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Church in Lesvos attacked with stones by illegal immigrants

Another church on the island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean, was attacked by illegal immigrants. The “Ταξιάρχης της Μόριας” church had large stones thrown through the windows. Makis Pavlellis, a local…

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Pyrgi, the “painted village” in Chios

Pyrgi is a picturesque medieval village on the island of Chios, known as the “painted village” thanks to the unique facade of the stone houses, which mostly consist of stunning grey and…

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Illegal migration to Greece comes to a near standstill

According to Greek government sources illegal migration flows have come to a near standstill, noting huge decreases since the coronavirus outbreak. Specifically, 2,773 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece in April 2019,…

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Aegean Airlines implements new enhanced health and safety measures

Greece’s largest carrier Aegean Airlines on Monday announced enhanced health and safety measures on all domestic and international flights, to protect in-flight personnel and passengers from COVID-19. “Having as absolute priority the…

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NGO says there is Greek and non-Greek side of Lesvos

The Moria Corona Awareness Team, which was set up to inform Moria migrants about the coronavirus, believes the government’s welcome measures have protected migrants from the Greek coronavirus, SLPress reported. The organisation…

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Illegal immigrants on Chios riot on Holy Saturday

Two burnt-out cars, burnt illegal immigrant tents and attacks against the police checkpoints, are just some of the extensive incidents that began on Saturday morning and culminated at midnight on the same…

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Migration Crisis: Weekly Snapshot (06 – 12 April 2020)

As the Greek government moved 2,000 asylum seekers this week from hotspots due to their vulnerability to coronavirus, another twenty unaccompanied refugee minors left the Moria hotspot on Lesvos Island on Tuesday…

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Migration Crisis: Weekly snapshot (30 March – 05 April 2020)

With borders closed and international travel at a standstill, illegal immigration to Greece has been drastically reduced as revealed by the latest figures from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner…

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Europe takes in refugee minors from Greece

Greece’s Alternate Migration and Asylum Minister, Giorgos Koumoutsakos on Thursday updated the public on refugee minors and asylum measures during a press briefing. Koumoutsakos said that Switzerland has expressed an interest in…

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Church on Greek island attacked by illegal immigrants

Local people on the Eastern Aegean island of Lesvos continue to be shocked by the behaviour of illegal immigrants, particularly those from the infamous Moria migrant camp to the north of Mytilene.…