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EU Approves 130 Million Euros for Refugee Facilities on Greek Islands

    The European Commission announced on Monday the disbursement of a total of 130 million euros designated for the construction of three controlled-access refugee and migrant facilities on the Greek islands of Samos, Leros and Kos. The funds have now been...

Greek Islands Revolt Over Migrant Detention Centers

Authorities in several islands in the North Aegean have now openly revolted against the Greek government after Monday's announcement of a new bill allowing the state to requisition land in order to build new migrant detention centers. Tthe municipalities of...

Greek Communities Resist Migrant Temporary Settlements

The atmosphere in Giannitsa, northern Greece, early on Sunday morning was volatile as residents tried to prevent buses carrying 100-150 migrants and refugees from settling in an area hotel. According to a SKAI TV report, about 30 locals blocked the road,...

Greek Islanders Threaten to Block Migrant Ship From Docking

The residents of the island of Leros are threatening to mobilize in protest against the large number of refugees and migrants who are living at the island's facilities and the plans for more migrants to be transferred from the...

1500 Refugees Live in Squalor at Greek Psychiatric Hospital

Fifteen hundred migrants and refugees are living under squalid conditions at the Leros Psychiatric Hospital, along with 154 patients, according to a complaint by the Panhellenic Union of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN). The public hospital workers union says that there...

Stolen Weapons Probe Eyes Naval Base Guards on Leros Island, Greece

Greek police and naval investigators probing the theft of military equipment and weapons from a naval base on the island of Leros are now focusing on two guards at the base. It is reported that the suspects had access to...

Military Equipment Goes Missing From Greek Navy Premises on Leros Island

The General Staff of the Greek Navy announced in the early hours of Tuesday that military equipment which had been stockpiled at Leros Naval Technical Installation Service (YNTEL) is now missing. The statement notes that ''In the afternoon hours of Monday, 09...

Leros and 'Greek Challenge' to Bid for Extreme Sailing Series

'Greek Challenge' along with the municipality of the southern Aegean island of Leros have teamed up in order to bid and host international sailing events, including the Extreme Sailing Series. The announcement was made during the National Hellenic Society...