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Frontex preparing for Afghans already abroad to try to reach Europe

The EU is preparing for an influx of Afghans seeking asylum, whether or not people flee en masse from the new Taliban government, the chief of the EU border agency said, noting that millions are already displaced in neighbouring countries. In an interview, Fabrice Leggeri, director-general of border agency Frontex, …

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Greek-American actor Michael Constantine passes away. RIP Mr Portokalos

Greek-American actor Michael Constantine, the legendary Gus Portokalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding,  passed away at the age of 94. Although already known in the USA, Constantine became famous worldwide as Gus Portokalos, father of Toula (Nia Vardalos) in the comedy film My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Gus …

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KIS calls on Health Minister Plevris to apologize for Auschwitz statements

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS) has expressed its concern for the appointment of Thanos Plevris as Minister of Health. KIS wants that Plevris apologize for previous statements denying the Holocaust. In a statement issued on Wednesday, just a day after Plevris appointment, the KIS said: “The …

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Greek Orthodox and Catholic priests pray for all the refugees of the world

Representatives of the Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches and migrants joined in a prayer for all refugees of the world. The event took place in Mytilene on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday afternoon. The event was held by the statue of a refugee mother from the Asia Minor disaster …

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Greece’s vaccination program: Rates per age group

Greece has completed 11 million vaccinations as of Monday, Secretary General for Primary Health Marios Themistocleous said at the weekly live briefing on Monday. The total number refers to both those who have completed vaccination against Covid-19 or have had the first dose of vaccine only. He said that over …

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Presidency cancels decoration of rescuer Jason Apostolopoulos after pressure from ruling party

The Greek Presidency had officially announced that rescuer Iasonas Apostolopoulos was among those citizens to be decorated for their actions on the occasion the 47. restoration of democracy on Saturday. However, Apostolopoulos’ decoration was cancelled without any justification apparently following political pressure by some members of ruling party New Democracy. …

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Greece: 2,854 coronavirus cases; geographic distribution; 7 deaths

Greece’s health authorities announced on Friday 2,854 new coronavirus cases and 7 Covid-related deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals Intensive Care Units increased to 130. The Civil Protection updated the Covid-MAP and placed more regions and islands on “higher risk level.” More details …

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At least 8 people missing when boat capsizes off Crete; 37 rescued

The Greek Coast Guard continues the Search and Rescue operation South off island of Crete Friday noon after a boat carrying migrants capsized and some 8 people are missing. 37 people have been rescued so far. for several people believed missing a day after a boat carrying dozens of migrants …

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One-year-old refugee child dies in Kara Tepe camp on Lesvos

An one-year-old refugee child was taken to the hospital of Mytilene from the camp of Kara Tepe on Wednesday, where doctors could only confirm its death. Tthe child had high fever and vomited and was not transported to the hospital in time, local media report. The child of a single-parent …

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Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA Most Valuable Player after leading Bucks to victory

Giannis Antetokounmpo has led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title since 1971 and was named was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. on Tuesday. Powered by a masterpiece from the Greek Freak The Bucks won 105-98 over the visiting Phoenix Suns. With the victory, the Bucks clinched …

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Work on Lesvos migrant camp yet to begin 9 months after fire

Almost 9 months after a fire gutted a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, work on a new reception center has still not begun despite pledges to have the facility built before next winter, Greece’s migration minister confirmed Wednesday. Greek authorities said the fires were started deliberately last …

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