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UNHCR Has Reservations on New Detention Center

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Athens said on Tuesday that conditions at a new detention center for undocumented migrants that began operating in Amygdaleza, northwest of Greek capital, on Sunday, were better...

Too Many Immigrants, So Greece Rounds Up the Usual Suspects

ATHENS – There aren’t many Greeks left in Omonia Square, which some years ago used to be a rotary with a fountain and greenery, but in recent years has become a Third World cement cesspool, an urban nightmare of...

Dozens Line Up Every Week in Athens to Apply for Asylum

Every week more than 100 people, including a few women and children, wait for hours overnight outside a police building in Athens, hoping to apply for asylum. The moment they have been waiting for comes at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday,...