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Norway Funds Migrant Reception Center in Greece

Greece and Norway have agreed to use funding from the European Economic Area and Norway Grants to establish a new reception center on the island...

EU Leaders Consider Drastic Measures to Save Migrants in the Mediterranean

European Union member-states' leaders are considering ways to double the financial sources they could use in order to prevent tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea...

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...

Turkish News Website: 156 Greek Islands Belong to Turkey

Not 16, but 156 Turkish islands and islets in the Aegean Sea are occupied by Greece, said a Turkish news website odatv.com report. The report...

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...

Greek, Italian Activists Launch Flotilla Against Syria Chemicals

A group of 40 Greek and Italian activists set off in a flotilla from the port of Chania on the island of Crete, Greece,...

Overfishing Threatens Mediterranean Fish

According to a recent research from the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR), fish population in the Mediterranean Sea is showing a continuing and alarming decrease...

Protests in Crete Over Syrian Chemicals Destruction

On Saturday July 19, residents, unionists and members of environmental organizations blocked the road to the NATO naval base in Souda Bay, Crete, protesting...

Greece, Cyprus, Israel Agreement on the Protection of Mediterranean

Greece, Cyprus and Israel, preparing for the exploration of hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean Sea, on Tuesday signed an agreement for the protection of the environment from...

Magnitude-5.6 Quake Strikes South of Crete, 2 Days After 5.9 Temblor

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake has struck in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Greek island of Crete but no damage or casualties have been reported. The...

Crete is a Mediterranean ‘Treasure’ of Aromatic Plants and Herbs

The promotion of Crete's endemic plants should be given a boost soon, says Cretan community's representatives. During this past weekend, as part of an event...

The Poor…Seas of Greece

The largest fish populations are found in the seas of Spain and Italy, while the Greek and Turkish waters verge on the brink of...

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