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State Department: Every Country Has the Right to Control its Grounds

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted on Friday that the borders must remain open because "such border restrictions do not apply with the Convention of 1951 for the Status of refugees and the 1967 Protocol, because the individual definition...

More Than 20,000 Refugees and Migrants Hemmed in Greece

According to ANA-MPA, the situation in Idomeni is still out of control as at least 5,500 refugees and migrants are trapped at the borders waiting to cross in the neutral zone of the FΥRΟΜ. In addition, 437 more refugees...

FYROM Opens Borders to Only 100 Refugees

FYROM authorities announced this morning that they will allow only 100 refugees to pass through the borders. In the meantime, the situation continues to be strained, as the camp in Idomeni hosts over 3,000 people, the former military camp...

FYROM Builds Second Fence at the Border with Greece

The FYROM army has placed wooden and metal stilts in a length of about six kilometers with a two meters high wire fence. The FYROM army confirmed  that a wire fence will be built in the area of Metzitlia, the...

Half a Million Immigrants Standing By at Greek Borders

About 500,000 immigrants mostly from Syria are waiting in Turkey to enter Greece, according to information by the Greek secret services. At a time when the citizen protection ministry decided to reduce by 30 percent the border guard forces in Xanthi,...

Greece's Prisons and Detention Centers In Dire Condition

A new report examining the conditions of Greece's prisons and migrant detention centers has been released today. In it, officials describe the utter lack of improvement of Greece's detention facilities, despite the demands of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of...

Greek Authorities Arrest 77 Illegal Immigrants in Mykonos

Greek authorities arrested 77 migrants trying to enter the country illegally in the sea area of Mykonos. The migrants – 53 men, 12 women and 12 children – were picked up by a coast guard vessel and transferred to the...

Increase of Illegal Immigration Across Greece

Greek Public Order and Citizen Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias attended an EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers' Council meeting in Milan yesterday, where he addressed the issue of illegal immigration. He stressed that there is the need for a joint...

Bulgaria Launches New Borders with Greece

Today the Bulgarian Council of Ministers approved the launch of the opening of the Makaza border checkpoint on the Bulgarian-Greek border, which links the Bulgarian town Kardzhali to Komotini. According to the Bulgarian press, which gave wide publicity to the...

Neighboring Bulgaria Helps Greece Protect its Borders from Illegal Immigrants

Illegal immigrants are always a key-issue in the social and political life of Greece. The country's borders are too long, the guards few and the authorities cannot deal with the problem and thus, hundreds of illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Iran,...