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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…

Three arrested in bust on suspected people smuggling ring

Three arrested in bust on suspected people smuggling ring

Authorities in Greece arrested three suspected members of a people-smuggling gang responsible for transporting migrants from Greece to Italy, the Hellenic Coast Guard announced on Tuesday. The arrests were made after the…

104 illegal immigrants relocated to Hannover, Germany

104 illegal immigrants relocated to Hannover, Germany

One hundred and four illegal immigrants who had been living in overcrowded Greek island camps, have been relocated to Hannover, a city in Germany. According to the German embassy in Athens, the…

139 illegal immigrants relocated to Germany

139 illegal immigrants relocated to Germany

One hundred and thirty-nine vulnerable illegal immigrants who had been living in overcrowded Greek island camps, have been relocated to Germany. According to Greece’s Migration Ministry, the group consisted of children suffering…

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…

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…

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