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Greek Police Arrest Suspected Jihadist at Athens Refugee Camp

A Greek Anti-terrorism squad arrested a man suspected of having participated in the ISIS terrorist group on Thursday at Athens' Eleonas refugee and migrant camp. The authorities stated that they seized electronic devices from the shipping container in which he...

Portugal's Interior Minister Visits Refugee Center in Athens (video)

Greece’s Migration Policy Minister Dimitris Vitsas, accompanied by visiting Portuguese Interior Minister Eduardo Cabrita, paid a joint visit to the Eleonas refugee reception center, located in central Athens, on Tuesday. Cabrita, who is in Greece on an official visit, traveled...

Greek Parliament Approves Construction of Athens Crematorium

The Greek Parliament has approved a bill which paves the way for the construction of a crematorium in Eleonas, near Athens. The bill gives the green light to the Municipality of Athens to construct the crematorium at a plot of...

Former Argentina President Kirchner: A Country Cannot be in Perpetual Austerity

A country cannot be in perpetual austerity because its economy doesn’t grow, Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said on Sunday, during a visit to the refugee center of Eleonas. Kirchner is on a three-day visit to Athens, following...

66% of Athens' Citizens Say Migrants Don't Cause Problems

Approximately 18,000 refugees are now in Athens, the mayor of the Greek capital Giorgos Kaminis on Wednesday said during the presentation of the Hellenic Observatory's surveys. The three surveys were carried out at the Eleonas accommodation centre as well as...

Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kishi Visits Hosting Center at Eleonas

Greek Deputy Migration Minister Yiannis Balafas visited with Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobuo Kishi at the refugees hosting center of Eleonas on Sunday. Kishi, who is paying a three-day official visit to Greece talked with the refugees for...

Yiannis Mouzalas: Construction of New Settlements with Houses Instead of Tents Begins at the End of June

The construction of new settlements with houses instead of tents on the model of Eleonas will begin at the end of June and the majority of temporary accommodation structures will be knocked down in September, Alternate Minister for Migration...

Angelina Jolie: 'Refugee Situation in Greece is Deteriorating'

Hollywood actress, celebrity, humanitarian, and UNHCR ambassador; Angelina Jolie was in Greece a few days ago to examine the refugee crisis first-hand. On her visit she went to several refugee camps overwhelmed with migrants and refugees fleeing conflict and desperately seeking to...

Mayor Kaminis Says Athens Will Soon Provide a Second Refugee Camp

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis said he is ready to provide a second accommodation center for refugees under the condition that there is an end to the awful state of affairs around Victoria Square, a public park in a grubby...

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...