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97 Migrants Rescued off Greece

The Greek coastguard has rescued 97 migrants sailing off the south of the country near city of Pylos, Greece after their boat ran into trouble in bad weather, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The boat first encountered difficulties late on Monday...

Ten Immigrants Escape Detention Center

Riot police were dispatched on Aug. 10 to put down a riot at Greece’s main migrant detention camp where detainees hurled stones at officers and set fire to their living quarters, authorities said. Authorities said 10 of the prisoners, eight...

Greek Authorities Put Lives in Danger by Pushing Refugees and Migrants Back to Turkey

Refugees and migrants trying to reach the EU via Greece from conflict-torn countries like Syria and Afghanistan are being unlawfully returned to Turkey by Greek coast and border guards, Amnesty International reveals in a new report out today. The 40-page...

Samaras Wants Citizenship Law Changes

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has directed Deputy Interior Minister Haralambos Athanassiou to proceed with a string of amendments that would repeal citizenship rights for second-generation migrants, a law passed by a previous government to meet a Council of...

Greek Migration to Australia Through Child’s Eyes

Melbourne's Hellenic Museum, after its successful launch has developed exhibitions that examine the various periods of Greek settlement to Australia. Although there is evidence of Greeks settling in Australia from the early 1800's, it was the 1952 agreement between the...

120 Migrants Found Near Kythera Island

A group of 120 migrants were found early Sunday near the island of Kythera in southern Greece after calling for help when their boat took on water, a spokeswoman for the Greek coastguard said. "A sailboat was located at (the...

Germany Offers Language Courses for Greeks

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Germany is launching a new program aiming at offering fast-track German language courses for professional purposes and people with an immigrant background who are seeking work or would like to progress...

Refugee Boat Capsizes off Turkey, 60 Dead

At least 60 migrants, most of them Palestinian and more than half of them children, died after their overcrowded boat sank just tens of meters off Turkey’s western Aegean coast on Sept. 6, a district official said. Tahsin Kurtbeyoglu, Governor...

Greek Islands Brace for Wave of Syrian Refugees

Local authorities on the Greek islands of the northeastern Aegean Sea are girding themselves for what is expected to be a growing wave of refugees from war-torn Syria, as measures to reduce the inflow of illegal immigrants via the...

Neighboring Bulgaria Helps Greece Protect its Borders from Illegal Immigrants

Illegal immigrants are always a key-issue in the social and political life of Greece. The country's borders are too long, the guards few and the authorities cannot deal with the problem and thus, hundreds of illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Iran,...