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Following the terror attacks in Brussels in March 2016, plenty European right-wing politicians have called for further border closures and more restrictions on immigration. In fact, 7 European countries, which were part of the European Union’s open-border system, have reintroduced border controls in one form or another. Many call the open borders as a danger to the EU, which makes them think that fear and isolation is the only possible approach in order to deal with the steadily growing migrant crisis. But what would Europe look like with closed borders?

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The prime minister of Iceland has resigned. The Icelandic PM is the first major casualty of the panama papers leaks, an embarrassment, in other words, on how the super-rich manage their money. The leaks from the Panama law firm, Mossack Fonseca, show that PM, Sigmundur Gunnlaughsson, owned an offshore company, and is accused of concealing millions of dollars worth of family assets.

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There is one question that has been tormenting, for several months now, myself, many other Greek people, and not only. And that’s not other than why do millions of refugees chose the path through Greece on their way to central and western Europe, rather than the ones through Turkey or Bulgaria? The refugees themselves but also Notis Marias, a Greek political scientist, politician, and Member of the European Parliament, have tried to given the answer to this, not that simple, question. 

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€12.7mn of emergency funding Vs those who want Europe to sacrifice Greece for Schengen. 

On the same day, during the last eventful week, two contradicting announcements were made on the same day and kept entertained the spectators of the long lasting battle between Europe and Greece on the refugee and migrant crisis.

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