The debt crisis has forced the Greek government to raise taxes, and the real estate slump has made holding on to property cost-ineffective. More and more owners are putting their idyllic Greek islands up for sale to escape the tax burden. Some of the buyers are reportedly Middle Easterners, and include members of the royal family of Qatar.
In other news, France and Germany have agreed that they will shut their borders to immigrants for up to thirty days during migration emergencies. Some critics say that this action violates the Schengen Agreement.
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