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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.

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.

Dozens of Terrorism Suspects Among Refugees Who Entered Germany

German authorities are investigating 40 cases in which Islamic militants are suspected of having entered the country with the recent flood of refugees from the Middle East, the federal police said on Wednesday. That represents a doubling of such cases...

Frustration Builds as Hopes Dim Among Refugees at FYROM Border

The biting cold of the winter wind has been tempered by spring, but among the thousands trapped in limbo on the Greek border, it is the rumors that now swirl through Idomeni camp. "They say that maybe the border will...

Greek Tourists in Bulgaria’s Bansko Dropped by 15-20%

“According to initial information, there is a 15% to 20% decrease in the number of Greek tourists at the Bulgarian mountain resort of Bansko over the past months because of the blockade of the Bulgarian-Greek border,” said Bansko Mayor...

HRW: Ethnic Discrimination Against Refugees at the Greece – FYROM Border

Members of the Human Rights Watch visited the Greek-FYROM border in Idomeni and reported that the refugees are facing discrimination based on their ethnicity, and inhumane treatment. “Desperate people who are the wrong nationality are being denied the right...

Brussels and Berlin Plan to Send Armed Forces to Greek-FYROM Border

While struggling to handle the refugee crisis, the EU is considering imposing new and tougher measures in order to stop the refugee flow towards the rest of Europe. According to the Financial Times, the plan to strengthen the borders between...

Commission Source in Athens Clarifies Juncker's Statements Over Joint Patrols

The European Commission never called for joint Greek and Turkish coast guard patrols in the Aegean, but simply for more effective guarding of Greek and Turkish maritime borders, sources of the European Commission in Athens said on Friday. The same...

Protesters Clash with Greek Border Police After Refugee Tragedies in the Aegean

More than 60 refugees and migrants, most of them women and children have died while making the dangerous trip from Turkey to Greece in an attempt to flee conflict stricken countries in the Middle East. The Greek government has...

Orlando Bloom Visits Refugee Detention Center at Greek-FYROM Border

British actor Orlando Bloom, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador visited a refugee reception center in Gevgelija on the border between FYROM and Greece, on Tuesday, September 29. Bloom listened to the refugees’ stories about their journeys, concerns and hopes for the...