The Hellenic Coast Guard seizes the Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship "Andromeda" bound for Libya, loaded with 410 tonnes of explosives, and arrests the 8 crew members in Heraklion, Greece. The European Union bans the supply of arms and ammunitions to Libya.
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Some 26 migrants are feared missing after a dinghy carrying them sinks off the coast of the Greek island of Lesbos. The Greek Coast Guard rescued 20 people who were spotted in the water by Frontex, EU's border agency. 2015-09-20 (Context: European Union, Greece, Hellenic Coast Guard)
The European Union restricts the exports of inflatable boats to Libya. 2017-07-17 (Context: European Union, Libya)
Germany announces plans to start deporting newly-arrived migrants to Greece starting in March. According to EU's Dublin Regulation, asylum seekers must file for asylum in the member state they arrived in. 2017-01-12 (Context: European Union, Greece)
Police in northern Greece move more than 400 Syrians and Iraqis by bus from a makeshift camp near the Macedonian border to a shelter near the northern city of Thessaloniki. More than 50,000 migrants remain stranded in Greece following European border closures, and the European Union's agreement with Turkey. 2016-06-13 (Context: European Union, Greece)
Greece demands an explanation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after an apparent leaked transcript suggested the IMF may threaten to pull out of the country's bailout as a tactic to force European lenders to offer more debt relief. Whistleblowing site WikiLeaks published what it said was the transcript of a March 19 conference call of three senior IMF officials discussing tactics to apply pressure on Greece, Germany and the EU to reach a deal in April. 2016-04-2 (Context: European Union, Greece)
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