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EU Approves 130 Million Euros for Refugee Facilities on Greek Islands

    The European Commission announced on Monday the disbursement of a total of 130 million euros designated for the construction of three controlled-access refugee and migrant facilities on the Greek islands of Samos, Leros and Kos. The funds have now been...

First International Flight Lands on Kos Island Before Greece Opens

The first international flight landed on the island of Kos from Germany on Monday, days before Greece's regional airports open for tourists on July 1. The special TUI Fly flight from Germany had 170 doctors on board, with Greek Minister...

Greece Summons Turkish Ambassador After Speedboat Rams Greek Coast Guard Vessel

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Turkish Ambassador to Greece Burak Ozugergin, following the disturbing incident which took place in the sea off the Greek island of Kos early Wednesday morning. This was made public by Greek government spokesperson Stelios...

Turkish Speedboat Rams Greek Coast Guard Vessel in Dangerous Escalation

A Greek Coast Guard vessel was rammed by a Turkish speedboat on Tuesday evening off the eastern Aegean island of Kos in a new dangerous provocation by Ankara. According to a video uploaded on Twitter, the Turkish vessel is seen...

Greek Islands Revolt Over Migrant Detention Centers

Authorities in several islands in the North Aegean have now openly revolted against the Greek government after Monday's announcement of a new bill allowing the state to requisition land in order to build new migrant detention centers. Tthe municipalities of...

Greek Communities Resist Migrant Temporary Settlements

The atmosphere in Giannitsa, northern Greece, early on Sunday morning was volatile as residents tried to prevent buses carrying 100-150 migrants and refugees from settling in an area hotel. According to a SKAI TV report, about 30 locals blocked the road,...

Kos Residents Prevent 75 Migrants from Disembarking on Island

The mayor and residents of Kos prevented the disembarkation of some 75 migrants and refugees coming from Kastelorizo on a passenger ship early on Saturday. The port landing was blocked by municipal vehicles, while dozens of locals led by Kos...

Three-Year Old Boy Dead After Greek Coast Guard Vessel Rams into Migrant Dinghy

Rescuers recovered the body of 3-year-old boy in the sea just east of the island of Kos after a Greek Coast Guard vessel accidentally rammed into a dinghy carrying 34 refugees and migrants early on Wednesday. According to sources, another...

Tsunami Alert Signs Cause Negative Reactions on Greece's Kos

The two new tsunami warning signs which were recently placed at locations on the island of Kos have sparked negative reactions, primarily among tourist businessmen on the popular Greek island. Following a request from the mayor of the island, the...

Greek Good Samaritans Help Refugee Woman Deliver Baby on Kos

Two women on the Greek island of Kos joined forces to help a refugee woman from the island's migrant center deliver her baby over the weekend. According to news site aegeanews.gr, Kallotina Diakodimitriou spotted the refugee from Cameroon, who was in...