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European Commission Sees Gaps in Greece's Border Control

A European Commission report finds that there are gaps in Greece's border controls regarding Europe's external borders. "There are still some gaps to be addressed and concrete actions need to be undertaken," said EC deputy spokesperson Mina Andreeva in a...

FYROM Seals Off Its Borders to Afghan Migrants

The government of FYROM has sealed off its southern borders to Greece to Afghan migrants, allowing only Iraqis and Syrians to get through. FYROM government officials said they were forced to take this decision because of similar restrictions by their...

German Chancellor Merkel Indirectly Calls Out Greece on Border Protection

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that better protection at the European Union's external borders in order to maintain the passport-free Schengen zone. Her comments indirectly slammed Greece for not establishing sufficient border controls. "We need to protect our external borders...

Europe Facing Largest Refugee Crisis Since World War II

Based on data released by Frontex on Tuesday, a total of 170,000 irregular migrants entered the European Union in the month of September and as a result yearly totals rose to 710,000 people. According to Reuters, Europe appears to be...

Masked Men Attacked Inflatable Boats Carrying Refugees

Five masked individuals on board a speedboat attacked inflatable vessels carrying migrants and refugees in the marine area near the Greek island of Lesvos, destroying their engines. Around 9 am on Friday October 9th, the boats started drifting and were...

Greek PM Tsipras: 'Our Borders are Safe'

"Our borders are safe," stated Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday after attending the final phase of the military exercise "Parmenion 2015" at the Evros region, near the Turkey and Bulgaria borders. Tsipras, who was wearing a Hellenic Airforce flight...

Famous Greek Singer Delirious Over Country's Migrant Issue

Famous Greek singer Notis Sfakianakis, an outspoken Golden Dawn supporter, has openly condemned the migrant crisis in the country, following the tense situation on the island of Kos. Sfakianakis sent a letter to all relevant authorities, demanding the immediate...

More Than 500 Migrants Found in the Aegean in 48 Hours

Greek Coast Guard is making efforts to collect migrants from various areas of the eastern Aegean sea over the last 48 hours. Senior Coast Guard officers reported that the wave of immigration from Asia Minor has and will continue to...

Greek-Albanian Border Municipalities Ask for More Security

Six municipalities along the Greek-Albanian border in the north-west of Greece have requested a meeting with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the Ministers of Public Order & Citizen Protection, Nikos Dendias and National Defense, Dimitris Avramopoulos, in order to discuss the issue...

Chrysohoidis: 'Turkey Does Not Guard Its Borders'

Greek Citizen Protection Minister Mihalis Chrysohoidis underlined Greece's determination to protect its borders while addressing a discussion held Wednesday on migration, asylum and guarding Greece's borders, before the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) committee. He...