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Greek Government Vows to Improve Migrant Living Conditions

The Greek government aims to transfer 6,000 people from island refugee areas to the mainland by early 2019, Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas said...

Portugal’s Interior Minister Visits Refugee Center in Athens (video)

Greece’s Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas, accompanied by visiting Portuguese Interior Minister Eduardo Cabrita, paid a joint visit to the Eleonas refugee reception center,...

Greece ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Increased Migrant Flow

Greece' minister for Migration has expressed his "deep concern" over the increasing trend of refugee and migrant flows to the country in recent weeks. Speaking...

Greece and Cyprus Discuss Arms Sales in EU Framework

Ministers from Greece and Cyprus discussed possibilities for cooperation in the defence industry within the framework of the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), on Monday. Cyprus...

Vitsas Says ‘Irrational’ for Turkey to Cause Fait Accompli in Cyprus’ EEZ

Any attempt on the part of Turkey to pose obstacles and cause a fait accompli in Cyprus' maritime area would be irrational, Alternate Defence...

Greek Dep DefMin: We Deal With Turkish Provocations Calmly and With Determination

"We operate based on three things: composure, calm, determination," said Greece's Deputy Defense Minister Dimitris Vitsas on Wednesday in light of recent provocations by...

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...

Refurbished Ritsona Camp Opens to 160 Refugee Families

The refurbishment of Ritsona camp will improve the living conditions of the refugees who live there by providing full catering and healthcare, Alternate Defense...

The Situation in Turkey is Strange and Remains Uncertain, Alternate Def. Min Says

As Turkey is in a strange situation - the situation has not normalized yet - you always have some concerns and you ought to...

Trial of Turkish Military Personnel Postponed in Greece

The Alexandroupolis first instance court on Monday has granted a three-day postponement in the trial of eight Turkish military men who fled to Greece...

Preserving History, Fighting neo-Nazism are Best Ways to Honour Victims of Distomo, Says Minister

The best way to honour the victims of the Nazi atrocities in the village of Distomo is to preserve the historical memory and stop...

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