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Greece Begins Construction of New Border Fence at Evros

Greece begun this week the construction of the new fence at the border with Turkey along the Evros River, a project aimed at stopping illegal immigration into the country. The 5-meter (16.4 foot) tall fence with a total length of...

EU Warns Turkey Over Violations From Drilling In Greek Waters

The European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, has urged Turkey to respect the borders of Greece and Cyprus, following its earlier threats to drill for oil and gas inside Greece's territorial waters. Further, Borrell also stated that the EU was...

Greece Shuts Borders, Suspends Ferry Travel to Italy to Contain Coronavirus

The Greek government announced on Sunday that it is closing off the country's borders with Albania and North Macedonia and suspending ferry services with Italy in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The adoption of new emergency measures...

Austria Says Europe Won't Kneel Before Erdogan, Greece Will be Provided Assistance

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz issued a statement on Sunday, reiterating Austria's full support for Greece's efforts to keep Europe's borders intact. Kurz declared that Greece needs the full solidarity and support of the European Union in this difficult situation, which...

Greek Government Says Country Faces Massive Organized Border Violation Attempt

Stelios Petsas, the Greek government's spokesperson said on Saturday that Greece has faced ''a massive organized illegal attempt to violate its borders and has managed to endure." Following a meeting held at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Petsas announced Greece's steps...

Athens Declares No Illegal Entries Will Be Tolerated As Turkey Opens Gates

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made a short, forceful statement in English on his social media profiles on Friday afternoon, commenting on the recent developments since Turkey decided to let refugees and migrants freely leave the country and enter...

Survey Shows Greeks Favorable Toward Refugees; Hostile Against Economic Migration

According to a recent study conducted in four EU member states, Greeks have strong feelings in favor of refugees, but at the same time have strongly negative views toward migration as a whole. More specifically, according to the survey, a...

Merkel, Juncker Promise to Provide Assistance at Greek Borders During Brussels Meeting

German Chancellor Angela Markel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pledged to offer assistance for the asylum services and with Frontex at the Greek-Turkish and Greek-Bulgarian borders during a quadrilateral meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Bulgaria's premier...