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Greek Parliament Committee on Transparency Calls TV License Tenderers and State Minister

The Special Permanent Committee on Institutions and Transparency of the Greek Parliament has called the four tenderers of the recent television licensing auction and State Minister Nikos Pappas to testify. Despite her initial refusal, the president of the committee, Tasia...

Greek Baker in Kos Gives 100 Kilos of Bread to Migrants and Refugees Each Day

“Europe is the baker in Kos who gives away his bread to hungry and weary souls,” the European Commission's Jean Claude- Juncker had said during his speech on Wednesday. This baker's name is Dionisis Arvanitakis. Arvanitakis provides refugees and migrants that...

Greece's Former Immigration Dep Makes Controversial Comment About Refugees

Former deputy minister of immigration policy Tasia Christodoulopoulou said that locals on Greek islands make a lot of money out of the refugee overflow. This was yet another controversial statement made by Christodoulopoulou who also said that the real influx...

8,000 Refugees and Migrants to Leave Lesvos by Tuesday Evening

Greek Alternate Migration Minister Giannis Mouzalas had said on Monday morning that the East Aegean Greek island of Lesvos had between 15,000 and 17,000 migrants and refugees. That number looks to be significantly reduced by late Tuesday evening. Around 8,000 migrants and refugees...

Greek Govt Has No Plan for Refugees Who Went to Athens Instead of Thessaloniki

Greek ship "Eleftherios Venizelos," carrying 2,440 refugees to Thessaloniki, changed course and arrived to Piraeus Port on Thursday morning. The ship was carrying Syrian refugees from Kos, Kalymnos, Leros and Mytilene to Thessaloniki Port in northern Greece. From there, they would be transferred by...

Greek Government Buries its Head in the Sand on Migrant Influx

With about 1,000 refugees and illegal migrants entering Greece each day, the Greek government celebrates the establishment of a 500-capacity facility and calls it a model of hospitality. According to UNHCR figures, 21,000 refugees from Syria and migrants from Africa...

Greek Main Opposition Leader: Calling for Elections Constitutes Political Adventurism

Greek main opposition New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of using talk of national elections as a tactic to resolve an internal party problem, saying it could jeopardize Greece’s road to stability. "He is thinking, 'I...

Migrants Transferred to New Camp in Athens

About 180 migrants who had camped out at the Pedion tou Areos park were transferred on Sunday to the new hospitality facility in the Elaionas area of Athens. There was confusion on the number of migrants and refugees who were...

European Commissioner Avramopoulos Attends Greek Govt Meeting on Migration

A wider Greek government meeting on migration issues affecting the Greek islands and ways to deal with the problem took place at Greece's Interior Ministry on Thursday. The meeting was attended by European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos,...

Greek Islands Facing Migration Crisis – Devastating Conditions for Migrants and Refugees

While Greece has almost completed a bailout deal with international creditors, the migration crisis on the country's islands is becoming a major problem for the Greek government and the country. The Guardian reported that after Tuesday's migrant riot on the island of Kos,...