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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-08-12

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Greek GDP grew 0.3 pct in second quarter of 2016 - ELSTAT
  • [02] Two fires burning on the north and south of Corfu
  • [03] No increase in refugee flows from Turkey, says Migration minister

  • [01] Greek GDP grew 0.3 pct in second quarter of 2016 - ELSTAT

    Greece's economy grew by 0.3 percent in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the first quarter of this year, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Friday.

    It also said the GDP contracted 0.7 percent compared with the same period of 2015. In terms of volume, the economy contracted by 0.1 percent in the second quarter, year-on-year.

    [02] Two fires burning on the north and south of Corfu

    Two wildfires broke out on Friday afternoon on the north and south of Corfu, with the former approaching inhabited areas, the head of the local fire department told ANA-MPA.

    Efthimis Georgakopoulos said Pezetel aircraft are throwing water on the flames but strong winds are blowing in the area hindering the work of fire fighters.

    [03] No increase in refugee flows from Turkey, says Migration minister

    Greece has an average rate of refugee arrivals ranging between 80 to 100 people per day which is the same since the start of the EU-Turkey agreement, Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas said on Friday, adding that claiming there's an increase of arrivals and a breakdown of the deal is wrong.

    "There's no such increase to indicate that Turkey is violating the agreement with the EU," he told journalists after a meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras which he said was scheduled and not an emergency meeting, as some media reports claimed.

    "What we need is a daily confirmation that the deal is being kept and this is what we're fighting for. Please stay calm," he said.

    Mouzalas acknowledged there are delays in the processing of refugees, particularly in Lesvos, Chios and Samos, which makes their lives difficult. To tackle this issue, he said the government has started transferring migrants that commit crimes to detention centers in Athens, from where they will be returned to their countries. "This will serve both as a relief and a message. Refugees and migrants must respect the laws of our country, as our country with its laws respected their particular predicament," he said.

    Refugees who cannot be returned to Turkey will be sent to camps in the mainland, a step which will further help he islands. Mouzxalas also said the civil protection ministry has received orders to better police the islands.


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