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Five EU Countries Agree New Deal For Migrants Rescued At Sea

Five EU states have agreed upon a temporary deal to redistribute migrants rescued at sea evenly among their countries. France, Italy, Germany, Malta and Finland will meet with the rest of the EU members on October 8th in urgency to establish this deal across Europe in efforts to alleviate the […]


Matteo Salvini’s Election Hopes Are Met With Opposition 1

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right Italian party Lega Nord, has called for a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Salvini’s hope is to force a collapse of the current government and trigger early elections. U.S. News reports that party leaders met on Monday, August 12th […]


Kyriakos Mitsotakis Sworn In As Greece’s New Prime Minister

Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Greece on Monday, following Sunday’s election. Mitsotakis’ party, New Democracy, received 39.8% of the nationwide vote and will hold 158 seats in the country’s parliament. The runner-up party, Syriza, received 31% of the vote and is led by previous […]


Eight Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

Early on the morning of June 17th, eight were found dead after a boat capsized off the coast of Turkey. En route to the Greek islands, the boat’s 40 passengers sailed in hopes of finding refuge. Though their exact destination was unknown, it is likely that these Syrian refugees were […]


The Clock Is Ticking For Cypriot Reunification

Turkish and Greek Cypriots alike recently celebrated the unification of the divided Cypriot polity. 1974 marked the creation of the boundary on the island following the Turkish invasion of Northern Cyprus in response to an Athens-sponsored coup. The opening of the eastern and western island crossings, Famagusta Dherniya and Lefke […]


A Disunited Europe? The EU’s Response To China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

The ancient Silk Road that linked China to the rest of Eurasia and East Africa is being reborn.  For centuries, goods, technology, and ideas spread throughout the Old World, linking together once disparate civilizations.  This was most evidenced by the Venetian explorer Marco Polo’s journey to the court of the […]


Thousands Take To The Streets Protesting Macedonia’s Name Change

Almost thirty years since its independence, the small country of Macedonia formally changed its name to North Macedonia. The change is a direct result of a landmark deal the nation has made with Greece, which also has a province called Macedonia. Earlier that week, 100,000 Greeks poured into the streets […]


Greek Prime Minister Survives No-Confidence Vote Over Macedonia Name Change 1

Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras survived a no-confidence vote following the withdrawal of the nationalist ANEL party from the ruling coalition led by his Syriza party. The withdrawal was in protest to the progression of the Prespa Agreement between Greece and Macedonia, which aimed to settle the longstanding name dispute […]


Unhealthy Conditions Prevail At Moria

Attempted suicide and acute mental stress plague Moria, the main migrant camp on Lesbos, Greece, where over 8,000 migrants are being housed in a space only large enough for less than half that amount. According to various aid groups and news outlets, conditions at Moria have worsened since 2015, when […]


The Global Refugee Crisis And The Call To Open Up Borders

In today’s conflict-riddled atmosphere and increasing instances of natural disaster’s, as a result of climate change, the world is undergoing the largest global refugee crisis in its history. According to Oxfam, more than 65 million people have fled their homes in wake of varying threats to their safety. Of this […]