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Greece Stopped 154,000 Migrants from Entering This Year

Greece has prevented more than 154,000 irregular migrants from entering the country this year, Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Sunday. Some fifty thousand people attempted to cross the Turkish-Greek border in August alone, he told Greek daily Eleftheros...

Greece to Extend Fence Along the Entire Length of the Border with Turkey

Greece will extend the fence along the entire border with Turkey in order to prevent illegal immigration to the country the cabinet agreed on Tuesday. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Government Council on National Security chaired...

Greece Accused of Coercing Migrants to Conduct Pushbacks at Evros

Greece has been coercing migrants into pushing fellow asylum seekers back to Turkey at Evros, a joint investigation by international media outlets alleged this week. A joint investigation by the Guardian, Lighthouse Reports, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and ARD Report...

Greek Immigration Minister Says Left Waging War Against FRONTEX

Greek Immigration Minister Mitarakis recalled that one year ago Greece protected the EU from a breach of the border using FRONTEX troops.

Greece Freezes Land Expropriations for Migrant Camps

The Greek government decided on Monday to halt its previously-announced expropriations of land for the creation of new detention camps on five Aegean islands until Friday. After facing strong opposition on the part of local communities, Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis...

Greece Now Issues Asylum Decisions in Twenty-Four Days

Greece's Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Friday that the country can now issue a decision on asylum applications in 24 days, a period considerably faster than what was the case in the past. Speaking with SKAI television, Mitarakis noted...

Faliro's Cruise Port Plan Draws Fire

Greece is planning to develop a new port for cruise ships between the Peace and Friendship Stadium and the Faliro Delta, not far from the main port of Piraeus, according to the Minister of Development's Special Secretary for Public...

Greeks Will Get Extra Property Tax in Electric Bills Again

ATHENS – In yet another reversal for the new coalition administration led by New Democracy leader and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the government will put a special property tax into electric bills again, after promising it would not –...