UN: EU Should Overhaul Syrian Refugees Policy

AP - The U.N. refugee agency is urging the European Union to overhaul its policy toward Syrian refugees, warning that the number of fatal...

Greek Coast Guard Picks up 237 Migrants in Eastern Aegean

A total of 237 undocumented migrants and three human traffickers were intercepted within 24 hours in several incidents in eastern Aegean Sea islands, the...

Greek Pilot Turned Human Trafficker

A Greek pilot and flight attendant were recently revealed to have taken part in a human trafficking ring that transferred migrants to EU countries. Within Greek...

Immigrants in Lesvos Live in Horrid Conditions

A new wave of immigration has the humanitarian crisis on the Greek island of Lesvos more dire than at any time in recent history. According to local media,...

Patras Police Arrest Migrant Traffickers

Greek police in the port of Patras in southern Greece have recently arrested five members of a migrant trafficking group operating out of Greece and...

The Incredible Story of A Baby That Survived 4 Days at Sea

The incredible story of baby girl who managed to survive while both her parents drowned last week has shocked and moved all of Greece. The 17-month old girl...

Athens Pleased with Migration Portfolio, ‘Hot Potato’ Says the Opposition

Greece's coalition government seems to be pleased with the appointment of Dimitris Avramopoulos as Migration Commissioner. it is considered a sign of trust toward Athens....

Anti-racism Bill Gets Necessary Parliamentary Majority

After the request of SYRIZA and Golden Dawn for roll call vote, Greece 's anti-racism bill got the necessary Parliamentary majority. As expected, there was a...

Greece’s Migration Map: Where do Foreigners Come From

The 2011 population census recorded a major reversal compared to data from other decades. According to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT),...

Avramopoulos to Become Migration Commissioner

Although president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker is still interviewing candidates for Commissioners, EurActiv has seen a draft organigram prepared by his services dated September 2, in...

Syria, Iraq Spur Migration Crisis in Greece

PIRAEUS, (AP) - Greece has requested emergency additional funding from the European Union's border protection agency, saying that war in Syria and Iraq is...

Sharp Rise in Illegal Migration Flow in Eastern Aegean

Greek Coast Guard forces in the eastern Aegean sea have been put on high-level alert in order to deal with an increase in migration flow in...

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