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Frontex documents show: Coast Guard fired at migrants boats

Officers of the Greek Coast Guard fired at boats carrying refugees and migrants, documents of the European Border Agency Frontex show. One of the incidents described by online publication The Intercept, occurred two years in March 2014, when a small boat carrying 13 Syrian refugees was trying to reach the …

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261 refugees & migrants arrived in Greece in last 24 hours

A total of 261 refugees and migrants arrived in the eastern Aegean islands in the last 24 hours, that is from Thursday to Friday morning. According to the Greek Migration Coordination body 139 people arrived in Lesvos, 61 in Chios, 18 in Samos, 15 in Leros and 28 in Karpathos. …

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Boat with 60-80 refugees & migrants runs aground off Lesvos

A boat carrying 80 refugees and migrants run aground in the sea area south-southwest off the island of Lesvos on Thursday morning. According to local media, the boat was a normal touristic boat and was carrying 100 people. Two fishing boats and two patrol boats of the Greek Coast Guard …

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EU Court of Justice rules: illegal migrants cannot be jailed for solely entering an EU country “illegally”

The European Court of Justice ruled that a national of a non-EU country who has not yet been subject to the return procedure cannot being imprisoned solely because he or she has entered the territory of a member state illegally across an internal border of the Schengen area. This is …

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UPD 10 dead, 340 rescued after boat carrying 700 migrants sinks off Crete

Four bodies were recovered and more than 300 people have been rescued so far after a boat carrying some 600-700 migrants sank 75 nautical miles south of Crete in the area of Kalon Limenon. The 25-meter long vessel has reportedly sent a distress signal early Friday morning. The boat was …

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Idomeni Camp: Evacuation of 8,199 refuges & migrants started

All eyes are on Idomeni camp this morning, where the evacuation started in the morning. Buses keep coming empty and leave the area full with people, taking them to organized facilities. The first buses take the people in the broader area of Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. With the help of …

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Frontex: Number of migrants arriving in Greece dropped 90% in April, just 2,700 arrivals

The number of migrants arriving in Greece dropped 90 percent in April, EU border agency Frontex said on Friday, in a sign that a deal with Turkey to send back those who make the sea journey between the two countries is working. “Fewer than 2,700 people arrived in Greece in …

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35 migrants to be deported to Turkey on Tuesday, April 26/2016

Thirty-five migrants will have to see their European dream ending forever. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26th 2016 they will be deported from the Greek island of Lesvos back to Turkey within the framework of the EU Deal with Turkey. According to local media, lesvosnews.net, the majority of these 35 migrants asked …

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Dutch policemen arrest migrants on the streets of Lesvos, put them in vans without signs

OK, we got this! It is now confirmed and in pictures: Frontex policemen are “authorized” to make arrests, while they are deployed in Greece. Are they really? Freelance journalist Panagiotis Gavrilis shot some pictures on the island of Lesvos as Dutch policemen control refugees/migrants – it is not clear – …

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UPD Pope Francis will visit Lesvos to express solidarity with refugees & migrants

The leader of Catholic Church, Pope Francis, will visit the island of Lesvos to express his solidarity with the refugees and migrants. The visit will be strictly unofficial and is expected to take place next Friday, April 15th 2016. Pope Francis and the head of Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop of …

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EU confident 500 migrants will be sent back to Turkey on April 4/2016

The European Commission is confident that re-admission of migrants and Syrian refugees who arrived in Greece after March 2oth 2016 will begin next Monday, April 4th 2016, exactly as it stands of EU-Turkey deal. AN EU official who spoke to Ajanse France Press under condition of anonymity said that “500 …

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