovo passports.
Bulgaria and Romania will finally be in the Schengen Area… partially. Air and Water controls will no longer be enforced yet land controls will not yet be abolished.
While Greece’s economy struggled for over a decade, there is reason to celebrate. The national debt continues to decrease while the GDP and number of employed people both increase.
Olive Oil has become liquid gold due to poor weather conditions and has been stolen repeatedly due to a sharp increase in its price.
Hundreds of visas have been cancelled for Pakistani workers hoping to work in Greece. This has left Pakistanis out of thousands of euros they spent in order to obtain the visas. This has led to an extreme reaction online which may continue to strain relations between the two nations.
Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis and his party New Democracy won the election yet did not receive enough seats for a majority in parliament. Greece will have a second election soon.
Freedom of the Press is at risk in the EU’s Periphery. In particular, journalists in Greece and Malta face potential backlash from their national governments and even death.
Malta has used numerous methods including ones that can be classified as illegal to deter migrants. The European Union needs to step up and ensure that the responsibility for the migration crisis in the Mediterranean Sea does not fall only on a few member states.
As the Greco-Turkish conflict ignites once more, what could be the consequences for European security and NATO unity? Is a military conflict between the two NATO members a concrete possibility?
Headlines across Greece capture Bekatorou’s courageous voice which has inspired women to share their stories of abuse and harassment in the Greek #MeToo movement, finally demystifying perpetrators across the country. How will Greece move forward and address the subsequent challenges.