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Number of Migrants Rises in Greece as EU Fails in Relocation Efforts

More than five thousand refugees and migrants came to Greece during the first sixty-three days of 2019, according to the most recent data from...

Ready to Go? Greek Island Will Pay You to Live There

A joint plan drawn up by the Metropolitan Bishop of Kythera and Monemvasia along with the local council of the small island of Antikythera,...

France to Take 234 Asylum Seekers from Greece

France announced that they will take 234 asylum seekers from Greece on Wednesday October 18th, as part of a Europe-wide program of relocation. In a...

DW: ‘The Misery Is Still Real’ in Refugee Camps in Greece

Conditions in refugee facilities on Greek islands are still dire, says a Deutsche Welle report, quoting a Medecins Sans Frontieres doctor. The Human Rights Organization...

European Commission Stresses Need for Faster Resolution in Resettling Refugees

On Wednesday an announcement by the European Commission stressed the need to pick up the pace at which the resettlement program for refugees is...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos Says Migrant Crisis Is Better This Year

The migrant situation  is better than last year, EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said at a press conference of the Justice and Home...

EU Relocation Program: 3,493 People Relocated from Greece

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) presented data for the EU resettlement program for this week that showed that 82 asylum seekers, including 11...

UNHCR Chief Wants Refugee Relocation Program to be Amped Up

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on Wednesday to discuss the refugee flow...

Brexit to Hamper Refugee Relocation in the EU, Says Migration Minister

Britain’s exit from the European Union will curve an already minimal appetite among member-states to push ahead with the relocation of refugees from Greece...

Avramopoulos Welcomes 31 Refugees from Greece to Portugal

The migrant and refugee issue and EU security matters will dominate the contacts between the political leadership of Portugal and EU Commissioner for Migration,...

Idomeni Refugee Eviction Complete, Trains to Resume Operation

Greek public broadcaster ERT reported that the eviction of refugees and migrants from the town of Idomeni is complete. The site, near the Greek...

Refugee Relocation Progressing at Snail’s Pace: Just 3% of Target Met

The European Commission has not met the target it set two months ago for the relocation of 20,000 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy...

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