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27 new illegal immigrants arrive in Lesvos, mostly Africans

58 illegal immigrants arrive in Lesvos

Two boats carrying 58 illegal immigrants arrived at the shores of the Aegean island of Lesvos on Saturday. One boat carrying 20 people came ashore close to the town of Molyvos, in…

Greece to open the land border with Turkey as tensions remain high 1

Greece to open the land border with Turkey as tensions remain high

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced the opening of the Kastanies border crossing at the Greek-Turkish border in Evros. The announcement was made during Petsas’ regular briefing to journalists. From Wednesday, the northern…

Hellenic Coast Guard rescues 36 illegal immigrants 14

Hellenic Coast Guard rescues 36 illegal immigrants

Thirty-six illegal immigrants were rescued in the early hours of the morning by the Hellenic Coast Guard, in the sea area between the Turkish coast and the northwestern coast of Lesvos. The…

Only 22% of illegal immigrants on the Greek islands are women 15

Only 22% of illegal immigrants on the Greek islands are women

Between June 1- 7, 72 illegal immigrants arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from the previous week’s 55 arrivals but a decrease from last year’s 766 arrivals during the same period,…

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Germany to take another 249 refugee children from Greece

Two hundred and forty-nine refugee children will be relocated to Germany, the country’s interior minister Horst Seehofer announced on Wednesday, noting that most of the minors are sick or the siblings of…

Illegal immigrants burn olive grove in Lesvos 17

Illegal immigrants burn olive grove in Lesvos

An olive grove was burnt by illegal immigrants on the East Aegean island of Lesvos. The burning of the olive grove took place in Moria, the location of the infamous migrant camp.…

Church in Lesvos attacked with stones by illegal immigrants 31

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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Intense activity on the Turkish side of Evros border

In the last few hours, tensions have escalated on the Turkish side of the Evros border. According to Radioevros.gr, citing reliable sources, illegal immigrants were seen arriving by buses to the Turkish town…

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The fence at Evros border will be completed in a few months

Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis while speaking to SKAI, stated that the extension of the border fence across the Evros River will be completed in a few months time. Greece is reinforcing…