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Migrants rescued near Kastellorizo
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Migrants rescued near Kastellorizo

makis - Aug 10, 2017

The crew of a vessel belonging to the European Union’s border monitoring agency Frontex Thursday rescued 43 undocumented migrants from an inflatable dinghy off the islet of…

EU nations start process of returning migrants to Greece
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EU nations start process of returning migrants to Greece

makis - Aug 08, 2017

European Union countries have begun the process of sending migrants who arrived in Europe via Greece over the last five months back to have their asylum applications…

173 more migrants land on Greek islands
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173 more migrants land on Greek islands

makis - May 24, 2017

173 more illegal migrants crossed into Greece in the past 3 days. The majority (115) landed on the island of Samos, while 58 arrived on Chios from…

Migrant fruit pickers win European court case against Greece
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Migrant fruit pickers win European court case against Greece

makis - Mar 30, 2017

A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh have won a case against Greece at Europe’s highest human rights court, after being shot at by employers for demanding…

Smuggling ring dismantled by Greek-British operation
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Smuggling ring dismantled by Greek-British operation

makis - Mar 03, 2017

Authorities in Iraklio, Crete, on Friday detained 12 suspected members of a criminal racket believed to be smuggling undocumented immigrants from Greece to other European Union member-states…

UNCHR calls on Greece to fix ‘dire’ situation for migrants
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UNCHR calls on Greece to fix ‘dire’ situation for migrants

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Governments along the Western Balkan route into the European Union must do more to help migrants and refugees who are dying in the cold winter weather rather…

Greece sends navy ship to help freezing migrants
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Greece sends navy ship to help freezing migrants

makis - Jan 11, 2017

Greece's navy has sent a tank landing ship to the island of Lesvos to house refugees and migrants during a cold snap that has triggered public health…

Activists, migrants squatting in city buildings
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Activists, migrants squatting in city buildings

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

Residents and shop owners in parts of central Athens have told Kathimerini that an increasing number of derelict buildings are being occupied by activists and refugees and…

Finland wants EU deals with Iraq and others on migrants
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Finland wants EU deals with Iraq and others on migrants

makis - Dec 14, 2016

Finland said on Wednesday it would push the European Union to step up efforts to curb illegal migration by negotiating agreements with Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. European…

Four migrants dead in crippled boat, 15 saved
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Four migrants dead in crippled boat, 15 saved

makis - Nov 16, 2016

Four people believed to be migrants have been found dead on a crippled boat in the northern Aegean Sea and another 15 survivors have been rescued, Greek…

Tensions flare at camps after migrants hit and killed by car
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Tensions flare at camps after migrants hit and killed by car

Panos - Oct 18, 2016

Tension among migrants and refugees at accommodation facilities in Thessaloniki was palpable Monday after a woman and her 9-year-old son were killed by a car on Sunday…

Refugee crisis topping premier’s list of concerns
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Refugee crisis topping premier’s list of concerns

chris1 - Sep 11, 2016

Topping the list of concerns of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in recent days and weeks, according to sources close to the premier, is the refugee crisis as…

Migrants Rescued from Fire at Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki
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Migrants Rescued from Fire at Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki

chris1 - Aug 21, 2016

Authorities in Thessaloniki are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Saturday at a migrant reception center near the Thessaloniki Port Authority. Twelve firefighters along…

New migrant center to open near Thiva as Cretan authorities protest plans for four local camps
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New migrant center to open near Thiva as Cretan authorities protest plans for four local camps

makis - Aug 17, 2016

The government is planning to host around 1,000 migrants in a former cotton mill near the city of Thiva in central Greece, it emerged Tuesday, as authorities…

Over 13,000 migrants have applied for asylum
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Over 13,000 migrants have applied for asylum

Sokratis - Jul 30, 2016

More than 13,000 migrants have lodged applications for asylum in Greece since the beginning of this year, according to government figures, but it could take months for…

Police detain migrants with doctored Japanese passports
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Police detain migrants with doctored Japanese passports

makis - Jul 15, 2016

Police in northwestern Greece on Friday detained three Afghan nationals who tried to board flights at Aktion Airport with forged Japanese passports. According to the police, two…

EC proposes new rules for granting asylum and resettlement for migrants
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EC proposes new rules for granting asylum and resettlement for migrants

makis - Jul 13, 2016

The European Union's executive arm is proposing new EU-wide rules for granting asylum and resettlement for migrants, among the most controversial of political issues in many European…

Up to 35,000 migrants to be relocated over two years
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Up to 35,000 migrants to be relocated over two years

chris1 - Jun 26, 2016

Of the 49,000 migrants and refugees currently stranded in camps around the Greek mainland, up to 35,000 are expected to resettle in other European states over the…

Project underway to pre-register thousands of stranded refugees, many with expired documents
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Project underway to pre-register thousands of stranded refugees, many with expired documents

chris1 - Jun 12, 2016

With estimates suggesting that it will take at least a year before tens of thousands of refugees and migrants stranded on the Greek mainland have submitted their…

Over 100 migrants land on Crete island
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Over 100 migrants land on Crete island

makis - Jun 01, 2016

A group of 113 mostly Afghan migrants has landed on Greece's biggest island Crete, officials said on Wednesday, the first big arrival on the island since the…