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Cyprus blames Turkey for “sending migrants”
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Cyprus blames Turkey for “sending migrants”

Panos - Feb 23, 2021

Cyprus will lobby Brussels to take action over the “disproportionate” numbers of asylum seekers it receives, claiming Turkey has created a new Mediterranean route to the island. Nicosia…

Three boats with 123 illegal migrants and refugees arrive on Lesvos island after New Year
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Three boats with 123 illegal migrants and refugees arrive on Lesvos island after New Year

Panos - Jan 02, 2020

A total of 123 illegal migrants and refugees arrived on Lesvos island by three boats shortly after the New Year on Wednesday morning. Another 134 had arrived…

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A total of 643 migrants and refugees arrived on the Aegean islands in the last 24h

Panos - Nov 25, 2019

A total of 643 migrants and refugees arrived with boats in the last 24 hours on the Aegean islands in 17 separate incidents recorded at Lesvos, Samos,…

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Greece Wants to Return 10,000 Migrants to Turkey by the End of 2020

Panos - Oct 01, 2019

The Greek government announced today after an extraordinary meeting that it wants to send 10,000 migrants back to Turkey by the end of 2020, AFP reported. The…

Up to 1002 migrants from Moria will be relocated as refugee flows rise again
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Up to 1002 migrants from Moria will be relocated as refugee flows rise again

Panos - Sep 02, 2019

The government is moving 1.002 refugees and illegal immigrants from the refugee camp of Moria to another camp in New Kavala. As it became known on Friday…

Two migrants were discovered hidden inside bed mattresses
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Two migrants were discovered hidden inside bed mattresses

Panos - Jan 03, 2019

Two migrants were discovered hidden inside bed mattresses strapped to a van in a desperate bid to reach Europe. Shocking footage shows border officers slashing open plastic-wrapped…

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Sailboat carrying 63 irregular migrants intercepted off SW Greece

Panos - Dec 24, 2018

Sixty-three foreign nationals were arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday on charges of illegally trying to exit the country, after a crowded sailboat carrying the…

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The first Greek migrants who settled in Australia are the real heroes of the diaspora

makis - Nov 30, 2018

Young but courageous, helpless but determined to succeed, the first Greek migrants who arrived in Australia in the early 1900s, seeking a better future for themselves and…

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The concept of home through the eyes of a child of Greek migrants

makis - Nov 06, 2018

“Photography has always been it for me,” says Anna Kiparis, who discovered her passion for the medium at the age of 15. The child of Greek migrants,…

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Nine migrants drown off coast of western Turkey

Panos - Aug 09, 2018

At least nine people, including children, died Thursday after a boat carrying 13 illegal migrants capsized off western Turkey’s Kuşadası coast. Coast guard units and numerous ambulances…

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Greece: More than 12.000 migrants granted asylum in 2017!

makis - Apr 19, 2018

In 12.015 people were granted asylum by Greece last year, according to the latest Eurostat data, which is the seventh highest in relation to the population, in…

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Afghan migrants clash in Greece Island leaving 4 dead, wounded

Panos - Nov 27, 2017

The Afghan migrants clashed among each other in a Greek island leaving at least four people dead or wounded, the country’s police officials said Sunday. The incident…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…