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PM Mitsotakis Declares "Greece is Not an Unfenced Vineyard" for Migrants

Using a folksy Greek phrase, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated on Friday that Greece is reaching its limits regarding the refugee and migrant crisis. ''Greece has its strengths, but it is not an unfenced vineyard,'' was the exact phrase...

Hundreds of Illegal Immigrants Transported off Greek Island of Symi

The transportation of more than 300 refugees and illegal immigrants who arrived from Turkey to the small island of Symi began this week. All the individuals will be moved to already-established migrant camps across Greece. Following repeated complaints from Symi mayor Eleftherios...

Germany Expresses ''Complete Confidence'' in Greece's Handling of Migration

German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert confirmed on Wednesday the German government's "complete confidence" in the actions taken by the Greek government on the issue of migration. "We have complete confidence that Greece will take the right steps," Seibert said, noting...

Turkey Stops 330 Migrants Attempting Enter Greece via Lesvos

Turkish authorities seized a total of 330 migrants who were attempting to cross the Aegean Sea and reach European shores on Greece's island of Lesvos, it was made public on Sunday. As Reuters reports, Turkish authorities in the area of...

Huge Spike in Migrant Arrivals to Greece During Month of July

A sharp increase in the number of immigrants arriving on the Greek islands was recorded last week. A total of 1,365 immigrants arrived on the shores of the eastern Aegean islands during the week of July 8-14, when their number...

New Greek Government Pledges to "Immediately" Improve Refugee Living Conditions

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Monday with Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, at Maximos Mansion in Athens. The meeting set forth a six-point plan to improve the conditions under which refugees and...

Greek-French Architect Designs Multipurpose Life Jacket for Refugees and Migrants

A young Greek-French architect has recently developed a new, innovative life jacket which could help refugees and migrants in many ways while they make their way over the Mediterranean to find a better life in Europe. The project, dubbed the...

Shapiro Foundation to Grant 18 Scholarships to Greece's Refugee Children

The ''HOME Project,'' a nonprofit organization which offers shelter and employment for children and young refugees in Greece, recently announced the granting of 18 full-time scholarships for the American Community Schools (ACS Athens) for the academic year 2019-2020. The scholarships...

Nearly 12,500 Refugee Children Now Attend Greek Schools

Merope Tzoufi, Greece's Alternate Education Minister, presented the latest data concerning the Education of refugee children in Greece on Thursday. Tzoufi said at a special event held in the Greek Ministry of Education that approximately 12,500 refugee children are currently...

Greece First in EU in New Migrant Arrivals for 2019, UN Confirms

Greece received the biggest number of migrants from January 1 to May 8, the United Nations (UN) confirmed on Friday. According to the UN Migration agency, a total of more than 17,000 irregular migrants reached the European shores during the...