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Fewer Migrants Arrived on Greek Islands in 2021

The number of migrants and refugees arriving on the Greek islands in 2021 is the lowest level since the start of the 2015 refugee crisis

Pope Francis Visits Refugee Camp on Greek Island

Pope Francis arrived on Lesvos island on Sunday morning to visit the refugee camp, accompanied by President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Notis Mitarakis, welcomed the Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church at the...

Dozens of Migrants Perish Trying to Reach the UK

31 migrants drowned on Wednesday while attempting to reach the shores of the United Kingdom. The group was discovered in the English Channel, the passage between the UK and France. The International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s Missing Migrants Project tragedy...

Dutch Journalist Causes Stir in Greece over Migrant Pushbacks

Dutch journalist Ingeborg Beugel continues to cause stir after publicly accusing Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of "lying" about migrant pushbacks. On Tuesday, during a joint press conference with visiting Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Beugel, who lives in Greece...

Greece’s PM Snaps at Dutch Journalist Over Migrant Pushbacks

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis snapped at a Dutch journalist who openly accused him of “lying” about alleged migrant pushbacks during a press conference in Athens on Tuesday. Standing next to visiting Dutch leader Mark Rutte, Mitsotakis was visibly angered...

Greece Offers Permanent Residency to Dozens of Afghan Dissidents

Greece announced on Thursday it is offering permanent residency in the country to a group of 35 Afghans, including human rights workers and their families, following a short stay in neighboring North Macedonia. North Macedonia’s government said the 35 had...

Merkel Meets With Erdogan in Turkey on Farewell Visit

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during her last official trip to Turkey on Saturday. Merkel, who has lead Germany for the past 16 years, enjoyed a friendly relationship with Turkey, despite periods of...

Afghan Refugee in Greece Awarded Scholarship to Study in US

Arezu, a young Afghan refugee living on the island of Lesvos, Greece, was awarded a scholarship to study in Boston recently. The 12-year-old girl fled Afghanistan with her family when she was just seven years old. Her mother, Mariam, was...

The Japanese Ship that Saved Greeks During Smyrna Catastrophe

The story of the Japanese ship that saved Armenians and Greeks from genocide after the Smyrna Catastrophe was the theme of a Tokyo lecture.

Biden Vows He “Won’t Repeat Mistakes in Afghanistan”

US President Joe Biden addressed the political situation in Afghanistan on Friday as the country faces increasing problems in finding destinations which will take in the thousands of Afghans at the Kabul airport who are attempting to flee the...