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EU Border Force FRONTEX Finds No Evidence Yet of Refugee Pushbacks in Greece

Frontex, the border and coast guard agency of the European Union issued a response to media allegations on Thursday that illegal pushbacks of refugees had been taking place on the land and sea border between Greece and Turkey. This came...

UNHCR Calls on Greece to Investigate Alleged Migrant Pushbacks

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urged Greece on Friday to investigate multiple reports of pushbacks by Greek authorities at the country’s sea and land borders. UNHCR Spokesperson Babar Baloch said in Geneva that there are credible allegations that Greece may...

Are Greek Authorities Starting to Push Back Migrants?

A series of videos published earlier in the week by German magazine Der Spiegel allegedly show masked figures working for the Greek authorities secretly deporting migrants back to Turkey through the Evros River. The Greek government has repeatedly denied carrying...

Greece in the Spotlight Over Alleged Pushbacks of Migrants to Turkey

The European Commission has contacted Greek authorities concerning reports of alleged illegal pushbacks of migrants to Turkey in the Evros region on Greece's northeastern border. This news was confirmed by Commission spokesperson for Migration issues, Natasha Bertaud, on Tuesday. "The...

Greece Accused of Violence at Turkish Border (video)

The group "Human Rights Watch" accused Greek authorities on Tuesday of violently forcing back migrants who tried to illegally enter Greece from neighboring Turkey. The organization issued a statement urging Greece to investigate the allegations immediately, Human Rights Watch says...