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Australia: Where Greek Migrants Got a Second Chance at a New Life

The story of how Greeks migrated from their native land to Australia is an interesting one. In 1829, the first known Greeks arrived in Australia. However, they did not arrive voluntarily. They were a group of seven sailors who were...

Albanian Residents Leaving Greece for Wealthier Countries

Many legal Albanian citizens with a valid residence permit are leaving Greece for wealthier countries, according to data released in August by the Hellenic Ministry for Migration and Asylum. According to the data issued by the Ministry in August 2021,...

Colombia, Venezuela Reopen Border After Seven Years

The border between Colombia and Venezuela officially reopened this Monday. The two countries had closed their borders seven years ago. The symbolic act was attended by Colombian President Gustavo Petro and took place on the Simón Bolívar International Bridge, the...

Thousands of Syrian Refugees ‘Seeking to Enter Greece’ Through Turkey

Greece braces for a refugee crisis on its borders with Turkey as thousands of Syrian refugees are reportedly organizing themselves to march towards Evros and try to cross into Europe. Greece's Minister of Citizen Protection Takis Theodorikakos announced on Wednesday...

Denmark to Send Immigrants to Rwanda

Rather than allowing immigrants to live in Denmark, they will be sent to Rwanda, where Danish officials will manage their asylum cases. In a joint declaration on bilateral cooperation, the two nations stated that they were  “exploring the establishment of...

Greece Busts Human Trafficking Ring Operating on Rhodes

Two hotel owners allegedly involved in a human trafficking ring that brought migrants from Turkey to Greece were arrested on Friday by police on Rhodes with the assistance of the Protection of the Sea Borders Security Directorate, the police...

Greece Stopped 154,000 Migrants from Entering This Year

Greece has prevented more than 154,000 irregular migrants from entering the country this year, Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Sunday. Some fifty thousand people attempted to cross the Turkish-Greek border in August alone, he told Greek daily Eleftheros...

Greece to Extend Fence Along the Entire Length of the Border with Turkey

Greece will extend the fence along the entire border with Turkey in order to prevent illegal immigration to the country the cabinet agreed on Tuesday. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Government Council on National Security chaired...

Greece to Expand Border Fence with Turkey by 80 Km

Greece announced on Friday it will expand the border fence at Evros on the border with Turkey by 80 kilometers (50 miles) to prevent illegal crossings by migrants. The announcement was made by Notis Mitarakis, the Greek Migration and Asylum...

170 Migrants Reach Greece in Sailboats, Suspected Smugglers Arrested

170 undocumented migrants reached the shores of the island of Kythera, Greece, on Thursday, amidst a sharp increase in illegal entry.

The Skouras Brothers, the Greek Magnates of Hollywood

Charles, George and Spyros Skouras all rose from an impoverished background to become top movie executives in Hollywood during the 20th century.

Migrants’ Rescue Details Revealed by Greek Authorities

The Greek Minister of Migration and Asylum provided details on the rescue of the group of 38 migrants in Evros River.

Group of Migrants Stranded on Evros Islet Rescued by Greek Authorities

The group of 39 migrants reported stranded on an islet in Evros River last week were rescued by Greece on Monday, August 15.

Migrants Stranded on Islet in Evros River Abandoned to Die

40 migrants trapped on an islet in Evros River plea for help as neither Greece nor Turkey assumes responsibility for their rescue.

Greek Police Dismantle Criminal Group Smuggling Migrants

Greek police say they have dismantled an international criminal organization that trafficked undocumented immigrants into and out of the country. Arrests were made throughout Athens' Attica region last week with authorities apprehending nine foreign nationals suspected of working for the...