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Ferry to Transfer 3,000 Refugees to Thessaloniki

images_stories_products_55d3d0e148c3d_55cfc3c31adbf_dsc_0359.resizedThe ferry that was to transfer 3,000 refugees from Kos to Athens, will now transfer them to the Thessaloniki Port after stops to board more from the islands of Kalymnos and Leros.
The ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos” is already in the port of Kos since August 13 and on board there are already 1,800-2,000 refugees accommodated there. Originally, the destination was the Piraeus Port in order for the refugees to be processed in Athens.
Now Greek immigration authorities have decided to transfer 3,000 refugees to Thessaloniki. “Eleftherios Venizelos” sailed on Wednesday morning with destination northern Greece, including stops on the islands of Kalymnos and Leros.
The boat will pick up about 1,000 refugees from the two islands. Analysts say that immigration authorities consider to channel the 3,000 refugees to Europe through FYROM.

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