At Least 3 Dead as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Mykonos, Greece
At least three people – two women and one man – drowned after a migrant boat capsized off the coast of Mykonos, Greece on Friday. After the incident, coast guard officers had observed two migrants swimming near the shores of...
Greek PM Orders Investigation into Migrant Expulsions
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis responded on Tuesday to the video purportedly showing the forced expulsion of migrants at sea from Greek territory calling the incident unacceptable and confirming an ongoing investigation. The video, presented by The New York Times,...
EU Calls for Inquiry Into Greece’s Expulsion of Migrants
The EU has called on Greece to open an independent inquiry into video footage that emerged purportedly showing the forced expulsion of migrants at sea from Greek territory. The video footage was captured by an Austrian activist on the Greek...
Damning Video Proves Greece Abandons Migrants at Sea Says NYT
A New York Times (NYT) investigation claims that Greece has abandoned migrants at sea in the latest scathing report by a major news organization regarding migrant pushbacks. The footage, taken by an Austrian activist on Lesvos last month, was brought...
Greece Extends €250,000 “Golden Visa” Program by 3 Months
The "Golden Visa" program in Greece has been extended for an additional three months, allowing individuals who are not citizens of the European Union to acquire residency by purchasing a property for €250,000. After this period, the minimum cost required...
Football Club Helps Migrants in Greece to Overcome Challenges
Migrants in Greece have set up a football team to earn recognition and through their skills combat racism and xenophobia. By Evan Bourtis In the December 2021 finals match of the Anexartito.com Summer Cup, organized by Greece’s largest amateur football league,...
Contract For Greece’s Evros Border Fence Extension Signed
The Greek Prime Minister said he will continue to pursue EU funding for the barrier fence along the Evros border with Turkey.
Italy Shipwreck Death Toll Rises As More Bodies Pulled From Sea
Tragedy struck off the coast of Italy's Calabria region as a wooden sailing boat carrying refugees reportedly crashed into rocks; the death toll has so far reached 62. Rescue efforts recovered the bodies of two more victims from the sea,...
At Least Three Die as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Lesvos, Greece
At least three migrants died and several are missing after a migrant boat capsized and sank off the island of Lesvos, Greece on Tuesday. The boat carrying at least 41 migrants sank after crashing into rocks off the island’s coast,...
At Least Four Dead after Migrant Boat Sinks Off Leros, Greece
At least four migrants died and several are missing after a migrant boat capsized and sank off the island of Leros, Greece on Sunday. Three children died in a hospital on Leros island after being rescued from a remote part...
The Oldest Greek School in the United States Still Stands
Incredibly, the very first wooden schoolhouse in the United States which is still standing was operated by Greek immigrants.
U.S. Embassy Offers Scholarship to Over 40 Young Refugees in Greece
The U.S. Embassy in Greece announced recently that it is partnering with The American College of Greece to offer fully funded scholarships to at-risk refugees, migrants, and displaced students with financial needs for undergraduate and graduate degrees at Deree. Through...
Syrian Refugee Who Inspired Netflix’s ‘Swimmers’ on Trial in Greece
The trial of a Syrian refugee and competitive swimmer whose story inspired the Netflix film The Swimmers is set to begin on the island of Lesvos, Greece on Friday. Sarah Mardini, a prominent human rights worker, is one of twenty-four...
Somali Sentenced to Life in Greece for Trafficking Wins Appeal
A Somali migrant sentenced to 142 years in prison in Greece for human trafficking has had his sentence overturned after receiving legal support from EU lawmakers. Mohammed Hanad Abdi received the verdict after his capture off the coast of...
Greece Ready to Extend Turkey Border Fence by 35 Kilometers
Greece is ready to proceed with the gradual expansion of the fence barrier along the entire length of the Evros border with Turkey.