North Aegean Islands on Strike to Protest VAT Hike, Migrant Overflow

The islands of Chios, Samos and Kos on Wednesday followed Lesvos in a general strike in order to protest the value added tax (VAT) hike...

Migration Minister Mouzalas Describes Delays in Refugee Management at LIBE Meeting

The responsibilities of Europe as well as Greece for the so far failed attempt to manage the refugee crisis were stressed by Alternate Migration...

NATO Force Begins Patrols Along Turkish Coast to Control Traffickers

The NATO force in the Aegean on Tuesday began patrols along the Turkish coast to control and stop the lines to Greece used by...

IOM Report: Over 1,500 Refugees Reached the Greek Islands in November

Μigrant and refugee flows to Lesvos and other Greek islands in the northeastern Aegean remained high in November, based on the latest figures released...

Greek Alternate ForMin: ‘Greece Is the Guardian of European Civilization’

Greece guards the national and European borders and is not going to sink boats with children, Alternate Foreign Minister responsible for European Affairs Nikos...

Four Immigrants Drown Fleeing to Greece

Four immigrants drowned on Thursday night after their boat -- heading to Greece --  sank offshore Balıkesir's Burhaniye in Turkey. The boat that was carrying immigrants set...

New Shelter for Unaccompanied Migrant Children Opens in Athens

Presenting a new shelter set up in Athens to house unaccompanied children that enter Greece as migrants, Greek Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Tasia...

Greek Migration Ministry: ‘1,000 Migrants and Refugees Will Leave from the Aegean Islands’

It was estimated that 57,034 identified refugees and migrants were on the Greek territory on Wednesday while 119 new arrivals were reported in the...

Austria Warns Greece About Exclusion from Schengen Zone

Greece has received more pressure on the refugee crisis on Saturday as Austria's Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner warned that Athens faces "temporary exclusion" from...

Greek Police Allegedly Use Stun Grenade Close to FYROM Border

AFP reported that Greek Police used a stun grenade against migrants and refugees close to the border with FYROM on Monday. The reported incident took place in the village...

Prime Minister Tsipras Proposes Five Measures to Tackle EU Migrant Crisis

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proposed five measures to tackle migration and refugee flows on a European level, during his address at the two-day summit...

Greece Guarding the EU’s External Borders, PM Tsipras Reiterates

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday expressed his government's determination not to remain in the position of a passive observer, but to claim...

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