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European Agency Deploys Blimps to Monitor Greek Borders

Aerostats are to be deployed to monitor the northern Greek border by Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

Israeli Company Leases Maritime Reconaissance Drones to Greece

An Israeli company, Israel Aerospace Industries, is now leasing maritime reconnaissance drones to Greece, which will have an option to buy.

Greek Immigration Minister Says Left Waging War Against FRONTEX

Greek Immigration Minister Mitarakis recalled that one year ago Greece protected the EU from a breach of the border using FRONTEX troops.

Turkish Soldiers Fire Guns at Greece’s Evros Border

Turkish soldiers fired guns over the border with Greece at Evros on two separate occasions earlier in March, Der Spiegel reports.

Greece Calls for the Return of 1,450 Migrants to Turkey

Greece called on the European Union and its border agency Frontex, on Thursday to remove 1,450 migrants who are not entitled to asylum and return them to Turkey. The Migration and Asylum Ministry announced that it has submitted a request...

Migrant Crossings into Greece Fall by 76 Percent in 2020

Migrant crossings into Greece fell by 76% in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the latest data from Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. Overall in 2020, 19,681 migrants crossed from Turkey into the Greek Aegean islands and...

Migrant Influx to Greece Reduced by Almost 75% in 2020

The refugee and migration influx to Greece dropped 74% in the first ten months of 2020, compared to the numbers registered during the same period in 2019, according to a report released on Thursday by Frontex, the European Border...

EU Border Force FRONTEX Finds No Evidence Yet of Refugee Pushbacks in Greece

Frontex, the border and coast guard agency of the European Union issued a response to media allegations on Thursday that illegal pushbacks of refugees had been taking place on the land and sea border between Greece and Turkey. This came...

Illegal EU Border Crossings Down in August, Drop in East Mediterranean Arrivals

According to data from Frontex the European Union's border protection agency, the number of illegal border crossings into Europe were down 30% in the month of August. In the first eight months of 2020, the number of illegal entries into...

European Border Agency Warns of New Wave of Migrants at Greek Border

The European border agency, Frontex, has warned that a fresh wave of migrants seeking to cross the Turkish border into the European Union via Greece is expected once Ankara lifts its coronavirus restrictions. The warning is included in an internal...