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Europol to Install Unit in Greece's Evros to Tackle Migrant Smuggling

It was announced on Wednesday that Europol will dispatch a mobile unit with a number of expert officers to assist the local Greek Police (ELAS) in Evros to tackle the increasing incidence of migrant smuggling from Turkey. The Europol decision...

Europol Chief Visits Greek-Turkish Border at Evros

EUROPOL executive director Catherine De Bolle visited Greece's border region of Evros on Thursday. De Bolle wanted to see for herself the situation at the Greek-Turkish border -- which also serves as an external border of the European Union itself. The...

Mysterious Disappearance of 100 Greek/FYROM Border Markers

Greek police have launched an investigation to identify those responsible for removing 105  markers at the border line between the nations of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). Some of the approximately one meter (three feet) tall pyramid-shaped...

Farmers Protesting Tax Increase and Cuts to Social Security Close Greek-FYROM Border

The customs office at Evzones, near Greece’s border with FYROM, was blocked by farmers and from the municipality of Peonia on Saturday, who are protesting about the increase in taxation and changes in their social security fees. Speaking to Athens-Macedonian...

EU Extends Schengen Border Controls for Another Six Months

EU member states of the European Council backed last week's recommendation from the European Commission to extend border controls in the passport-free Schengen zone that were reintroduced in some places as a response to the refugee crisis. Member states that...

22-Year-Old Moroccan Immigrant Dead at Greek-FYROM Border

A 22-year-old Moroccan man lost his life this morning after suffering electric shock from the border fence in Idomeni, Greece. After praying for the young man, immigrants covered him with a black cloth and delivered his body to...

FYROM to Expand Fence Along Greek Border by 40 Kilometers, Reports Say

Erecting a fence along one part of its borders with Greece may not be all that the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia does, according to the latest reports. On November 28, FYROM soldiers began constructing an electric fence in the neutral zone between the...

Refugee Crisis: Greece Unwilling to Conduct Joint Sea Patrols with Turkey

The Greek government is not open to conducting joint sea patrols with the Turkish Navy in the East Aegean sea. Kathimerini newspaper cites Greek diplomatic sources who claim there will not be such operations between the neighbouring countries in the face...

FYROM Declares Border State of Emergency

After a continuous influx of migrants and refugees, the government of FYROM declared a state of emergency in the country's southern border with Greece and northern border with Serbia on Thursday afternoon. FYROM police are currently on the country's border with Greece...

Bulgarians Outraged by Greek Border Police

About a hundred Bulgarians staged a thirty-minute blockade of the border crossing Ilinden-Exochi on the Bulgarian-Greek border on April 26. The demonstrators are local people from the nearby municipalities of Gotse Delchev, Hadzhidimovo, Satovcha and Garmen. They complained about the Greek...