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Rare Black Swan spotted in Evros Delta, NE Greece

A black swan was spotted in the waters of the Evros Delta in north-eastern Greece the other day. A rare appearance in the area that impressed with its beauty those responsible for the protected area. The lone black swan was spotted by the staff of the Evros Delta Management Unit …

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Farmers close border posts in Evros, NE Greece

The border posts at Ormenio and Kipi in north-eastern Greece will close on Tuesday as a result of the continuing protests by farmers in the region of Evros. Farmers at Ormenio will interrupt traffic 15:00 instead of 12:00, as initially announced. Additionally, the passing of trucks will be periodically interrupted …

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PM cancels visit to Evros, Thessaloniki Fair, to visit flooded areas instead

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has cancelled his visit to the burnt areas in Evros and his annual visit to Thessaloniki Fair where he was scheduled to present the government’s 4-year plan and hold a major press conference. Reason for the cancellation are the severe floods in Central Greece. The PM …

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Evros fire abates; 935,000 acres turned into ashes (video)

The wildfire in Evros, in northeastern Greece, where firefighting efforts continue for the 17th consecutive day, is abating on Monday. Αccording to state broadcaster ERT, there hasn’t been an active front since late on Sunday, September 3, 2023. However, crews remain vigilant for potential flare-ups, particularly in the core of …

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Eerie images as fire in Evros raging for 13. consecutive day (videos)

Residents of Soufli and nearby villages and settlements experience dramatic hours as the flames and the fire-cloud have surrounded the town of Evros and the blaze is raging out of control for 13th consecutive day. The air is suffocating humans and animals and the images from the area are eerie. …

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Fires are ranging in Evros on 12. day; ongoing evacuations (vids, picts)

Two fire fronts in the region of Evros, north-eastern Greece, are raging for 12. consecutive day on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. The residents of three villages, Kotronia, Giannouli and Sidiro, were ordered to evacuate early afternoon. The fires are currently in the area of Leptokarya and particularly at Meghalo Rema …

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Greece’s gov’t decides immediate measures for Evros, Parnitha forests

Greece’s government has decided immediate measures in the Evros region, in the North-East of the country, as well as on Mount Parnitha, in North-West of Athens,  following extensive destruction by the forest fires that have been burning for almost two weeks. The government has declared that all areas burned in …

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Greece strengthens firefighting forces on 11. day of Evros/Dadia fire

Firefighters continue to battle the fire in Evros, north-eastern Greece, for 11th consecutive day. It was only on Τuesday, on the 11th day of the fire, that Greece ‘s authorities strengthened firefighting forces in the area that has burned down acres of Dadia forest, destroyed agricultural land, homes and businesses, …

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Charred body found in Dadia forest; number of migrants burned in Evros rises to 20

Τhe body of one more person has been found charred in the forest of Dadia in Evros, north-eastern Greece. The fire victim was most possible a migrant, raising the number of migrants who lost their lives in the wildfires to 20. The body was found with burn injured in the …

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Over 200 refugees located Evros, mostly women and children

More than 200 refugees and migrants were found wandering on the Arda river bridge in Evros on Friday morning. The majority of them are women with babies in their arms, children, pregnant women, children with Down syndrome, while there is also a person with epilepsy and an adult with artificial …

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Evros: 91 migrants incl 34 children stranded on an islet

Greek authorities on Sunday rescued a total of 91 people stranded on an islet in Evros river. it is the second large group that stranded in the area in the last 3 days. According to police, a group of “migrants were brought to Greek territory by a smuggler who transported …

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Evros: Ten border guards arrested for involvement in migrants trafficking

Greek Police has arrested ten border guards serving at the Evros border with Turkey in north-eastern Greece for being involved in illegal trafficking of migrants. The operation of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Hellenic Police in the prefecture of Evros is in progress, with the arrests το have …

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Evros fence as tourist attraction? Great interest by Greeks & foreigners (POLL)

The Evros fence that prohibits migrants from illegally entering Greece from its north-easter border with Turkey has become an attraction for tourists. There is a big interest by Greeks and foreigners to visit the ‘site’ and travel agents ask to guide visitors there. Tourist agents in Athens, as well as …

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Greek PM instrumentalizes “Evros fence” and “migration” for election purposes

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis rushed to Evros at the border with Turkey on Friday to participate in the signing ceremony between the state and a private company to extend the border fence by 35 km. “The Evros border fence sign-off constitutes the first part of the full 140-kilometer length,” the …

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Refuge claims girls’ death in Evros was set up; sparks confrontation ND-SYRIZA

A refugee has claimed that the 5-year-old girl’s death on an islet of the Evros river at the borders with Turkey “was set up.” Traffickers said to have suggested the allegedly fake story that became a media sensation last August. The girl had allegedly died after she was bitten by …

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Another 400 patrol officers at Evros border with Turkey

Another 400 border patrol officers will be hired in 2023 to better protect Greece’s borders, Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos announced on Friday. The minister was speaking after a meeting of his at the Ropodi region’s police headquarters on matters of security and migration. Some 250 of these border patrol …

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Greece extends fence along Evros river, border with Turkey

Greece is extending the fence barrier along the entire length of the Evros river, the natural border with Turkey. Greek Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos and Deputy Minister Eleftherios Economou signed the relevant protocol for the extension. In a statement, the ministry said that “rapid developments relating to the ‘instrumentalization’ …

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Another 250 officers to join border force in Evros

Greece will increase the number of border guards on the country’s northern border with Turkey amid a rise in undocumented migrants caught crossing the frontier, Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos has said. An additional 250 officers will join the 1,500-strong border force once they have completed training in the next …

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