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Citizens’ Protection Minister States: “Greece Won’t Become Storage Place for Illegal Immigrants”

Greece will not become a "storage place" for Europe's illegal migrants, Greek Citizens' Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis stressed Wednesday on Corfu.  His statements were...

Human Trafficking Event Held in Athens

A special event aimed at raising public awareness on the issue of human trafficking was sponsored on Wednesday by the Foreign Ministry, the Embassy...

Senior Cypriot Policeman Held in Prostitution Case

A police officer in Cyprus has been detained for alleged involvement with a gang suspected of forcing dozens of Chinese immigrants to work as...

Hunger – striking immigrants cause government rift

Interior Minister Yiannis Ragousis issued a written statement on Thursday night expressing his disagreement to Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos’ pledge to put pressure on...

Population of Cyprus Increased 0.8% from Previous Year

The population of Cyprus in the government controlled area was estimated at 803.200 at the end of 2009.  This indicates an increase of 0.8%...

Athens University Chancellor Demands Immediate Evacuation of Immigrants

Immediate evacuation of the Athens Law School was demanded earlier this morning from the Chancellor of  Athens University, Theodosis Pelegrinis. The School remains occupied...

Theo Angelopoulos’ New Film “The Other Sea”

Theo Angelopoulos, the poet of images returned to Cyprus.  He returned to the island of Aphrodite to collect information about his new film. Apart from...

Greek Government Happy with Germany’s Illegal Immigrant Policy

Greece views Germany's decision to stop sending back illegal immigrants to Greece as: ''An important step on the road towards the renegotiation of the 'Dublin...

Riots between Right-Wing & Left-Wing Protesters, Athens

Riots broke out in Athens on Saturday at a demonstration by left-wing protesters.  The protesters are against a planned wall to stop illegal immigration between...

Frontex Report Refers to Massive Influx of Illegal Migrants in Greece

A report by the increasingly influential Frontex, the European agency responsible for the management of operational cooperation of EU member-states' external borders, refers to...

German Journalist Arrested in Greece after Photographing Military Areas

A German journalist has been arrested in north-eastern Greece for taking photographs at a military area. The 46-year-old German was arrested Friday morning in the...

Greece Considers Floating Jails to Crackdown Illegal Immigrants

Greek officials say they are considering the use of floating prisons to detain asylum seekers.  This is the latest measure being considered in a crackdown...

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