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DEFENCE
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German minister says refugee, migrant crisis may have peaked

chris1 - Apr 03, 2016

On the eve of the first expulsions of refugees from Greece to Turkey under a deal to slow the influx of migrants to western Europe, Germany's interior…

DEFENCE
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Turkey preparing for up to 500 migrants from Greece Monday, says minister

chris1 - Apr 03, 2016

Turkey has prepared to take in up to 500 migrants from Greece on Monday under a plan agreed with the EU to reduce the flow of illegal…

GREECE
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Scuffles break out between migrants, police at Greece’s northern border

makis - Mar 29, 2016

Dozens of migrants and refugees who have blocked a railway track on Greece’s northern in demand that neighboring Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) allow them passage,…

GREECE
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Minister proposes scheme to seek investors among refugees, migrants

Sokratis - Mar 27, 2016

Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas on Sunday suggested the Greek government may look for potential investors among wealthy refugees and migrants by examining the economic profile of…

GREECE
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Two migrants found dead on Greek island

chris1 - Mar 20, 2016

Two migrants have been found dead on a boat that arrived on the Greek island of Lesvos, on the first day of the implementation of an agreement…

GREECE
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Rising migrant tension prompts more security

chris1 - Mar 20, 2016

Growing unrest among thousands of stranded migrants and refugees across Greece over the last few days has prompted authorities to increase security at camps and shelters. “As…

GREECE
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Bulgaria sends humanitarian aid to Greece

chris1 - Mar 13, 2016

Bulgaria on Sunday sent some 5,000 blankets, 155 tents, 500 mattresses and 150 beds, as well as pillows, bed linen and other essential items to Greece to…

GREECE
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Greece steps up efforts to move migrants to sheltered camps

ilias1 - Mar 13, 2016

Greece increased efforts on Saturday to move thousands of migrants near the border with Macedonia to sheltered camps, as the spread of infection became a concern with…

FINANCE
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Hollande vows ‘no concessions’ to Turkey on rights, visas in migrant deal

chris1 - Mar 13, 2016

French President Francois Hollande said Saturday that the EU must not grant Turkey any concessions on human rights or visas in exchange for guarantees to stem the…

GREECE
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EU to give Greece May deadline to register migrants

ilias1 - Mar 05, 2016

Europe will set Greece a deadline of May 12 to register all migrants in an orderly fashion or face more border controls, Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told…

POLITICS
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Turkey raises anti-smuggling steps but faces uphill struggle

chris1 - Feb 28, 2016

Turkey all but turned a blind eye last year as more than 850,000 people, most of them Syrians, slipped into Greece from Turkey on smugglers' boats. Now…

GREECE
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Greece seeks to stem migrant flow as thousands trapped by border limits

ilias1 - Feb 26, 2016

Greece moved to slow the flow of migrants from its islands to the mainland on Friday as thousands of homeless refugees were trapped in the country by…

GREECE
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Mouzalas: Five police chiefs are overturning EU decision on refugees

Panos - Feb 24, 2016

The Alternate Minister of Migration Policy Yannis Mouzalas has condemned the decision of Balkan states to set limitations on the flow of refugees, which in turn is…

GREECE
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Refugees and migrants outnumber Kastelorizo’s residents

chris1 - Feb 21, 2016

More than 700 migrants and refugees have reached the Greek island of Kastelorizo over the past few days, since traffickers have found a passage on the island.…

GREECE
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Migrants to be spread throughout the country, says Dritsas

makis - Feb 11, 2016

Despite the fact that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Minister of Defence Panos Kammenos stated that hotspots will be ready within next week, Shipping Minister Theodoros…

GREECE
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Talks held on return of migrants amid Aegean tragedies

Sokratis - Jan 23, 2016

Greek police officers met with representatives of the European Commission and EU border agency Frontex on Friday in a bid to settle a recent dispute over the…

GREECE
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Most Thessaloniki arrests in December involved migrants

Sokratis - Jan 09, 2016

Police in Thessaloniki said they made 1,749 arrests in December and seized 32,187 euros that was linked to alleged illegal activity. A total of 1,081 of those…

GREECE
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sets up studio on Lesvos to highlight plight of refugees

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has set up a studio on the Greek island of Lesbos to highlight the plight of refugees. The island has been the main…

WORLD
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Dangerous Mediterranean crossing killed record number of migrants in 2015

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

More than 3,770 migrants and refugees died in 2015 trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, making the year the deadliest on record for those…