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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Ethnic tensions at migrant camps seen as potential risk

chris1 - May 29, 2016

Authorities in northern Greece are concerned that clashes may break out along ethnic lines at the new centers hosting migrants and refugees evacuated from the Idomeni border…

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Smugglers made $5-6 billion off migrants to Europe in 2015: Interpol

makis - May 17, 2016

People smugglers made over $5 billion from the wave of migration into southern Europe last year, a report by international crime-fighting agencies Interpol and Europol said on…

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EU border agency says migrant arrivals in Greece drop 90 percent

ilias1 - May 15, 2016

The number of migrants arriving in Greece dropped 90 percent in April, the European Union border agency said on Friday, a sign that an agreement with Turkey…

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Refugees refuse to go to Portugal

chris1 - May 01, 2016

The EU-Turkey refugee relocation agreement is so far proving to be ineffective, as most EU countries are unwilling to open their borders to refugees and migrants. Portugal,…

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Coast guard rescues 49 migrants off Samos

Sokratis - Apr 30, 2016

The Greek coast guard rescued 49 migrants off the coast of Samos in the Aegean early on Saturday. The migrants were in a dinghy that was found…

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Piraeus: 2,680 migrants and refugees remain at the port

makis - Apr 26, 2016

Although the government has increased its efforts to move the migrants and refugees from the port of Piraeus to more suitable accommodation, a total of 2,680 still…

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Nearly 54,000 migrants and refugees stranded in Greece

makis - Apr 20, 2016

A total of 53,978 migrants and asylum-seekers are currently in Greece according to fresh data provided by the government. According to the data, which were made public…

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Migrants clash with police on Greece-FYROM border

chris1 - Apr 10, 2016

Migrants clashed with police from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Sunday after trying to scale the fence separating Greece from FYROM in the border town…

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Gov’t lost 100 migrants who were supposed to be sent back to Turkey

makis - Apr 05, 2016

The readmission operation of refugees and migrants from Greek islands to Turkey has begun with Greece having already sent back 202 people who had not applied for…