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illegal immigrants via Somalia

NIS uncovers illegal network transferring immigrants from Somalia to Greece via Istanbul

Greek Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Notis Mitarakis has released the findings of an NIS secret report saying Somali immigrants have been purchasing their passage to Lesvos and Chios for between 500 to 800 euros to be transferred illegally to the Greek islands via boats from Turkey’s coasts. The investigation has helped to locate and stop over 2,500 illegal immigrants from Somalia, who were ready to cross into Greek territory from Turkey.

121 asylum seekers leave Greece for Germany

121 asylum seekers leave Greece for Germany

A group of 121 asylum seekers including 28 unaccompanied minors with medical needs who were living in migrant camps on the Greeks islands, arrived in Germany on Wednesday in order to be…

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Another 175 asylum seekers are leaving Greece for Germany

A group of 175 asylum seekers are leaving for Germany today, consisting of 85 unaccompanied minors and 90 families with children from migrant camps on the Greek islands, in order to be…

Russia confirms it backs Greece's view of maritime law 3

Russia confirms it backs Greece’s view of maritime law

Russia’s Ambassador to Athens in an interview with APE-MPE, joined the European Union and the United States in saying that islands do have a continental shelf and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in…

Cyprus is reopening relations with Syria 6

Cyprus is reopening relations with Syria

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulidis addressed Radio Proto on foreign policy, commenting on yesterday’s teleconference with Greece, France, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates, while sending his own response to Turkey, according…


Turkey can do more on immigration says Greek PM

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, took aim at Turkey during a media interview with Bloomberg accusing it of not doing enough concerning the immigration crisis in the Aegean. Mitsotakis conducted the interview…

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Government prepares “master plan” to tackle immigration crisis

Alternate Citizen Protection Minister for Migration Policy, George Koumoutsakos announced that the Mitsotakis government was preparing a comprehensive “master plan” tackling all aspects of the migration and refugee issue. The announcement was…


Migrant riots at Moria refugee camp, Lesvos

Riots between migrants and police broke out on Wednesday at the Moria refugee camp. According to reports, the violence broke out at noon at the tent hosting unaccompanied refugee minors. Approximately 300…

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Greece and Germany prepare new roadmap of co-operation

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a joint press conference in Berlin on Thursday following their meeting. The two leaders discussed everything from bilateral issues on economic…

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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…


Lesvos experiences major increase of illegal immigration

Greece’s Deputy Migration Policy Minister, Giorgos Koumoutsakos said that Lesvos saw a 44 percent increase in illegal immigration due to new ‘corridors’ of refugee and migrant flows. Koumoutsakos made the claims during a…

“SOS: Greek population is decreasing and ageing” 9

“SOS: Greek population is decreasing and ageing”

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) published its bulletin on Thursday with the alarming title: “SOS: Greek population is decreasing and ageing,” referring to country’s population decline for the first time since…

Greek PM wants an EU solution to immigration problem 11

Greek PM wants an EU solution to immigration problem

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be highlighting the issue of immigration at a dinner of the EU Member State leaders, at an informal summit in Austria tomorrow Thursday. According to government…