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Greek economy set to shrink but due for recovery in 2021

Greek economy set to shrink but due for recovery in 2021

In its latest report submitted to Greek Parliament on Monday, the Bank of Greece estimates that the country’s economy is set to contract by 4.4% to 9.4% this year. According to its…

Hellenic Coast Guard rescues 36 illegal immigrants 3

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 4

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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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.…

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550 refugees with free movement permits, leave Lesvos

Some 550 refugees from the island of Lesvos who were granted with an international protection applicant’s card, have departed from the island over the last four days. Of those, 150 left on…

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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 Migration crisis: Weekly snapshot (10 – 16 February 2020)

Greece’s Government announced this week that it is holding off plans to build new closed migrant detention camps on the Greek islands, to allow for negotiations with local authorities who strongly oppose…

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The Migration crisis: Weekly snapshot (03 – 09 February 2020)

We continue our weekly snapshot on the migrant crisis on the Greek islands from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The latest figures concern the arrivals of migrants…

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Greece and Spain meet over bilateral issues and Turkish intransigence

Greece’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikos Dendias held a joint press conference with his Spanish counterpart, Arancha González Laya following their meeting in Madrid on Monday. During the joint press conference, both Dendias…

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Greek police arrest 40 migrants over Mytilene riots

Yesterday, after 2,000 refugees from Moria camp began marching towards the capital of Mytilene to protest against poor living conditions and faster processing of their asylum cases, residents on the eastern Aegean island have demanded a response…

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