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Man opens fire on police in Omonia

Police exchanged gunfire in central Omonia Square with a man “acting suspiciously” on Saturday morning, authorities said. According to reports, the man, a foreign national, allegedly opened fire on police, injuring one officer, after refusing to stop for questioning while walking down the street. Police said they fired back and eventually caught up with the […]

Schools set to open Monday

Pupils at junior and high schools across Greece are expected to start the new academic year Monday as public schools open, with the Education Ministry issuing new regulations for the enrollment of refugee and migrant children staying at state reception facilities. Following the beginning of term, school teachers were scheduled to carry out a 24-hour […]

Refugees rush to Greek camp on rumours border will open

Hundreds of hopeful refugees flooded back to Greece’s overwhelmed Idomeni camp on the border with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on Sunday following rumours that the closed frontier would be forced open. The renewed influx came as Greek authorities were trying to evacuate an estimated 11,500 people who were stranded at the squalid camp […]

“Hotspot” migrant centres to open in Greece this week

Greece will open four migrant registration centres in time for an EU summit this week, a government source told AFP on Monday, as Athens comes under heavy pressure to control the massive influx to Europe. Four of Greece’s five “hotspot” centres will formally open by Wednesday on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Leros and Samos, […]