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EU Vows to Revive 2016 Migrant Deal with Turkey

The EU on Monday promised to work with Turkey to revive the 2016 migration deal between the two that Ankara has blatantly violated by sending thousands of migrants and refugees toward the Greek borders. European Commission president Ursula von der...

Greece and Europe Can't Be Blackmailed, Says PM Mitsotakis from Berlin

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressed economic issues and the emerging migration crisis at Greece's eastern borders while addressing the German-Hellenic Economic Forum in Berlin on Monday, where he met with his German counterpart, Angela Merkel. PM Mitsotakis stressed repeatedly...

Tensions in Evros Continue, MEPs Ask Commission to Solve Border Crisis

New tensions broke out on Saturday evening near Kastanies, the town on the Greek-Turkish border in Evros. Following a few hours of peace and quiet, chemicals were thrown onto Greek soil from the Turkish side of the border fence, and...

Turkey's Erdogan Orders Coastgard to Stop Migrant Boats Crossing the Aegean

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered the Turkish Coastguard to stop allowing immigrants to attempt to cross the Aegean Sea in order to reach EU shores, it was made public on Friday. The Turkish Coast Guard posted on Twitter that...

European Investment Bank Offers €200M to Support Infrastructure in Evros, North Aegean

The European Investment Bank will offer 200 million euros to Greece for the support of infrastructure works due to the recent migration-related developments on the islands of the northeastern Aegean and in Evros, it was made public on Friday. Greek...

Turkey's Erdogan Charges Greece With Killing Refugees, Refuses to Meet PM Mitsotakis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that during his meeting with Bulgaria's Premier Boyko Borissov a few days ago he refused to meet with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The Bulgarian Premier had suggested that their meeting should also...

Greece Publishes Video Showing Turkey's Creation of Border Crisis

Stelios Petsas, the spokesperson for the Greek Government, published a video on his social media accounts on Thursday showing a timeline of Turkey's behavior in the last several days. The video, which is in the English language, shows exactly how...

Athens Issues NAVTEX from Lesvos to Samos to Limit Refugee, Migrant Passages

Greek authorities recently issued a Navigational Telex (NAVTEX), legally blocking off a large maritime area around the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos in the Eastern Aegean Sea. The apparent reason for this move is to limit, to the greatest...

Border Crisis: EU Presents Immediate Measures to Support Greece

The European Commission presented on Wednesday the immediate measures the Union will put into force in order to assist Greece due to the extraordinary situation along its external borders with Turkey. Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life,...

Greek Navy Ship Arrives in Mytilene to House Refugee, Migrant Families

The Greek Naval vessel ''Rodos'' arrived at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesvos on Wednesday. An LST (or Landing Ships, Tank) ship, the large-hulled vessel will be able to accommodate all incoming refugees and migrants who are...