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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…

Construction of Evros border fence begins

Construction of Evros border fence begins

The construction of a fence running along a section of the Greek-Turkish land border in Evros, has started. In March this year, Turkey attempted to asymmetrically invade Greece with the use of…

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…

Lesvos to be cleared of illegal immigrants by Easter 2021 9

Lesvos to be cleared of illegal immigrants by Easter 2021

All the illegal immigrants who are in Lesvos today will have left by Easter 2021, Greek Minister of Civil Protection Michalis Chrysochoidis told The Guardian. “They will all leave. Of the roughly…

Arsonists of the Moria camp have been detained 10

Arsonists of the Moria camp have been detained

Almost a week after the catastrophic fire that turned the Moria migrant camp to ashes and left thousands of illegal immigrants on the street without shelter, the Minister of Civil Protection, Michalis…

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