Greece

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‘He’s a punchline’: ‘laughable’ pick for Greece envoy puts pressure on Biden
George Tsunis, who gave hapless display when nominated as Norway ambassador under Obama, to go before Senate committee

David Smith in Washington

11, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Vaccine mandates, fines, gym bans: how Europe hopes to persuade unjabbed
Several countries are ramping up pressure amid Omicron wave, but sceptics say mandates will be hard to police

Jon Henley, and Philip Oltermann in Berlin

06, Jan, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Italy returns Parthenon fragment to Greece amid UK row over marbles
Loan deal could renew pressure on Britain to repatriate ancient Parthenon marbles to Athens

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

05, Jan, 2022 @3:23 PM

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Masks in schools: several EU countries already enforce them in primaries
Analysis: Amid a backlash in England over the rule in secondaries, we look at the regulations elsewhere

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

03, Jan, 2022 @2:29 PM

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German optimism over Omicron as Europe dampens new year revelry
Covid expert hopeful for ‘relatively normal’ winter 2022-23 but prevalence limits celebrations across continent

Philip Oltermann in Berlin and Jon Henley in Paris

31, Dec, 2021 @4:04 PM

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‘Waste colonialism’: world grapples with west’s unwanted plastic
Germany and UK are big exporters of plastic, much of which lies rotting in ports in Turkey, Vietnam and other countries

Ruth Michaelson

31, Dec, 2021 @12:58 PM

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France reports over 200,000 cases; eastern Europe’s death toll reaches 1 million – as it happened
French officials report over 206,000 cases; number of people to die from Covid in eastern Europe has reached 1 million people

Samantha Lock (now); Jem Bartholomew , Lucy Campbell and Martin Belam (earlier)

31, Dec, 2021 @12:44 AM

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French daily Covid cases above 200,000 as Italy introduces stricter green pass
France sets European record, as Italy tightens measures against the unvaccinated

Jon Henley in Paris and Angela Giuffrida in Rome

29, Dec, 2021 @10:46 PM

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Dozens of refugees believed dead after boat sinks in Greek waters
Coastguard says survivors unlikely in incident that comes days after more than 160 people drowned off Libyan coast

Helena Smith in Athens

22, Dec, 2021 @5:56 PM

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Calls for femicide to become separate crime in Greece mount as two more women killed
‘It has to be recognised as a term and as a crime’, says government opposition, after unprecedented number of women murdered by partners

Helena Smith in Athens

21, Dec, 2021 @11:47 AM

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Wood burners cause nearly half of urban air pollution cancer risk – study
Exclusive: Wood smoke is a bigger cancer risk than pollution from vehicles, finds Athens analysis

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Fortress Europe: the millions spent on military-grade tech to deter refugees
We map out the rising number of high-tech surveillance and deterrent systems facing asylum seekers along EU borders

Kaamil Ahmed and Lorenzo Tondo

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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