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Migrants reach in Bosnia via alternative Balkan route

Migrants in the pursuit to reach western Europe are now opting for an alternate route through Bosnia and Herzegovina as anti-trafficking forces clamp down on them. Earlier, the Balkan route — through Greece, FYROM, Serbia and Hungary or Croatia — was closed for refugees in March 2016. Now, the migrants …

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Body of migrant recovered from Evros river in NE Greece

The body of a migrant was recovered from the Evros river, the natural border between Greece and Turkey. According to local media, the man’s age is estimated between 20-25 years old and his origin was from Africa. The body was discovered by police officers in the river on Thursday afternoon. …

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15 injured and tents burned down when clashes break out in Moria camp

At least fifteen people were injured and transported to hospital and several tents turned to ashes when violent clashes between different ethnic groups of refugees and migrants broke out in the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday night. The clashes started around 9:30 Tuesday night …

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Migration Minister cannot rule out migrants’ deaths in upcoming winter

Greek Migration Minister, Yannis Mouzalas, has admitted that migrants in the Moria Camp on the island of Lesvos may die of cold in the upcoming winter. In an interview to German magazine Der Spiegel, Mouzalas said that he cannot rule out migrants’ death because of hypothermia. He said that authorities …

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4 migrants die, 5 injured when smuggler’s car dives off cliff in Northern Greece

Greek authorities say four people have died after a smuggler’s car carrying eight migrants drove off a 90-foot cliff during a police chase in northern Greece. Hospital officials say the other four migrants and the Pakistani driver of the overloaded vehicle were injured, one seriously, in the accident late Tuesday. …

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Three dead when migrant boat sinks in the Aegean Sea, many missing

One woman was recovered dead and there are fears that many people have lost their lives when a boat carrying migrants wrecked south of the islet of Kalolimnos, near Kalimnos in the eastern Aegean Sea on Friday. A huge Search and Rescue operation is underway with four Coast Guard vessels, …

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Patras: Migrants swim to ferries in order to get on board and travel to Italy (video)

In Patras, Western Greece, migrants are seen to jump into the sea and are swimming towards departing ferries in an effort to leave Greece for Italy. They climb through the hanging ropes and try to get on board. The desperate ‘escape’ has been observed in the old port of Patras …

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Refugees protest poor conditions in hot spot Moria, Lesvos, and VIAL, Chios

Afghan refugees and migrants continued their protest also on Saturday after many of them spent the night outside the hot spot in Moria on the island of Lesvos. They demand better living conditions but also equal treatment in their asylum requests similar to those of Syrian refugees. Afghan refugees are …

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Three young men arrested for racist attack against Pakistanis in Aspropyrgos

Three young men were arrested on Thursday for the attack against two Pakistani nationals on Saturday in Aspropyrgos. Two of the arrestees are 17 years old and one 18. According to police, the three are supporters of the extreme right but no evidence was found officially linking them to far-right …

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Turkish Coast Guard vessels harass Greek vessel rescuing migrants off Lesvos

The rescue operation of a migrants boat turned into a serious incident between the Greek and the Turkish Coast Guard and set lives at risk, as the latter sailed closed to the port of Mytilene without permission. According to local media from the island of Lesvos, a Greek Coast Guard …

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Bulgarian Defense Minister calls for use of force against migrants at the borders

The European Union should use military means to defend its external borders from migrants entering illegally, Bulgaria’s defense minister, Krasimir Karakachano, has said. Krasimir Karakachanov, whose far-right United Patriots party is a junior coalition partner in Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s government, said: “We cannot allow illegal immigrants to come to Europe …

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UK-EU freedom of movement to ‘end in March 2019’, says minister

Brexit: A new immigration system will be in place by March 2019 when the free movement of people between the EU and the UK ends, a minister has said. Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis was speaking as the government commissioned a “detailed assessment” of the costs and benefits of EU migrants. …

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Asylum seekers clash with police in Moria frustrated about living conditions and asylum delays

Migrants clashed with police in and around the hot spot Moria on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday after they staged a protest about the poor living conditions and delays in asylum procedures. According to local media, the protest was staged by a group of African migrants, who set gabrage …

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