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Greece Bans Ferry Travel to Islands to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Greece has toughened its response to people who have ignored warnings to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak, announcing that only islanders will...

EU to Offer €2000 to Migrants on Greek Islands to Return to Their Countries

The European Union's Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced from Athens on Thursday that Brussels will offer €2,000 ($2,250) to every migrant currently living...

Turkey Repeats Call for the Demilitarization of Sixteen Greek Islands

The Turkish defense minister Hulusi Akar called again on Sunday for the demilitarization of sixteen Aegean islands, claiming that Greece is violating international agreements. In...

South Aegean Islands Gain Most from Lucrative Greek Tourist Trade in 2019

Tourist arrivals to the islands of the South Aegean region of Greece reached new and historic levels in 2019, surpassing the record performance of...

Greece Transfers 500 Asylum Seekers From the Islands to Mainland

The transportation of 500 individuals from the Aegean islands to accommodation facilities for asylum seekers throughout Greece was underway on Tuesday. The transfer began on...

Migrant Influx to Greece Continues Through Christmas Despite Severe Weather

Despite the ongoing severe weather conditions and freezing temperatures which have prevailed in Greece over the past several days, the influx of migrants from...

2,152 New Migrants Arrive on Greek Shores in First Two Weeks of November

An additional 2,152 migrants and refugees arrived on the shores of Greece from November 1 to November 14, 2019, according to official data. More specifically,...

Greece Aims for “Fair” Distribution of Migrants Throughout Mainland

The Greek government under pressure from some local communities who are resisting the hosting of migrants, spelled out its new policy on Tuesday for what...

Plan Revealed to Transfer 10,000 Immigrants from Islands to Mainland

According to a plan of Greece's Ministry of Citizens' Protection, up to ten thousand migrants, including economic refugees and asylum seekers, are expected to be...

Greece’s Milos Ranked Among Ten Most Beautiful Islands in the World

According to a new list published by CNN Travel on Tuesday, the Greek island of Milos is among the ten most beautiful islands in...

Migrants Arriving from Turkey Sleep on the Streets on Greece’s Symi

The problem of the increasing migrant flows from Turkey to European shores was recently highlighted by the local authorities of the island of Symi. Symi...

Greece Summons Turkish Ambassador To Protest Migrant Arrivals on Lesvos

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendas summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Greece, Burak Özügergin, on Friday to protest the huge numbers of migrants who arrived from...

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