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Greece Cuts Free Medical Care to Illegal Immigrants

An urgently issued circular by the Greek Health Ministry urges public hospitals to cut free medical care to illegal immigrants, i.e. migrants without legal documents like residence permit. From this new measure are excluded extreme emergency incidents that put the life on one in risk. Also excluded are cases of illegal immigrants …

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Migrants in Public Hospitals? The Bill Goes to Embassies

Greek Health Ministry will demand the expenditure for immigrants’ treatment in the public hospitals from the embassies, news portal Zougla reported. Many immigrants without legal documents find their way to the Polyclinic Hospital at Omonia Square in downtown Athens after being referred there by Non Governmental Organizations. According to latest …

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Greek Songmaker: Send Migrants to Remote Islands, Declare Athens in State of Emergency

Famous Greek musician Dionysis Savvopoulos dropped a bombshell in the middle of the debatte about of illegal immigrants and the worrying rise of violence and crime in Athens downtown. “Migrants should be transported to sparsely populated islands with low population under UN supervision, where they can cultivate land”, he said and added …

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Athens: Violence against Migrants continue

Another outbreak of violence occurred earlier Sunday in Athens downtown. A group of 10 people attacked two foreigners as they were walking down Menanrdrou street near Omonia square. They beat them , injured them and fled.  This adds to a series of attacks against legal or illegal migrants by groups of allegedly far-right …

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Far-Right Extremists Chase and Beat Immigrants in Athens Downtown (video)

The situation in Athens downtown is out of control and racism is growing wild. A group of far-right extremists started chasing coloured immigrants in Athens downtown after  a mass rally to commemorate Manolis Kantaris, 44, who was stabbed to death by criminals from North Africa, according to a security camera of a …

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103 Migrants rescued from sinking boat off Lefkada island.

 A drama with 103 illegal migrnats, among them 27 children, was averted  at the last minute as their boat semi-capsized off the island of Lefkada, Greece. A group of 103 illegal migrants and three migrant-runners were rescued from a semi-capsized sailboat south of the island of Lefkada late Monday by …

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Mafia-style execution: Businessman shot, body found inside burning car

The charred body of well-known businessman Christos Gialias was found in a burning vehicle in the West Attica suburb of Mandra on Wednesday evening. A Kalashnikov weapon was also found inside the car. It is the second mafia-style execution since January 1, 2024. It was neighbors who alarmed the police …

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MEPs voice concern about the rule of law in Greece

The European Parliament on Wednesday called on the Commission to act over what it described as “grave concerns” about the rule of law in Greece, citing a hostile environment for journalists, the use of spyware against political opponents and journalists and abuse of power by the police. MEPs adopted the …

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Lesvos: Two dead, one missing when boat crashes on rocky shore

Two people died and another person has been missing when a boat carrying migrants crashed on a rocky shore of Lesvos due to gale-force winds. The shipwreck happened in the area of Palios in Mandamado, northeast of the islands of Lesvos in the night Monday to tuesday, January 29-30, the …

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European Parliament adopts resolution critical of Greece, other EU member states

The European Parliament voted in favor of a resolution on “Liberties, equality and dignity threatened in Greece.”The EP expressed concern over media freedom, corruption and individual liberties. “Freedoms, equality and dignity are threatened,” the European Parliament emphasizes on Thursday, January 18, 2024. In its resolution on fundamental rights, put at …

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