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Five Police Officers Arrested in Greece Over Migrant Smuggling

Five police officers were arrested in Greece on suspicions of working with a migrant smuggling network that illegally brought people into the country from Turkey. The five men appeared before a prosecutor in the northeastern city of Orestiada, a day...

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. 

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 Hire 800 New Guards For Evros Border

Just days after Greece announced that it would complete a new border fence along the Evros River, which forms the border with Turkey, Citizen Protection Minister Mihalis Chrisochoidis stated on Wednesday that the country would hire an additional 800 border...

Greek PM: Border Fence at Evros Ready by April 2021

The construction of a new border fence at  Evros, "was the least the government could do to provide a sense of security to Greek citizens, whose morale remains high at such a difficult juncture," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said...