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Huge migrant influx scares off Greek island tourists
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Huge migrant influx scares off Greek island tourists

Panos - Jun 24, 2019

Tourists are avoiding the Greek island of Samos due to the shocking situation at the Vathy migrant camp, which has grown into a sprawling settlement. Locals and…

Trio arrested on migrant smuggling charges after truck stopped
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Trio arrested on migrant smuggling charges after truck stopped

Panos - Jan 02, 2019

Migrant traffickers attempting to take advantage of the New Year's holidays were thwarted by police in the northern city of Thesslaoniki in the early morning hours of…

Opinion: ‘New EU migrant processing centres must avoid inhumanity of ‘hotspots’ in Greece and Italy’
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Opinion: ‘New EU migrant processing centres must avoid inhumanity of ‘hotspots’ in Greece and Italy’

Panos - Jul 10, 2018

U leaders have agreed to create migrant centres to speed up processing time as a compromise to appease Italy. But care should be taken to avoid the…

Migrant flows on the rise again: 400 people arrived on the islands in one week
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Migrant flows on the rise again: 400 people arrived on the islands in one week

makis - Sep 29, 2017

A total of 406 illegal immigrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands from Monday to Friday morning September 29th. The number of those who passed…

Migrant flows seem to be rising again in Greece
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Migrant flows seem to be rising again in Greece

makis - Jun 26, 2017

The number of illegal immigrants and refugees in Lesvos has increased due to the rising flows on the island in the last month. Thus, on June 26th…

Prosecutor takes action over anti-migrant protest at school
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Prosecutor takes action over anti-migrant protest at school

makis - Feb 21, 2017

A prosecutor in Thessaloniki has demanded the arrest of all the “protagonists” in a violent incident outside an elementary school on Monday, sparked by a group protesting…

Second man dies at Lesvos migrant camp
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Second man dies at Lesvos migrant camp

Sokratis - Jan 28, 2017

A 46-year-old Syrian man was found dead in his tent in the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos on Saturday morning. He was the second person to die…

Afghan migrant dies of hypothermia in Greece
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Afghan migrant dies of hypothermia in Greece

makis - Jan 03, 2017

Police in northern Greece say an Afghan migrant has died of hypothermia after crossing a river that forms the country's border with Turkey. The body of the…

Suspected migrant smuggler nabbed in Thessaloniki
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Suspected migrant smuggler nabbed in Thessaloniki

Sokratis - Aug 27, 2016

Police in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, have arrested a 32-year-old Afghan national who allegedly attempted to smuggle 12 migrants – including four minors – out of the country.…

Europol sending team to root out jihadists at migrant camps
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Europol sending team to root out jihadists at migrant camps

Sokratis - Aug 27, 2016

Europol’s director, Rob Wainwright, has announced that a team of 200 counterterrorism officers will be deployed to the Greek islands over the next few weeks to track…

Greece can handle volume of migrant arrivals, minister says
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Greece can handle volume of migrant arrivals, minister says

Sokratis - Aug 27, 2016

“Sixty-thousand migrants and refugees is not such a huge number,” Deputy Defense Minister Dimitris Vitsas told Skai TV Friday, saying that Greece could easily handle the volume…

Concerns rise amid migrant uptick, news of German plan to pressure Greece
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Concerns rise amid migrant uptick, news of German plan to pressure Greece

Sokratis - Aug 20, 2016

The steady increase in refugee and migrant arrivals from neighboring Turkey to the Aegean islands fueled concerns in the ranks of the government on Friday amid reports…

EU Anti-Terror Forces to Search for Jihadists in Migrant Camps in Greece
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EU Anti-Terror Forces to Search for Jihadists in Migrant Camps in Greece

Sokratis - Aug 13, 2016

Europol anti-terror experts are to travel to Greece in an effort to track would-be jihadists amongst the migrants stuck in the country’s camps, according to AFP, citing…

Mouzalas insists that migrant arrival levels are under control
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Mouzalas insists that migrant arrival levels are under control

Sokratis - Aug 13, 2016

Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas on Friday sought to allay concerns about rising migrant arrivals following talks with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, noting that the numbers are…

Islands appeal for measures to deal with influx of migrants
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Islands appeal for measures to deal with influx of migrants

Sokratis - Jul 30, 2016

As the influx of migrants from neighboring Turkey continues – with a slight but noticable increase – regional authorities and tourism professionals are calling for measures to…

Migrant deal at risk as Turkey deemed unsafe by Greek court
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Migrant deal at risk as Turkey deemed unsafe by Greek court

Sokratis - May 21, 2016

Despite the return on Friday of 51 refugees and migrants of different nationalities to Turkey under the European Union’s deal with Ankara to contain the influx of…

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Migrant flow from Turkey to Greece picking up again

ilias1 - Apr 23, 2016

The numbers of migrants landing in Greece from Turkey is starting to creep up again, showing efforts to close off the route are coming under strain, the…

Migrant protests close Greek highway
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Migrant protests close Greek highway

makis - Apr 04, 2016

Refugees and migrants protesting Europe's closed borders have closed a second section of Greece's highway heading to the official border crossing with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia…

More than 30 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey
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More than 30 dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Sokratis - Jan 30, 2016

At least 33 people drowned and 75 others were rescued after a boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off Turkey's western coast, a local mayor and Turkish…