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Construction of Evros border fence to be completed within months

Construction of Evros border fence to be completed within months

Greece’s Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis visited the Greek-Turkish border region of Evros on Tuesday. There he met with police and army officers at the border stations of Kastanies and Feres and…

Council of Europe calls on Greece to "stop pushbacks"

Council of Europe calls on Greece to “stop pushbacks”

A report released by the Council of Europe on Thursday, “urges the Greek authorities to change their approach towards immigration detention and to ensure that migrants deprived of their liberty are treated…

EU Commission presents new migration plan

EU Commission presents new migration plan

The European Commission on Wednesday revealed a new migration plan that stresses mandatory burden sharing and sending illegal migrants back to their home countries. Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission president, called…

Three people die as migrant boat sinks off Crete

Three people die as migrant boat sinks off Crete

Three people died and fifty-three were rescued when a migrant boat sank off the southern Greek island of Crete on Monday. According to the port authority, one of the passengers called the…

Evros border fence project to be completed in eight months

Evros border fence project to be completed in eight months

The construction of a fence running along a section of the Greek-Turkish land border in Evros will be completed in eight months, Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis announced in Parliament on Monday.…

Greek coast guard rescues 92 migrants at sea

Hellenic Coast Guard rescues 92 illegal immigrants at sea

A major search and rescue operation took place in the eastern Aegean Sea on Tuesday night, after authorities received an emergency call from a migrant boat. The Hellenic Coast Guard said authorities…

Migrant facility in Chios on coronavirus lockdown

Migrant facility in Chios on coronavirus lockdown

The VIAL Reception & Identification Center for migrants in Chios, has been placed on lockdown after a 35-year-old man and a staff member of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) tested positive…

Seventeen illegal immigrants test positive for covid-19 2

Seventeen illegal immigrants test positive for covid-19

Seventeen of the thirty-eight illegal immigrants who landed at a beach in the area of Plomari in Lesvos last week, have tested positive for coronavirus. The announcement was made by the municipality…