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HRW: Huge Rise in Detention of Migrant Children in Greece

The number of unaccompanied migrant children held in unsuitable police cells and detention centers in Greece has increased alarmingly, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas. According to the National Center for Social Solidarity,...

Plans Under Way for Migrant Refugee Camps in Greece’s Two Major Cities

A few days ago Belgium called for 300,000 refugee camps to be built in Greece. Now Greek Minister of Immigration Policy Giannis Mouzalas says plans are under way for a refugee camp to be built near Athens that can...

3,600 Refugees Arrive at Piraeus Port on Thursday

Three ferries with 3,600 refugees on board arrived at Piraeus port on Thursday. "Blue Star 1" ferry carried 1,163 refugees from Chios and Mytilene, "Nisos Rhodos" carried 1,083 refugees from Mytilene, Chios and Samos and "Blue Star Patmos" carried another...

Alternate Migration Minister: 'Voices' in Europe Continue to Blame Greece on Refugee Issue

The Greek government is trying to rescue the tens of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants arriving on the Aegean islands, but some "voices" in Europe continue to blame Greece, Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas said on...

Refugee Crisis in Athens Is Out of Control

Victoria Square in Athens has turned into a makeshift camping area for refugees, while the weather conditions in the country have taken a turn for the worse. In total, more than 500 refugees have found shelter in the square,...

Greek Min.of Migration: "In 5 Days Greek – FYROM Border Issue Will be Resolved"

The situation in Idomeni-Greece is going from bad to worse. The Greek economy is beset by the blocking of the railway line and the closure of borders by FYROM. The situation has reached an impasse, and the matter was...

FYROM Refuses Entry of Refugees; Greek Migration Minister Ready to Provide Aid

Greek Alternate Minister for Migration Affairs Yiannis Mouzalas revealed that the government is planning to move refugees and migrants stranded at the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to Athens. In recent weeks, FYROM has adopted a...

Don't Blame Greece or the Muslim Community for the Paris Attacks

It was November 14, 2015 that news broke out that one (if not two) of the assailants in the Paris attacks had passed through Greece, as a "refugee" using a Syrian passport. The Paris attacks, tragically, left 129 people killed and...

First Migrant Hotspot Opens in Lesvos

The first migrant and refugee registration centre opened in the East Aegean Greek island of Lesvos on Friday at a former military base in the area of Moria. The hotspot will be operated by Greek authorities as well as Frontex and Europol...

First Migrant Hotspots to Start Operating in Greece

What exactly is a hotspot or what qualifies a hotspot? In relation to the intense and at times overwhelming migrant influx that has hit Greece, hot spots are being created to help migrants and refugees. In 2015, significant and disproportionate...