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Gov’t warns migrants: “We will not allow anyone to illegally enter Greece”

“We will no allow anyone to illegally enter Greece,” Minister for Citizen’s Protection, Takis Theodorikakos,said on Tuesday after an increase of attempts by migrants to enter the country via the land and sea borders. In an interview with ANT1 TV, Theodorikakos blamed Turkey for it and accused the neighboring country …

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Coast Guard prevents 5 boats with over 450 migrants to enter Greece

Alarm in the Aegean Sea: five boats with dozens of migrants onboard attempted to illegally cross into Greek territorial waters in the early morning hours of Monday. The Greek Coast Guard spotted the boats between the islands of Chios and Samos and th operation is still ongoing on Monday noon. …

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21 migrants, among them six children, rescued off Rhodes (SAR video)

The Greek Coast Guard successfully carried out a search and rescue operation with two of its vessels north-east off the island of Rhodes on Sunday, rescuing 21 migrants from a sinking dinghy. Adverse weather conditions were in the area during the SAR operation, with winds blowing with intensity of 6 …

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Shipwreck off Kos: 106 migrants incl 20 children on board

One hundred and six migrants, including 20 children, were located by the Greek Coast Guard in a rocky area northwest of the island of Kos late on Saturday.Kos and were transferred to the Kos Identification Center. A  sailing boat was found to have half-sunk on the shore where the migrants …

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Two migrants die as they tried to cross swollen torrent amid rainstorm in North Greece

A woman who went missing in a mountainous area in Serres regional unit, northern Greece, on Wednesday while trying to cross a swollen torrent amid rainstorms along with a group of migrants was found dead on Thursday. The 24-year-old Iranian national was accompanying her 37-year-old husband who drowned while trekking …

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11 migrants die, 92 rescued when boat capsizes off Antikythera

A total of 92 migrants who were trapped on the islet of Prassonisi, north of Antikythera, were rescued on Friday. Another 11 people died when the boat ran aground and their bodies were retrieved from the sea by the Greek Coast Guard. The migrants were on a sailing boat that …

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One more person rescued, 3 bodies recovered after migrants boat sank in Aegean

One person was rescued short before Wednesday midnight almost 24 hours after a boat carrying migrants sank in the sea area off the island of Folegandros. The man from Egypt was 20 hours in the water before he was rescued and transferred to the hospital of neighboring Santorini. Meanwhile, the …

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Greece to extend border wall to stop migrants, wants EU help

The government says it will renew a request for European Union funds in 2022 to extend a border wall along the country’s frontier with Turkey and promised to expand a powerful surveillance network aimed at stopping migrants entering the country illegally. A public order minister, Takis Theodorikakos, told a parliamentary …

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7 migrants killed, 8 injured when car crashes at Egnatia highway during police chase

Seven migrants were killed and another eight were injured when the car that was transporting them crashed on Egnatia highway by Xanthi in northern Greece. Two of the injured are reportedly in critical condition. According to local media, the mini van was driving on the Komotini-Xanthi section, when police made …

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Greece tries to repatriate to Pakistan and Bangladesh 250 migrants

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Monday that efforts were underway to repatriate the Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals who arrived in the country as migrants on board the Turkish-flagged cargo ship rescued on Sunday. Minister Mitarakis said that “for me it is a top priority to agree …

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