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Greek Government to Submit Bill for Implementation of the EU-Turkey Deal

The Greek government will table in parliament on March 30 a draft bill that will address issues relating the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal, the head of Greece’s coordinating body for the management of the refugee crisis said on...

Frontex Asks for 1,500 Extra Police Officers, 50 Returns Experts to Assist Greece

The European Union border agency Frontex on Monday asked EU member-states and other countries linked to Schengen to send 1,500 police officers and 50 experts in readmissions and returns to reinforce in Greece. The aim is to support Greece...

Migrants Entering Greece from Turkey Receive New Classification

As of Sunday March 20th, any migrant that enters Greece via Turkey will be classified as "irregular", according to the latest EU-Turkey Summit and the deal that was sealed in order to manage the refugee and migrant crisis. Since yesterday,...

Angelina Jolie Arrives at Piraeus Port and Elaionas [video]

Hollywood star and UN Special Envoy for Refugee Issues, Angelina Jolie-Pitt commenced her tour to the refugee and migrant hotspots in Attiki and Piraeus this morning. Jolie was welcomed and surrounded instantly upon her arrival with refugees, migrants and journalists...

Amnesty International Greece Charges Greek Authorities With Refusal of Access to Refugee Accommodation Center

Greek authorities have refused Amnesty International Greece with access to refugee accommodation centers and the hotspots so the organization can monitor current conditions, according to its director Giorgos Kosmopoulos. As reported in the Greek daily Ethnos, Mr. Kosmopoulos claims that...

Living Conditions for Refugees in Greece Worsen as Numbers Increase

The refugee situation in Greece is becoming desperate as numbers increase and bad weather and infectious diseases create health hazards. Thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded at Idomeni, in the Greece-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia border. As numbers increase, so...

Merkel Says 'Greece Cannot Be Left Alone With the Problem'

"Greece cannot be left alone with the problem," German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said in an interview with Volksstimme newspaper. Merkel stressed the need for common European solutions which do not put pressure on one country and stated that...

Greece Must Be Ready for the Worst Scenario, Shipping Min. Dritsas Says

Greece must be prepared for the worst scenario, Shipping Minister Thodoris Dritsas stated on Tuesday, adding that the government does not want to create permanent and large camps because "it is very difficult for someone to handle areas hosting...

Government Bars Journalists and Crews from Hotspots and Migrant Camps

The migration policy ministry on Monday announced that it will no longer give permission to reporters and television crews to enter facilities set up for migrants and refugees in the country, such as reception centers and hospitality facilities. A...

Greek Defense Minister Announces Creation of 5 More Hotspots in Northern Greece

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos announced on Thursday the creation of five additional temporary accommodation centers in northern Greece to address the emergency situation that has developed following the restrictions imposed by FYROM in allowing refugees to cross its...