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No Firm Commitment on Decongesting Islands at PM's Meeting With Island Mayors on Refugee Crisis

Emerging from a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, the mayors of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros said they received no firm commitments about decongesting islands with hotspots of refugees and migrants. The prime minister had confirmed...

Turkish Media: Greek Fishing Boats Violate Turkish Waters at Imia

Turkish newspaper Sabah reported tension between Turkish and Greek coast guard units on Monday when 10 Greek fishing boats entered the area of Imia. According to Sabah, the Imia islets belong to Turkey and they are called Kardak. Thereby, the...

Leros: Child Refugee Hit by Car Sustains Serious Injuries, Air Transferred to Hospital

A refugee boy, aged about six, suffered a serious head injury when he was hit by a passing car along with another underage refugee in a rural road in Leros on Tuesday evening. According to the local police, the exact...

East Aegean Hoteliers Slash Accommodation Prices by Half [video]

The Hoteliers Associations of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros are offering discounts of 50 percent in hotel prices as part of a coordinated action to boost tourism on the islands of the eastern...

Gov't to Establish Permanent Migrant Camps All Over Greece

The Greek government is planning to establish permanent camps that can accommodate up to 1,000 migrants and refugees all over Greece. According to a government official who spoke to Reuters, the aim is to decongest the northeastern Aegean islands that...

Greek Migration Minister: Refugee Flows from Turkey Manageable

Greece's Deputy Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas stated on Friday that the migrant flows from Turkey are manageable and that Ankara still honors its agreement with the European Union on stemming refugee flows. His statement came after Greek government concerns over...

Migrant Flows to Greek Islands Increase 76%

The flow of migrants to the Greek islands from Turkey has increased by 76%, after disputes between Ankara and Europe, following the failed coup attempt. The number of stranded asylum seekers coming from the Turkish shores to the northeast...

Last WWII Sailboat Arrives in Greece for Art Performances

The last sailboat that survived World War II arrived at Elefsis Port on Friday for the artistic project "Meeting Odyssey". Hoppet, the 22-meter hull with the flag of Estonia participates in the social and artistic cooperation program that started in...

REFUGE: Documentary Shot in Greece Chronicles Human Stories from the European Refugee Crisis [video]

"Refuge" is a multimedia project by creative firm Magna Carta, and chronicles human stories from the European Refugee Crisis. Shot on location in Greece during January 2016, the project focuses on humanity and hope. Magna Carta's team spent more than...

Only 386 Refugees Deported to Turkey From Greece

There is concern in Brussels that the number of refugees Greek authorities have deported to Turkey per the EU-Ankara deal is below expectations. Specifically, after the European Union-Turkey agreement went into effect on March 20, only 386 refugees have been...