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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...

2,680 Refugees in Piraeus Port

The number of refugees and migrants currently in Piraeus port is 2,680. According to Greek media, 300 people are expected to be transferred to the Skaramangas accommodation center. On Thursday morning, three ships with 52 refugees and migrants arrived at...

Turkey Receives the First Deported Migrants from Greece

The first deported migrants from Greece arrived at Dikili in western Turkey on Monday, the first day of the implementation of the relocation agreement between Ankara and the European Union. A total of 202 migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh...

More Than 20,000 Refugees and Migrants Hemmed in Greece

According to ANA-MPA, the situation in Idomeni is still out of control as at least 5,500 refugees and migrants are trapped at the borders waiting to cross in the neutral zone of the FΥRΟΜ. In addition, 437 more refugees...

Defense Minister to Visit Hotspots in Lesvos, Chios, Leros on Tuesday

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos will visit Lesvos, Chios and Leros on Tuesday to inspect the registration and identification centers on the islands which are almost complete, the ministry said in a press release. Before his visit, he will hold a...

Two Suspects of Paris Terrorist Attacks Linked to Greece

Two men being held in Austria on suspicion of links to the Paris terrorist attacks in November passed through the Greek island of Leros, according to a Kathimerini newspaper report. The two suspects are French citizens of Algerian and Pakistani...

Greece Continues Building Migrant Registration Centers Amid Protests

Greece is rushing to complete the setting up of five migrant registration centers and two refugee camps amid violent reactions from local citizens. Only one of the five required migrant registration centers (hotspots) is completed while the Greek government has...

Greek Islanders to Be Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

An international group of academics will propose for the residents of Greek islands who are found on the front lines of the refugee crisis to be nominated for a nobel prize. Academics from the universities of Oxford, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell...

3,355 Refugees Arrive at Piraeus Port on Tuesday

Another 3,355 refugees arrived early on Tuesday at Piraeus port. "Blue Star 1" carried 1,022 refugees from Mytilene and Chios, "Blue Star Patmos" carried 1,197 refugees from Mytilene and "Nisos Rhodos" carried 1,136 from Mytilene, Chios and Samos. PM Tsipras to...

French and British Police Agree Third Suicide Bomber Passed Through Greece

French and British authorities agreed that the third suicide bomber of Stade de France in Paris on November 13 had crossed to Europe through the island of Leros. French authorities published a photograph of the third man who blew himself...