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'This Summer's Migration Flows Almost Double Than 2017', Greek Minister Says

In an interview with the Greek Radio Station Real FM, Greece's Minister for Migration Policy Dimitris Vitsas said that Migration flows during summer 2018 almost doubled compared to the same period in 2017. ''This has created a big problem in...

19 NGOs Urge Greece and EU to Improve Conditions of Refugee Camps

Nineteen Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have appealed to the EU and Greek authorities demanding the immediate improvement of conditions in Greece’s Refugee Camps and Hot Spots. The NGO that support refugees and migrants throughout the world claim in their joint announcement...

Refugees Share Stories of Athens Life

  People who have been forced to leave their countries and make a new life in Greece are the focus of a new art project running in Athens. Face Forward …into my home is at the EMST Temporary Exhibition Space in the...

Greek Government Nominates minister Mouzalas as Human Rights Commissioner

The Greek government has announced the nomination of Migrant Policy Minister Yannis Mouzalas as EU Human Rights commissioner, a nomination with "high symbolism", it notes. According to the Foreign Ministry announcement, the Greek government considers this nomination highly symbolic, at...

Global Security Expert: Greece is an ISIS Target

Europe needs to prepare for more attacks by Islamic fundamentalists and new types of attacks, warns the chair of the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, Francois Heisbourg, who is visiting Athens at the invitation of local think tank...

Greece, Italy Have Paid a High Price on Migration, PM Tsipras says

"Italy and Greece have paid a very high price" due to the migration crisis, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday, following a meeting with his Italian counterpart, Paolo Gentiloni, on the island of Corfu. The Greek leader reiterated...

More than 600 Migrants Arrived in Greece Since Friday

A significant increase in the number of migrants and refugees that arrived in the northern Aegean islands from Friday to Monday morning was recorded by the Greek authorities. According to police figures, a total of 493 people arrived till Monday...

Merkel: "Unfair" for Greece and Italy to Carry the Burden of Refugee Crisis Alone

In an interview with the Welt am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood by her policies on the refugee crisis in 2015 and said that it was unfair that Greece and Italy were left on their...

EU Offers Greece 209 Million Euros to Help Refugees With Rent, Cash

The European Commission announced on Thursday a new emergency support package for Greece to help the country tackle the refugee crisis. The support of 209 million euros will be used to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay...

Quake-Stricken Vrisa Must Become 'As It Was' President Pavlopoulos Says

The European Union must "reach the limits of its laws" in order to assist work to restore quake-stricken Vrisa and another 12 settlements on the island of Lesvos, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on Sunday while...