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Oreokastro: Major tension at refugee center over fatal collision

makis - Oct 17, 2016

A woman and one child were tragically killed outside the refugee center in Oreokastro after being struck by a passing car, causing major tension in the area…

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Chios: Parents association calls “referendum” for refugee children

makis - Oct 12, 2016

The parents and guardians association of the 7th elementary school on Chios has decided to call a 'referendum', asking parents to decide whether to accept refugee children…

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Lucky few leave Greece under refugee relocation plan

makis - Sep 28, 2016

The bus winding its way through the pre-dawn darkness of Athens’s empty streets marks the end of months of danger, hardship and uncertainty. After surviving war, smugglers…

POLITICS
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Tsipras: “The refugee crisis is a collective affair”

makis - Sep 21, 2016

The refugee crisis is a global challenge that the world will either manage collectively, coherently and based on international law, or it will either fail, underlined Greeke…

GREECE
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Refugee families desiring repatriation to be accomodated at Amygdaleza

makis - Sep 20, 2016

The site in Amygdaleza that was formerly used as a refugee detention facility has been converted to accommodate families of refugees that wish to be repatriated via…

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Investigation into Coast Guard officer assault against refugee

Panos - Aug 29, 2016

The Minister of Shipping Theodoros Dritsas and the Chief of the Coast Guard Stamatis Raptis have ordered an investigation, after a video surfaced which shows a Coast…

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Greek officials fear rise in refugee arrivals after coup attempt in Turkey

makis - Jul 18, 2016

Following the recent dramatic developments in Turkey, Greek authorities are on alert as they fear a possible increase in refugee arrivals. According to Coast Guard officials, the…

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Violence breaks out at refugee hospitality center on Samos

makis - Jun 03, 2016

Huge fights broke out at the refugee hospitality center at Vathy on the island of Samos on Thursday evening. Similar fights also broke out on Lesvos on…

GREECE
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Idomeni refugee camp evacuation operation continues

makis - May 26, 2016

The evacuation of the informal refugee camp at the northern Greek town of Idomeni continued on Wednesday, with about 1,000 people being transferred via bus to hospitality…

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A refugee who was hit by a police car,died of his injuries

Sokratis - Apr 23, 2016

A Syrian refugee, who was hit by a police car at Idomeni camp on the Greece-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) border sparking riots, died of his…

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Authorities target misinformation at refugee camp

makis - Mar 28, 2016

The Greek government said Monday it plans to clamp down on the dissemination of false information to migrants and refugees stranded at the tent city near Idomeni…

FINANCE
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EU-Turkey deal to return refugees from Greece comes into force

ilias1 - Mar 20, 2016

The deal between the EU and Turkey on returning migrants who cross the Aegean sea to Greece has come into effect. Any refugees arriving in Greece can…

GREECE
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Minister sees refugee crisis easing by week’s end

Sokratis - Mar 12, 2016

The situation in the sprawling camp of Idomeni in northern Greece and at Piraeus port will be eased by the end of the week with the creation…

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Greece to declare a state of emergency

ilias1 - Feb 29, 2016

The Greek government has acknowledged that it considers declaring a state of emergency to deal with the refugee crisis and that it has already submitted to the…

GREECE
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Demonstrations in Diavata over the development of a refugee center

makis - Feb 10, 2016

A group of local residents in Diavata have demonstrated against the conversion of a disused military facility into a refugee camp and appear determined to prevent further…

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ND leader’s initiatives on refugee issue

makis - Jan 29, 2016

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) spokesman Giorgos Koumoutsakos told reporters on Friday ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will undertake a series of actions aiming to support the country’s…

GREECE
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Number of refugee arrivals in Lesvos in spring could exceed 2015 numbers

makis - Jan 11, 2016

The number of refugees and migrants that authorities on Lesvos will have to manage this spring are likely to be so high that those recorded in 2015…

WORLD
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Turkish coast guard rescues 57 stranded on tiny island

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

The Turkish coast guard has rescued 57 people who were stranded on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea after attempting to reach Greece. The state-run Anadolu…