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Dionysis Arvanitakis, "The Baker of Kos" Passes Away at 77

The world is mourning the loss of Dionysis Arvanitakis, better known as "the baker of Kos". Arvanitakis passed away this weekend at the age of 77. He was well-known for his acts of kindness, including his ongoing campaign to assist...

Thessaloniki: Migrant Smugglers Caught Using Luxury Cars

According to the Hellenic Police, five members of a criminal group that was acting on smuggling illegal migrants who live in Greece were caught in Thessaloniki's suburb of Pylea. The five men, aged 25, 26, 33, 36, and 38 years...

Anti-Immigrants Surge in Piraeus Port

Racist attacks targeting the homes of migrant workers have surged in Piraeus; the port city of the Greek capital, since Christmas, according to an anti-racist activist group. More than 30 homes where migrant labourers reside - most of whom are...

Neo-Nazi Gang that Attacked Amir Threatens Migrants with Violence

They are a new group, with a fancy ancient Greece related name, but both their debut "action" and their threats against migrants appear strangely familiar. Crypteia have claimed the stone attack against 11-year-old Afghan student Amir's house last Friday and...

Greek Police Rescue 54 Migrants Squashed into Unventilated Van

Police in northern Greece have rescued 54 migrants found squashed into a van, and arrested two Bulgarian alleged members of a smuggling ring, that were paid to carry them through the country. A police statement says the van was stopped...

Thessaloniki Police Rescue 14 Pakistan Migrants Detained by Compatriots

Police in Thessaloniki announced that they freed 14 Pakistan migrants held captive by five compatriots of theirs who demanded money for their release. All 14 men had crossed into Greece over its land border with Turkey on Tuesday. They had...

Greek Police Arrest Two Immigrants and a Smuggler at Border

Greek police announced the detainment of two Turkish men who crossed into the country illegally via FYROM, and arrested a FYROM man who was accused of smuggling them into Greece. The two Turkish men, aged 36 and 39, crossed into...

Two Initiatives Bring Multi-language Books to Refugees

Two separate initiatives are in progress to help refugees fill the long hours of their day, by offering them multi-language books to read in their own languages. One of them is Echo Refugee Library — a minivan fitted with shelves...

Bulgarian Defense Minister Calls on NATO to Prevent Immigration to Greece

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov wants to protect the European Union’s external borders with arms, he said in an interview published Thursday. Karakachanov told German newspaper Die Welt that he wants NATO or EU forces in Greece and Italy to stop...