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Three Million Migrants Waiting to Cross into Greece, Says EU Commissioner Avramopoulos

While visiting Athens on Thursday, European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said that there are approximately 3 million refugees waiting to cross into Greece...

Mayors of Aegean Islands in Brussels to Discuss Migration Issue

The mayors of five Aegean islands are in Brussels invited by European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos. The mayors of the islands of Lesvos Spyros...

EU Commission: Member States Must Fulfill Obligations for Migrant Relocation Plan

In an effort to re-establish the migrant relocation plan from Italy and Greece, to other EU countries, the European union has called out its...

Avramopoulos: EU Member-States Must Speed Up Pace of Relocation

Greece is fulfilling its obligations in managing migration and now it is time for EU member-states to show solidarity and accelerate the rate of...

UNHCR High Commissioner Lepri: Greece has Ignored Proposals for Helping Migrants at Camps

On Thursday Giovanni Lepri of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees spoke to reporters claiming that the UN had given Greece's Migration Ministry...

Avramopoulos: Alleviating the Situation on the Greek Islands a ‘Humanitarian Imperative’

All Greeks and Europeans have a humanitarian imperative to alleviate the situation on the Greek islands, for the migrants as well as for the...

Europe to be Sending Migrants Back to Greece Starting in March

European Union member states are to be sending migrants and refugees back to Greece beginning in mid-March, the European Commission announced on Thursday. The decision...

The Refugee Crisis Is Not Over; Relocations Must Be Accelerated, Says EU Commissioner Avramopoulos

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos called on the EU state members to continue and accelerate the refugee relocations from Greece and Italy and...

Greek Gov’t in Search of Plan to Transfer Migrants if EU-Turkey Deal Fails

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos on Friday warned that EU-Turkey deal must be kept, otherwise the neighboring country would unleash waves of migrants...

Commissioner Avramopoulos: 60,000 Illegal Migrants Trapped in Greece

European Commissioner for migration issues Dimitris Avramopoulos said that even though the number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe has dropped, there are...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos Says Migrant Crisis Is Better This Year

The migrant situation  is better than last year, EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said at a press conference of the Justice and Home...

EC’s Recommendation for Greece to Implement Dublin Regulation and Take Refugees Back

The European Commission is calling upon Greece to implement a series of actions on refugees and migrants, such as the so-called Dublin Regulation by...

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