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EU Border Agency Chief Resigns Amid Migrant Pushback Claims

EU border agency's chief resigned last week following allegations that the agency was involved in migrant pushbacks from Greece’s borders. The board of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, known as Frontex, said on Friday that it accepted the...

Greece Announces Big Drop in Migrant Numbers

On Thursday, Greece announced a massive drop in the number of migrants and asylum seekers in the country, particularly on the Aegean islands. Minister of Migration and Asylum Notis Mitarakis said that the population of migrants on the North Aegean...

Migrant Woman Shot Dead While Crossing Evros River From Turkey

A migrant was killed by gunfire at the Greece-Turkey border while she and several others attempted to cross the Evros river separating the two countries, Greek police said on April 17th. Greek police announced late Saturday that they located a...

Greece, Europe Welcome Ukraine’s Refugees When they Shun Others

Throughout Europe, including Greece, governments are welcoming millions of refugees from Ukraine when for years they have been erecting barriers to stop refugees from other parts of the world. It is not a surprise that many commentators talk of...

Greece’s Watchdog Finds No Evidence of Migrant Pushbacks

An investigation by Greece’s national transparency watchdog has found no basis for reports of migrant pushbacks by Greek authorities, it was announced on Tuesday. The independent National Transparency Authority (NTA) announced that an in-depth investigation into claims that Hellenic Coast...

Norwegian Photographer Suspected of Espionage Arrested on Greece’s Lesvos

Internationally acclaimed Norwegian photographer Knut Bry was arrested on the Greek island of Lesvos on Thursday, suspected of espionage. According to local media stonisi, he was arrested for taking pictures of the Greek Coast Guard and Navy vessels. Citing Coast Guard...

Bodies of Seven Migrants Wash Up on Lesvos, Greece

Authorities in Lesvos, Greece announced on Tuesday that at least seven migrants have been found dead there, their bodies washed up on a beach. The victims, among them children and women, were migrants who started out from the Turkish coast...

Greece Denies Reports of Migrants Thrown into the Sea

Greece rejected on Friday reports it had thrown migrants into the Aegean sea and instead has accused Turkey of deliberately spreading fake news. Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis responded to a report by German news magazine Der Spiegel, Dutch investigative platform...

Migrant Pushbacks: Greece Denies it Let 12 Migrants Freeze to Death

Greece rejected on Wednesday accusations of migrant pushbacks at its border leveled by Turkey which accused Athens of causing at least 12 refugees to freeze to death. Turkey's interior minister, Suleyman Solyu, said that Greek guards were responsible for pushing...

Shipwreck in Lefkada, Greece a Monument to the Tragedy of Migration

A shipwreck on the Greek island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea has become a poignant monument to the human tragedy of migration. The wreck of an old rusty trawler that locals believe had sailed from Tunisia, lies abandoned on Gaidaros...