#Greek bill on prior actions approved with 153 votes, with one #SYRIZA MP voting against contingency mechanism and privatisation fund
Tsipras has now passed 3% of GDP in austerity, privatisations & sale of NPLs. This time last year, it was as likely as Leicester winning PL
Great chart on Greece outstanding loans , after 6 years and three programs "emergency " more of a chronic condition.
Greece to adopt more cuts, tax hikes for bailout cash http://f24.my/1YNWPrV
Greek parliament to debate and vote on crucial omnibus bill on Sunday http://greekcrisisnotes.blogspot.com/2016/05/greek-parliament-debate-and-vote-on.html … #Greece
City buses sitting idle due to cash shortage http://dlvr.it/LMy7Hs
#Greece #Eurobank says it has entered into a binding agreement with ProsperoCapital for sale of €170 mln NPLs in #Romania. #banking #ecb
Refugee / Economic Migration Crisis .....
36 refugees/ economic migrants rescued off Lesbos today.
"Austria Sends More Police to Patrol Brenner Border Area" by REUTERS via NYT http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2016/05/22/world/europe/22reuters-europe-migrants-brenner.html?partner=IFTTT …
Police in the capital Belgrade discover 43 illegal #migrants hiding in two houses, arrest 2 Serbs: interior ministry
116 refugees arrived in #Chios between Friday & Saturday. No arrivals reported on #Lesvos yesterday, 35 arrived Friday. #refugeesGr #Greece
Asylum process is exceedingly slow and has to be done on an individual basis - not group deportations-as envisioned.
Italian authorities have estimated that arrivals may reach 270,000 at current rates.
A philosophical approach to the refugee crisis-afghan, Libya, Syria, Jordan, all @AJEnglish http://aje.io/d685
The West's Cynical Plan to Offshore the Refugee Crisis Will Flood Libya With More Weapons http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/wests-cynical-plan-offshore-refugee-crisis-will-flood-libya-more-weapons …
Restoring humanity with compassion: Turkey and the World Humanitarian Summit I @DailySabah I http://www.dailysabah.com/columns/sadik_unay/2016/05/21/restoring-humanity-with-compassion-turkey-and-the-world-humanitarian-summit …
90,233 refugees have arrived in #Lesvos so far this year. 3,613 currently on the island - population down by ~500 compared to April 20
Poll For Spain !
El País editorial talks of "irresponsible" polarisation.
LATEST: Metroscopia Poll Suggests Boosts For Both PP and Unidos Podemos https://www.thespainreport.com/newsitems/593-160522103100-update-metroscopia-poll-suggests-boosts-for-both-pp-and-unidos-podemos …
Jordi Sánchez re-elected chairman of Catalan separatist organisation ANC. American @lizcastro loses out again.
LATEST: Judge rules against government: Barça fans CAN take separatist estelada flags to King's Cup final on Sunday.
Odds & Ends .....
Gov't in paralysis.....
"As long as Iraq's corrupt political circus continues, there is no solution to ISIS" http://ow.ly/Fjwx300qcyW
Iraqi troops prepare to attack ISIS, Fallujah civilians told to flee http://on.rt.com/7dfr
"There is no evidence the 2 deaths were caused by direct gunfire on the protesters and there are no other cases,"
Bombings in Kurdish area kill 8, as U.S. official embarks on secret visit to Syria http://xhne.ws/VBLpg
Top U.S. commander completes day-long secret visit to Syria. http://cnn.it/1Ts7HZ6
Received request by #Libya PM Serraj of EU support to training of Navy, Coast Guard, security. Tomorrow issue at FAC http://eeas.europa.eu/statements-eeas/2016/160522_02_en.htm …
US, Britain, France all carrying out covert military operations against IS inside Libya http://ow.ly/XH6z300egau
#Libya US - debate continues on ground troops to Libya
This talk of a new government in the South seems to be real. I can see many Southerners supporting if its actually created#Fezzan #Libya
#Libya: Heftar's complete @itele interview. English subtitles, spoken French,Arabic) #ليبيا: حفتر مقابلة http://www.itele.fr/monde/video/exclusive-khalifa-haftar-head-of-the-libyan-national-army-isis-has-no-chance-of-establishing-here-in-libya-165289 …
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Taliban leader Mansour posed a 'continuing imminent threat to US personnel' and Afghans in Afghanistan