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Six bodies washed ashore of Lesvos; authorities suspect shipwreck

A shipwreck with six dead so far has occurred in the sea off the coast of Lesvos, near the PPC factory in Epano Skala, Mytilene. It is suggested that there was a shipwreck as so far, the boat has not been located, nor was there any distress signal to authorities. …

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“We Need Books”: Library with 14,000 books in 30 languages in downtown Athens

“We Need Books” is an NGO that functions as a library and, more broadly, a multicultural space in Kypseli, a vibrant and culturally diverse neighbourhood in the centre of Athens. The library features 14,000 books in over 30 languages and at least 6 alphabets, and also includes a children’s library. …

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UNHCR “deeply distressed” over recent migrant’s deaths in the Aegean Sea

The UNHCR, the United Nations Agency for Refugees, said that it was “deeply distressed” by the recent death toll in Greece’s Aegean Sea, where at least 31 people lost their lives in three separate shipwrecks between 21 and 24 December, while an unknown number are still missing. “It is heart-rending …

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Greek Ombudsman probes illegal pushback of Frontex Interpreter

The Greek Ombudsman announced on Wednesday that it launches an investigation into the complaint about the illegal pushback of a Frontex interpreter from Greece to Turkey. The Constitutional independent authority added that it has received a formal complain from the EU border agency. A Frontex employee has claimed that he …

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No military alert in Evros and Aegean, says Greek government

Government sources said on Saturday evening that a report about Greek forces being placed on high alert at the land and sea borders for fear of a spike in migration flows from Turkey is not accurate. Citing “military sources, Friday evening and still on Saturday, media had reported that all …

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Biden nominates Greek-American businessman Tsunis as ambassador to Athens

Greek American businessman George James Tsunis was formally nominated by US President Joe Biden as new ambassador to Greece on Friday. The long-awaited nomination by the White House comes less than a week before the latest US-Greece Strategic Dialogue and anticipated signing of an updated Mutual Defense and Cooperation Agreement …

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Iraqi man arrested in Athens, is accused of being an ISIS terrorist

A 34-year-old Iraqi man, accused of being an ISIS terrorist, was arrested Monday noon following after a joint operation by the Greek Counter-Terrorism Unit and the National Intelligence Services (EYP), in the center of Athens. The man had arrived to Greece via the migrants’ Lesvos-route in 2018. He has reportedly …

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