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Greece helps Merkel win the elections, accepts asylum-seekers returns

Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas has confirmed that Germany will start returning newly-arrived asylum seekers to Greece, effectively ending a five-year suspension of such transfers due to the poor conditions in the debt-hit country. In an interview with German public television station ARD show “Report Mainz,” due to be aired on …

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Migration Minister says 20,000-25,000 refugees to remain in Greece if EU Turkey deal continues

Greek Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said that 20 to 25 thousands refugees will remain in Greece if the EU Turkey deal stands. At the same time, he expressed concern about the increasing influx of refugees and migrants on the Greek islands. Speaking to Skai TV on Tuesday, Mouzalas said if …

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EU Migration Commissioner urges NGOs to manage funds with transparency

EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos urged non-governmental organizations involved in the care of refugees and migrants to manage funds with more transparency. “NGOs must manage available funds with transparency,” Avramopoulos said on Wednesday and called on international organizations operating in the country “to step up their efforts to provide immediate …

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Refugee camps in winter: NGOs join forces and urge Greece to take action

More than 60,000 refugees and migrants exposed to snow, rain and cold. Summer tents covered by snow. Pictures that shocked the world. Who is to blame? the EU Commission that sent the funds? the Greek government? The international refugee agencies? The NGOs? Several non-governmental organizations, volunteers’ groups and networks working …

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Moria: Gov’t sends Navy Ship to host refugees (shocking videos)

At least one ship of the Greek Navy is to be dispatched to the island of Lesvos to help provide accommodation to refugees and migrants at the hot spot of Moria amid freezing temperatures and heavy snow falls. The ship is reportedly “fully equipped to receive any camp residents that …

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The “unaccompanied” minor brides: Greece’s Migration Minister reveals new phenomenon in Migration Crisis

Greece’s Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas vowed to improve living conditions in the overcrowded migrants camps especially on the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Yannis Mouzalas revealed a new phenomenon in the Migration: The Unaccompanied Brides These are minor girls married to adult refugees and …

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111 refugees left Greece for Finland, yet EU relocation target falls extremely short

One hundred ten Syrian refugees among them also 36 unaccompanied minors left Greece for Finland on Monday in the context of the relocation scheme. Families, individual persons and unaccompanied minors boarded on a plane from Athens international airport Eleftherios Venizelos on Monday morning. According to Asylum Office, the group consisted …

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+++Govt’ Crisis: after meeting with Tsipras, Kammenos insists on Mouzalas’ resignation over”Macedonia” (Live)

A sudden government crisis, as if we didn’t have enough crises… Defense Minister Panos Kammenos wants the resignation of  Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas  for having called Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) simply “Macedonia”. Minister Mouzalas spoke out the No-No name during an interview with private Skai TV on Tuesday …

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Migration Minister bans TV crews and journalists from refugee centers

Greek Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas banned television crew and journalists and journalists from covering the situation in refugee centers. In a statement issued on Monday, Mouzalas said: “After consultation with the coordinators of reception centers both on the islands and in Greek mainland and until further notice, no permission will …

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