About: Yannis Mouzalas

Concerns grow over the security of EU personnel at Greek hotspots

Belgium has repatriated its  hotspots personnel in the Greek islands, out of security concerns. The European Commission said that the security at hotspots is the responsibility of the Greek government.
Global Europe 03-11-2016

Austria sends troops to Hungary-Serbia border

Austria on Thursday (3 November) sent 60 troops to Hungary's border with non-EU Serbia as Vienna's defence minister warned that the EU's migrants deal with Turkey was "showing cracks".
Global Europe 26-08-2016

Yildirim: Turkey clearing borders to prevent more migrants

Turkey aims to clear its borders of Islamic State and other militant groups to prevent a new flow of migrants and will continue operations until the nation's security is guaranteed, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday (26 August).

Greece says it never asked for a ‘Plan B’ in EU-Turkey refugee deal

Greece's Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas on Wednesday (3 August) denied having called for a backup strategy – a "Plan B" – in case the EU-Turkey refugee deal collapses amid escalating tensions between Brussels and Ankara.
Global Europe 03-08-2016

Greece asks for EU-Turkey migration deal ‘Plan B’

Greece's migration minister has warned that a back-up strategy - a Plan B - is needed in case the EU-Turkey refugee deal collapses amid escalating tensions between the bloc and Ankara.
Enlargement 16-03-2016

Greek migration minister urged to resign over ‘Macedonia’ blunder

Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, the head of the ruling coalition's junior party, called on the migration minister to resign today (16 March) for failing to use the full name of northern neighbour the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Global Europe 04-03-2016

Leaked Skopje letter exposes ‘closed borders’ coalition

EXCLUSIVE / A list of requests to protect external borders recently sent to several member states by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has exposed the weaknesses of the group of countries blocking an EU-wide solution of the refugee crisis.
Global Europe 29-02-2016

Greek islands faced with a ‘creepy’ humanitarian crisis

The non-implementation of the decisions made at the latest EU summit has led the refugee crisis-hit Greek islands to an unprecedented situation.
Global Europe 26-02-2016

Greek migration minister: Austria will soon recognise its ‘enormous’ mistake

Austria will come to realise that its behaviour during the refugee crisis has been an enormous mistake, Greek Minister of Immigration Policy Ioannis Mouzalas said in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Greece.
Global Europe 24-02-2016

Hungary to hold referendum on quotas, Austria remains defiant

Hungary’s prime minister announced that a referendum will be held on EU plans for a system of mandatory quotas, while Austria remained unrepentant in the face of continued criticism from Greece.

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