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Mouzalas: We Plan to Close Most Refugee Camps in 2017, Move People into Apartments

The Greek government is planning to close most refugee camps in 2017 and transfer 10,000 people to apartments, Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said...

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...

Refugees Block Migration Min Mouzalas From Entering Elliniko Hotspot

Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas was confronted on Monday by protesting migrants during his visit to the Elliniko Refugee Center, South of Athens. The migrants,...

Migration Min: EU Funds for Migration Granted in a Transparent Way

The EU funds granted to Greece in order to deal with the refugee issue were granted in a transparent manner, Minister for Migration Policy...

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...

ND Officials Criticize Government for Missing Civil Servants Hired to Work in Hot-Spots

Two New Democracy (ND) officials accused the government on Monday of hiring thousands of civil servants to work in island hotspots, many of which...

‘Not Looking for Excuses for Moria; We Were Caught Unprepared’ Says Minister

The ministry of migration was caught unprepared by the freezing weather, Greek Alternate Defense Minister Dimitris Vitsas said on Wednesday, talking to Real FM...

European Commission Calls Refugee Camp Conditions in Greece ‘Untenable’ (video)

Footage from a migrant camp hit by snowfall on the island of Lesvos has led the European Commission to describe the situation of migrants...

Left out in the Cold: Migrants at Moria Camp Living in Snow Covered Tents

Despite statements by Greek Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas on Thursday, there are still migrants living in outdoor tents in the snow with no...

Refugees are no Longer Living in the Cold, Says Migration Minister

The government has successfully completed the procedure of overwintering in camps and refugee centers around the country and there are no more refugees or...

Refugees in Greece Will Receive Cash Instead of Meals

Starting in March, refugees in Greece will be getting money for food instead of free meals, said Deputy Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas on Monday. Mouzalas...

Refugees Leave Camp Near Athens Due to Snowy Weather

Dozens of refugee families left the Malakasa camp on Thursday due to bad weather, searching for better living conditions. Despite the fact that the tents...

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