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FYROM Wants to Find Solution in Name Dispute With Greece

Macedonian Defense Minister Zoran Jolevski said that the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is "committed" to finding a mutually acceptable solution for the long-running name dispute with Greece. In Washington, Jolevski took part in the NATO conference titled...

First Migrant Hotspots to Start Operating in Greece

What exactly is a hotspot or what qualifies a hotspot? In relation to the intense and at times overwhelming migrant influx that has hit Greece, hot spots are being created to help migrants and refugees. In 2015, significant and disproportionate...

Migrant Crisis: Lesvos Island Tourism Suffers Dramatic Downturn

The increased inflow of refugees and migrants has seriously affected tourism on Lesvos island and other neighboring Greek islands. Tourist agent Ilias Pikoulos said to ANA-MPA that six cruise ship operators with approximately 5,000 passengers on-board each ship was expected...

Greek Migration Minister: 'Jihadists Passed Through Greek Borders'

Greece's current Migration Minister; Dimitris Mouzalas admitted that jihadists were able to pass through the Greek border along with the thousands of refugees arriving in the country daily. The migrants and refugees are arriving on the Greek islands close...

Greek Migration Minister Announces Measures to Tackle Refugee Crisis on Lesvos

Greek Alternate Minister on migration policy Yiannis Mouzalas announced on Sunday new measures to tackle the humanitarian disaster developing in Lesvos with the throngs of refugees and migrants arriving daily on the island. Speaking at a press conference shortly after...

EU Officials Avramopoulos and Timmermans Heckled on Greek Island of Kos

European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans and EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos arrived on the Greek island of Kos on Friday in order to discuss the major migrant issue with local authorities. However, upon...

11 Syrian Migrants Drown as Boats Sink en Route to Greece [video]

Two boats sank after leaving the southwest coast of Turkey, traveling for the Greek island of Kos and according to Turkey’s Dogan news agency at least 11 migrants believed to be Syrians drowned during the incidents. The agency reported that...

Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes in Aegean Sea; 2 Reported Dead

The bodies of two undocumented migrants were found in the sea region of Skala, Lesvos island. The migrants were on board a boat that capsized on Monday morning. Eight persons have been rescued and according to their testimonies a total...

Kos Residents Attack Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos

Residents on the Greek island of Kos cannot bear the situation any longer. Over the last month, thousands of undocumented migrants and refugees have arrived on the island, however there is no place where they can be accommodated. The crowd...