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German MPs Urge EU to Transfer Refugee Children Amid Pandemic Fears

Approximately fifty German Christian Democrat MPs from the ruling CDU party recently urged Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, to transfer the thousands of refugee and migrant children currently in Greek camps to other EU-member states. ''Given...

Refugee Camp in Malakasa Quarantined After Afghan Migrant Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A refugee and migrant camp in Malakasa, Attica was quarantined on Sunday morning according to Greek authorities. The decision was taken after a 53-year old Afghan national, tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The patient was transferred to a hospital in...

MEPs Call for Solidarity, New Measures to Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak in Refugee Camps

  As Europe grapples with the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, concern is also growing over the living conditions of migrants and asylum-seekers living in camps on the Greek islands, particularly among members of the European Parliament (MEPs). On Friday, the European Parliament...

European Court of Justice Slams Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic for Refusing Refugees

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the supreme court of the European Union, ruled that three EU member states have breached their obligations under EU law by refusing to take a number of refugees who are stranded in Greece...

As Migrants and Refugees Make Masks on Lesvos, Fears Grow of Coronavirus in Camps

Migrants and refugees on Greece's island of Lesvos have been trying in the last several days to help the country's fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic by sewing their own face masks. At the same time, however, fears of a...

President Sakellaropoulou: Greece Will Not Show Weakness in the Face of Aggression

Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the new President of the Hellenic Republic, made her first official visit as President to the Greek Ministry of Defense in Athens on Tuesday morning. While there, Sakellaropoulou underlined the important role the Armed Forces play for the...

Frontex in Evros: United European Shield Deployed at Greek-Turkish Border

Frontex, the Border and Coast Guard Agency of the European Union, has been deployed in full since Friday morning in the Greek region of Evros, next to the Greek-Turkish border, which is also the Union's external border. Hundreds of police...

EU to Offer €2000 to Migrants on Greek Islands to Return to Their Countries

The European Union's Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced from Athens on Thursday that Brussels will offer €2,000 ($2,250) to every migrant currently living on the Eastern Aegean Greek islands to return to his or her country of origin. Those...

Austrian Leader ''Grateful'' for Greece's Efforts to Protect European Borders

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said from Vienna on Tuesday that he is grateful for the Greek government's continued efforts to protect the European border. The remarks were made during the joint press conference given by Kurz and Greek Premier Kyriakos...

Bulgaria Reacts to Potential New Migrant Camp in Northern Greek Region of Serres

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Krasimir Karakachanov posted a status on his Facebook profile on Monday afternoon expressing serious reservations about the prospect of a new migrant detention center being established in the Greek region of Serres. ''Accommodation of illegal migrants near...