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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...

Tear Gas From Turkey Thrown to Greece; Greek Police Officer Injured

Tensions on Greece's border with Turkey in Evros continued on Sunday, with tear gas canisters lobbed over the fence from the Turkish side leaving...

Greece Announces Strictest-Possible Border Controls To Prevent Coronavirus Spread 

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Thursday that Greece will use the European Union's Regulation 2016/399 and tighten up border controls in order to...

Greece Now Issues Asylum Decisions in Twenty-Four Days

Greece's Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Friday that the country can now issue a decision on asylum applications in 24 days, a period...

Greece Re-creates Ministry of Migration in Apparent Policy U-Turn

The Greek government on Wednesday announced the creation of a new Ministry of Migration and Asylum as part of efforts to accelerate its policy...

Greece and Italy Make Joint Demand for EU-Wide Solution of Migration Issue

The nations of Greece and Italy made a joint request on Wednesday for a European-Union-wide solution to the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis which the...

PM Mitsotakis Declares “Greece is Not an Unfenced Vineyard” for Migrants

Using a folksy Greek phrase, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated on Friday that Greece is reaching its limits regarding the refugee and migrant...

Turkey Lectures Greece on Humane Treatment of Migrants

The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday issued a long press release lecturing Greece on how to deal with the migrant problem and...

PM Mitsotakis Says Greece Can No Longer Be “Convenient Parking for Refugees and Migrants”

The German newspaper Handelsblatt published a front-page interview today with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who spoke to interviewers about Greece's economy, migration, and how...

Next EU Commission VP Schinas Declares Brussels’ Main Priority is Migration

Margaritis Schinas, the next Vice President of the European Commission, said on Thursday that a new, integrated, coherent and sustainable European policy on handling...

Car Crash With Migrant Smugglers Leaves 13 Injured in Evros, Greece

Another car crash involving illegally smuggled migrants took place in Greece's Evros region on Saturday. According to initial information from the local police, a vehicle...

Situation on Samos Deteriorates as Migrant Flows Continue to Arrive

The situation on the Greek island of Samos is deteriorating as days go by, due to the huge number of refugees and migrants that...

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