Greeks no longer want migrants, says Czech ambassador to Athens

Greeks dislike that people from Afghanistan, Congo, Somalia, and Iraq are trying to reach the EU, while Syrians make up only five percent of the migrants. Not only is Greece is in control of the migrant crisis at the Greek-Turkish … Read More

Britain must take in refugee children stranded between Turkey and Greece, campaigners demand

A child walks next to tends in a migrant camp set up near the Turkish-Greek border in Pazarkule, Edirne region CAMPAIGNERS are demanding that the British government follow the example of other EU countries and urgently take in child refugees … Read More

Citizen patrols ward off ‘invasion’ on Greek-Turkish border

The river Evros, which forms a natural border between Greece and Turkey, is once again a migrant flashpoint for the two neighbours (AFP Photo/Sakis MITROLIDIS) Greek soldiers — but also armed citizen groups — patrol the banks of the river … Read More

Weekly Update from Mark Armstrong – 6 March 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, There’s way too much in play to try to address even a fraction of what’s up in the Update.  Let’s just say that we’ll have fewer obnoxious blow-hards in our living rooms since they’ve started dropping like … Read More

Crisis Escalates at Turkey-Greece Border

Thousands of refugees are trying to enter the European Union after Turkey declared it would no longer stop them. Refugees and migrants wait before they attempt to enter Greece from Turkey on March 2 in Edirne, Turkey. BURAK KARA/GETTY IMAGES Here … Read More

Bosnian minister: 100,000 migrants on their way to the EU

When the weather imrpoves, some migrants might get on the move, says Peter Van der Auweraert, regional coordinator of the International Organization for Migration. Fahrudin Radoncic, the Bosnian security minister, is warning the European Union that there might be up … Read More

Greece to speed up creation of migrant holding centers to ease tension

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece plans to accelerate the creation of detention centers on its outlying islands in the Aegean Sea after a backlash against overcrowded camps by some migrants and nearby residents. Authorities said on Monday they would proceed with … Read More

Turkey warns refugee crisis could return with a vengeance in 2020 as Greece struggles with overcrowded camps

A Syrian family flees fighting in the country’s northwestern Idlib region CREDIT: AFP Five years after Europe’s migrant crisis eased, Turkey is warning that it may no longer be able to handle a growing flood of refugees from Syria on its own. … Read More

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

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