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Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

Germany to take another 100 refugee children from Greece

One hundred refugee children will be relocated to Germany on Friday, following an agreement in March, a spokesperson of Germany’s federal Interior Ministry said on Monday. Their countries of origin include Afghanistan,…

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Greek asylum services shut down to protect public health

Greece’ Ministry of Migration & Asylum on Friday announced that its asylum service offices will be temporarily closed in order to protect public health and limit the further spread of coronavirus. According…

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Migrant search and rescue ship denied entry into Lesvos

Residents on the island of Lesvos prevented the NGO ship ‘Mare Liberum’ to tie at the port of Mytilini for resupply on Thursday. The move was part of the continuing protests on…

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Greece is at breaking point with migrant crisis: Greek PM

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday at the European People’s Party (EPP) summit, declared that Greece had reached its limits with migrant arrivals and called for a new EU asylum policy. Mitsotakis…

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Greece hires 1200 guards to protect its borders

The Greek government announced on Monday that it will hire 400 border guards for Evros borders in the northeast, 500 staff for asylum services on the islands and the mainland and 800…

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Asylum bill goes to Parliament

Greek MPs were presented with a draft bill in Parliament on Tuesday, aimed to change the country’s asylum system. The government hopes that the new measures, which are to go into effect next…

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20,000 refugees transferred to Greek mainland

Greece’s Citizen Protection Minister, Michalis Chrisochoidis confirmed on Thursday that refugee families numbering a total of at least 20,000 individuals will be transferred from the Greek islands to the mainland. The Minister…

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Europe prepares sanctions against Turkey

At a press briefing on Tuesday, government spokesperson Stelios Petsas confirmed that the European Union was preparing sanctions against Turkey over its provocative behaviours on so many fronts, including Cyprus and recently,…

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Greek and German officials meet over immigration

Greece’s Citizen Protection Ministry issued a statement on Wednesday confirming that a delegation of German specialists on issues of migration, met with their Greek counterparts to find ways of collaborating and dealing…

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Mitsotakis aims to strengthen Greek borders as part of migration policy

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced key migration policy decisions on Monday following his meetings with European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship; Dimitris Avramopoulos and government ministers including Citizen Protection…