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UNHCR Claims 10 Syrians Returned to Turkey Were Denied Pursuit of Asylum in Greece

The civil protection ministry rejected claims made by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday that 10 Syrian refugees who had arrived in Greece were illegally returned to Turkey, saying they were seeking asylum in the EU but never...

Alt Migration Min Mouzalas Urges More Action From European Parliament Concerning Refugee Crisis

Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas urged European Parliament President Martin Schulz to boost the body's role in the refugee issue during a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. According to a ministry press release, Mouzalas described the situation in...

German Min De Maiziere Wants Athens to Implement Dublin Regulations

Once again the German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere is insisting that it is time for Greece to implement the Dublin regulations, which states that migrants seeking asylum in an EU country from elsewhere must apply for asylum in...

Authorities Report New Arrivals of 112 Migrants on Chios in Last 24 Hours

In the last 24 hours 112 migrants and refugees arrived on the island of Chios. No arrivals were reported on either of the islands of Lesvos and Samos. According to police the number of migrants and refugees that are seeking asylum in...

Greek Officials Looking to Provide More Migrant Housing

The Greek cabinet for immigration is looking to provide more housing for the 57,000 migrants and refugees currently residing in Greece, an official says according to reports. Until now there are apartments or hotel rooms providing lodging for fewer than...

Greece 2016: 13,583 Migrants Applying for Asylum in Greece

According to the latest government figures, some 13,583 migrants have filed applications for asylum in Greece since the beginning of the year, between January 1 and May 31. As an average decrease of new migrants arriving on the Greek islands...

270 More Migrants Reached Eastern Aegean Islands Last Week

According to a report on Sunday by the ANA-MPA, last week the total amount of migrants that reached the shores of the eastern Aegean reached 270. The number of 270 migrants is reflective of a mere 5-day period from last...