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Immigration Minister Calls Migrants in the Streets ‘Tourist Attraction’

Greece’s Deputy Immigration Minister Tasia Christodoulopoulou called the thousands of migrants sleeping in the streets of Athens and Aegean Sea islands a "tourist attraction." Speaking...

Greek Islands Can’t Handle Mass Migrant Influx

The situation in several islands of the Aegean Sea is out of control as hundreds of refugees and irregular migrants arrive daily from the...

Greece Takes Emergency Measures for Flood of Refugees and Migrants

The Greek government has announced a series of emergency measures to deal with the flood of refugees and illegal migrants who land in Greek...

Greece Asks EC for Emergency Funds to Tackle Flood of Refugees

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in continuous communication with the European Commissioner on Immigration issues and with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and...

Migrant Who Gave Birth in Sinking Boat Transferred to Athens Hospital

A woman from Cameroon who gave birth to twins inside a sinking boat carrying illegal migrants to Greece was transferred to an Athens hospital...

Illegal Migrants and Refugees Camp in Downtown Athens

Omonoia Square and surrounding streets in downtown Athens, Greece, turned into a camp for refugees and illegal migrants as hundreds were transferred in the...

Entry of Illegal Migrants in Greece Increased 223%

More than 165,000 illegal migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea the first 10 months of 2014, according to figures released by the United Nations. Illegal migrant...

Another 182 Undocumented Immigrants Arrested at Sea

A wooden vessel carrying 138 undocumented immigrants was tracked by a Latvian Coast Guard patrol east of Symi island in the Dodecanese, Greece. Latvian...

Greek Authorities Arrest 77 Illegal Immigrants in Mykonos

Greek authorities arrested 77 migrants trying to enter the country illegally in the sea area of Mykonos. The migrants – 53 men, 12 women and...

Less Crime in Greece in 2014

Crime rate has dropped in the first semester of 2014 compared to the previous year, according to a Greek Police report released on Thursday....

PM Samaras has Luncheon with Italian PM Renzi in Florence

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had a luncheon with his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi in Florence on Friday, following the latter's invitation. The Prime Ministers...

New Vessel to Patrol Illegal Immigration Flows

The Hellenic Coast Guard will soon enrich its fleet with a new open-sea patrol vessel, the Stan Patrol 5509. The problem of illegal immigration flows...

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