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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...

Athens Says Greece Under ''Extraordinary and Asymmetrical Threat''

Greece is experiencing extraordinary and organized pressure by mass population movements, according to the spokesperson for the Greek government on Sunday evening. Stelios Petsas made these remarks following the conclusion of a meeting of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs...

Greece Defends Borders as Erdogan Opens the Gates: Live Updates

Greek security forces are attempting to stop thousands of refugees and migrants from entering Greece after Turkey's declaration that it will no longer stem the migrant flow out of their country. Since Friday, the number of migrants has surged...

Greece Calls Extraordinary Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense Amid Border Tensions

The Greek government announced on Sunday that it will call an extraordinary Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense in Athens, amid rising tensions on the country's border with Turkey. The meeting, which will be held at 18:00 local time...

Thousands of Refugees Waiting to Cross Into Greece As Turkey Opens Borders

Thousands of refugees and migrants remain behind a wire fence on the Greek-Turkish border in Evros, hoping to cross to the Greek side of the border. The country has been constantly strengthening its border with police and military forces from...

Turkey's Erdogan Vows to Keep Gates Open for Refugees Heading to Europe

"What did we do yesterday? We opened the doors," Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Istanbul on Saturday, in his first public speech following the death of 33 Turkish soldiers in northern Syria. "We will not close those doors....

Border Tensions Rise as Refugees and Migrants Try to Enter Greece

Thousands of refugees and migrants continue to gather at Greece's border with Turkey in Evros, following Ankara's decision to stop preventing migrants from marching towards the EU. On Saturday morning, tensions rose as groups of refugees and migrants tried to...