FRONTEX

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...

Turkish Soldiers Fire and Take Aim at German, Greek Officers at Evros Border

Turkish soldiers fired at least one warning shot and then aimed at German and Greek guards patrolling the border with Greece on April 28, according to an exclusive report by German magazine Der Spiegel, which has been conformed by...

Frontex in Evros: United European Shield Deployed at Greek-Turkish Border

Frontex, the Border and Coast Guard Agency of the European Union, has been deployed in full since Friday morning in the Greek region of Evros, next to the Greek-Turkish border, which is also the Union's external border. Hundreds of police...

New Clashes Erupt in Evros; Migrants Throw Petrol Bombs Over to Greek Side

Fresh clashes erupted at the Greek-Turkish border in Evros on Wednesday evening, when migrants set fires, threw Molotov cocktails over to the Greek side and tried once again to pull the border fence down. Greek and combined European forces which...

Poland, Austria to Send Hundreds of Border Guards to Greece as EU Solidarity Grows

Following the recent dramatic developments along Greece's eastern borders, one EU member state after the other is announcing additional support for Greece to protect the EU's border with Turkey. EU member states have reached several bilateral agreements with Greek authorities on...