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Greek Islanders Create Blockades, Vow to Stop New Migrant Centers

Residents of Greece's three eastern Aegean islands which have been under the hottest spotlight during the migration crisis began putting up blockades on Monday to stop the government's plans to establish new migrant and refugee detention centers. The protesters, from...

Greek Islands Revolt Over Migrant Detention Centers

Authorities in several islands in the North Aegean have now openly revolted against the Greek government after Monday's announcement of a new bill allowing the state to requisition land in order to build new migrant detention centers. Tthe municipalities of...

North Aegean Islanders Go on General Strike in Protest Against Migrant Crisis

A general strike scheduled weeks ago took place on Wednesday on the islands of the North Aegean region of Greece, which have been the most affected by the refugee and migrant crisis of recent years. All activities on the islands...

World War II-Era Bomb Defused on Greek Island of Samos

A Second World War-era bomb was successfully defused on the eastern Aegean island of Samos on Tuesday, just hours after hundreds of people had been evacuated from the surrounding area, officials said. Authorities had evacuated nearby homes and schools as...

46,000 New Migrants Land on Greece's Eastern Aegean Shores in 2019

The total number of refugees and migrants who reached Greece's Eastern Aegean islands during 2019 reached the astounding figure of 46,026, according to official data revealed on Thursday. According to the North Aegean Police Directorate of Greece, 27,148 refugees and...

Migrant Influx to Greece Continues Through Christmas Despite Severe Weather

Despite the ongoing severe weather conditions and freezing temperatures which have prevailed in Greece over the past several days, the influx of migrants from Turkey to the Eastern Aegean islands continues without a letup. At least 412 refugees and migrants...

Samos Mayor Shouts at, Pushes Migrants in Island's Central Square (video)

The mayor of the Greek island of Samos took the law into his own hands on Tuesday by shouting at and pushing away refugees and migrants who attempted to occupy the central square of the capital town, Vathy. Mayor of...

2,793 New Migrants Arrive on Greek Shores in Last Seven Days

Despite the severe weather conditions which prevailed in the country during most of last week, a total of 2,793 new migrants and refugees arrived on Greek shores from Turkey in the last seven days. According to official data released on...

EU Court Slams Eastern States While Migrant Crisis in Greece and Italy Escalates

Official data on the numbers of new arrivals of refugees and migrants on the islands of the Northern Aegean in Greece was made public on Friday, November 1. A staggering 6,868 new migrant arrivals were recorded in the region of...

Official Data: 795 New Migrants Land on Greek Shores in Less Than Two Days

According to official data from the Greek Ministry of Citizen's Protection, a total of 795 new migrants and refugees arrived on Greek shores on Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, until 12 o'clock noon, local time. Nearly all the...