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EU to Offer €2000 to Migrants on Greek Islands to Return to Their Countries

The European Union's Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced from Athens on Thursday that Brussels will offer €2,000 ($2,250) to every migrant currently living on the Eastern Aegean Greek islands to return to his or her country of origin. Those...

Athens Issues NAVTEX from Lesvos to Samos to Limit Refugee, Migrant Passages

Greek authorities recently issued a Navigational Telex (NAVTEX), legally blocking off a large maritime area around the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos in the Eastern Aegean Sea. The apparent reason for this move is to limit, to the greatest...

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...

Greek Diaspora from US, Canada Offer Hygeine Products Worth €1 Million to Chios Island

A container that was full of sanitary products worth one million euros was shipped to Chios island by members of the Greek diaspora from the US and Canada on Friday. The mission took place with the valuable assistance of the...

Greek Government Makes Desperate Attempt to Ease Tension on Aegean Islands

Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has summoned the mayors of Lesvos and Chios to an emergency meeting on Thursday in Athens, aimed at easing tensions on the islands over the construction of new migrant centers. The government has clearly been rocked...

Dozens Reported Injured as Clashes Continue on Greece's North Aegean Islands

Tensions on Greece's North Aegean islands over the creation of new migrant detention centers ramped up on Wednesday, as a total of 43 police officers and dozens of residents have been reported injured on Lesvos and Chios. Police accuse some...

Why Greek Islanders Are Rebelling Against Migrant Camps

While Lesvos and Chios residents continue to clash with police, heavy construction machinery has arrived at the plots of land where the government's proposed new migrant camps will be situated. Samos Island residents are ready to take it to the...

Migrant Crisis: Northern Aegean Islands Will Go on General Strike Wednesday

Greece's Region of the North Aegean and its municipalities have called for a general strike on Wednesday, in a fresh protest against the tough stance the government has taken on establishing new migrant detention centers there. The decision to strike...

Residents on Lesvos, Chios Clash With Police Over New Migrant Camps

Hundreds of residents on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Chios clashed with police in the early hours of Tuesday as they attempted to prevent the arrival of riot police and excavating machines to be used to build new...

Greek Islanders Create Blockades, Vow to Stop New Migrant Centers

Residents of Greece's three eastern Aegean islands which have been under the hottest spotlight during the migration crisis began putting up blockades on Monday to stop the government's plans to establish new migrant and refugee detention centers. The protesters, from...