Chrysochoidis: Migrant arrivals on Greek islands are ‘unmanageable’

The problem created on the Greek islands of the eastern Aegean with the rising number of migrant and refugee arrivals in the past few months is “unmanageable” and “explosive,” Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said on Wednesday, speaking at a … Read More

The Next Syrian Refugee Crisis Will Break Europe’s Back

As the possibility of another exodus increases, Greece’s decrepit refugee camps expose how the EU wasted the past three years. Afghan men gather outside the main gate of the Moria camp as migrants wait to be processed on the Greek … Read More

Greece’s new war on refugees: Clearing squatters in Athens

In the early morning of Aug. 26, dozens of asylum seekers and migrants woke up to the frightening sound of a helicopter buzzing above them. Greek riot police were stationed outside, ready to evict them from two buildings that had … Read More

Population of Greece’s Notorious Moria Migrant Camp at All-Time High

The population at the Reception and Identification Centre in Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos, with a capacity of 3,000 individuals, reached an all-time record of 13,842 people, authorities announced on Tuesday. Migrants and refugees continue to pour into the island … Read More

Migrant Crisis Dominates Former Greek PM Tsipras’ Meeting with Pope Francis

President of main opposition party SYRIZA and former prime minister Alexis Tsipras had a one-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday. According to SYRIZA sources, Tsipras thanked the Pontiff for his efforts to raise international awareness on … Read More

Hundreds of Iranian and Afghan Refugees Thrown out on the Streets of Athens

Refugees staged a sit-in outside the Greek parliament in Athens, demanding shelter Just before Easter, police in Athens raided a building where a group of refugees had been sheltering, arrested several of them and sent the rest either to camps … Read More

Number of Migrants Rises in Greece as EU Fails in Relocation Efforts

Refugees and migrants keep arriving to Greece, despite the reduction in numbers, following the EU-Turkey deal of 2016. File photo More than five thousand refugees and migrants came to Greece during the first sixty-three days of 2019, according to the … Read More

Thousands of Refugees Likely to be Evicted from their Homes in Greece

File Photo Hundreds of refugees in Greece will be removed from their homes by the end of March, with thousands to follow later in the year, according to a report by Rory O’Keeffe, founder and manager of Koraki NGO. The report says … Read More

Superbugs kill 33,000 in Europe each year, says study

Superbugs resistant to antibiotics cause more than 33,000 deaths in the EU each year, according to a new study. Scientists say the picture has become worse since 2007, with Italy and Greece by far the hardest hit. A study by … Read More

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