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Greece Fined for Death of Syrian Refugee Shot by Coastguards

The European court of human rights has ruled that Greece violated a Syrian refugee's right to life when coastguards opened fire on a migrant smugglers' vessel and the Syrian was shot in the head. The Strasbourg-based court ruled that Greece...

Record Migration Expected in 2024, ICMPD Report Says

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has released a new report which forecasts record levels of displacement resulting from war and conflict in 2024. The migration think tank states in its report, released today on Wednesday, January 17th,...

At Least Three Migrants Dead Off Greece’s Lesvos

Authorities in Greece say at least three people died after a boat carrying refugees and migrants tried to cross from the Turkish coast to the island of Lesvos on Wednesday morning amid northerly winds of nine Beaufort. The boat reached...

US Immigration Crisis Worsens as Blinken Heads to Mexico

The migration crisis in the US is worsening, due to a sharp increase in the number of irregular migrants trying to enter the country from Mexico. By Josep Freixes According to US authorities, around 10,000 people try to enter the country...

New EU Pact on Migrants: What Does It Mean for Greece?

The EU reached an agreement on Wednesday on new rules designed to share the cost of hosting migrants more evenly between member states. The New Pact on Migration and Asylum that will come into effect next year obliges member states...

Greece Gives Migrants 3-year Permits to Tackle Labor Shortage

On Tuesday, Greece's Parliament approved a new law by a huge majority. The law will grant three-year permits to migrants to tackle the country's labor shortage. It foresees granting three-year stay and work permits to migrants who entered Greece illegally....

Greece Accused of Scant Investigation Into Fatal Migrant Boat Sinking

On Thursday, Greece was accused of inadequately investigating the circumstances surrounding a migrant boat sinking that claimed the lives of hundreds six months ago. The joint report by leading international human rights groups, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, asserts...

Greece Plans Migrant Regularization Program to Combat Labor Shortages

In response to severe labor shortages, Greece is unveiling an ambitious program for a migrant regularization program. Despite a recent surge in illegal arrivals, Dimitris Kairidis, Greece's Minister for Migration, announced the initiative aimed at approximately 300,000 undocumented migrants or...

4 Children Among 5 Dead in 2 Migrant Boat Sinkings in Greece

Four children were among five people who died in two separate migrant boat sinkings off the islands of Lesvos and Samos in Greece on Monday. The coast guard said four people died and 18 were rescued after a boat carrying...

The Greeks of Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, the capital of Colombia and a sprawling mega-city of almost ten million inhabitants, is home to a grand total of approximately 150 Greeks. With its rich history, vibrant arts scene, and breathtaking landscapes, Bogota offers visitors a unique and...

EU Border Agency to Reduce Presence in Greece Amid Abuse Probe

Frontex, the EU border agency, may redirect some of its resources based in Greece to other regions where demand may be higher. Concurrently, in response to alleged abuses revealed through video evidence obtained by The New York Times, there is...

Ellis Island: Thousands of Greeks’ First Sight of America

All the Greeks who arrived in the New World as of April 11, 1890 had to pass through Ellis Island, which became the designated immigration station for arrivals in New York City after that date. Almost all immigrants to the United...

A Gift to Erdogan? Greece Evicts Dozens of Kurds from Lavrio Shelter

Police in Greece removed more than 50 Kurds from a building in the town of Lavrio, southeast of Athens, which Turkey has claimed was a cover for Kurdish militants. The police in a statement said they had transferred 26 men,...

European Border Agency Probes Greece on Alleged Illegal Deportation of Migrants

The European Union's border agency has requested "clarifications and information" from Greece's coast guard regarding two reported incidents of migrants allegedly being unlawfully deported back to Turkey after crossing by boat, a European official claimed on Friday. Frontex's executive director,...

Nine Charged With Trafficking Over Greece Migrant Boat Disaster

Nine Egyptians have been charged with human trafficking offenses following the migrant boat disaster off Greece last week that claimed hundreds of lives. They will remain in custody until their trial. The suspects, arrested last week in the port of...