Border

The Lone Gatekeepers of Europe: Living on the Edge

By now it has become clear that the effort of migrants to enter Greece by force through the Evros border was a literal invasion attempt orchestrated by Turkey. Yet the evil scheme of Recep Tayyip Recep Erdogan backfired, with...

Poland, Austria to Send Hundreds of Border Guards to Greece as EU Solidarity Grows

Following the recent dramatic developments along Greece's eastern borders, one EU member state after the other is announcing additional support for Greece to protect the EU's border with Turkey. EU member states have reached several bilateral agreements with Greek authorities on...

Tensions in Evros Continue, MEPs Ask Commission to Solve Border Crisis

New tensions broke out on Saturday evening near Kastanies, the town on the Greek-Turkish border in Evros. Following a few hours of peace and quiet, chemicals were thrown onto Greek soil from the Turkish side of the border fence, and...

US Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmer: America Stands in Solidarity with Greece

The U.S. State Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Matthew Palmer, declared on Saturday from the border city of Alexandroupolis that "We are here to underscore our firm commitment to this project, to...

Greece Publishes Video Showing Turkey's Creation of Border Crisis

Stelios Petsas, the spokesperson for the Greek Government, published a video on his social media accounts on Thursday showing a timeline of Turkey's behavior in the last several days. The video, which is in the English language, shows exactly how...

US Embassy Issues Travel Warning for Lesvos, Samos, Chios and Evros Border

The American Embassy in Athens and the American Consulate General in Thessaloniki issued a travel warning on Wednesday for US citizens who currently are visiting or will soon visit the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos or the border area in...

Border Crisis: EU Presents Immediate Measures to Support Greece

The European Commission presented on Wednesday the immediate measures the Union will put into force in order to assist Greece due to the extraordinary situation along its external borders with Turkey. Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life,...

Erdogan's Threats Met by Greece's Readiness, Says PM as EU Announces Emergency Support

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, on behalf of the rest of the EU leadership, thanked Greece for being Europe's shield in these difficult times in her speech from the border town of Kastanies, Evros on Tuesday. Welcoming the...

The Entire Leadership of the EU Will Visit Evros on Tuesday

The entire leadership of the European Union will be in Evros on Tuesday, along with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to assess the situation on the Greek-Turkish border, which also constitutes the EU's border with Turkey. Premier Mitsotakis will be...

US State Department Says Greece Has the Right to Enforce Law Along Borders

“The United States recognizes Greece’s right to enforce its laws along its borders,” was the American State Department's response on Sunday to the latest developments across Greece's eastern border with Turkey. This was what a senior State Department official said...