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War in Middle East: Greece’s Intelligence, Anti-Terror on “Red Alert”

Greek authorities, the intelligence service and the anti-terror department are on red alert and are reportedly ready to deal with any challenge that will arise in the country due to the war in the Middle East. On top priority is the monitoring of hundreds of refugees and immigrants from Palestine …

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Greece ramps up security around potential Israeli targets

Police in Greece has ramped up security around potential Israeli targets and increased its presence around the Embassy of Israel in Athens in light of the ongoing war in the Middle East. State security and intelligence services are also involved in the operation, which apart from Israeli missions or businesses …

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Survivors of Pylos shipwreck file suit at Maritime Court of Piraeus

Forty of the 104 survivors of the deadly shipwreck off Pylos, in south-western Greece in June 2023, filed a lawsuit against all responsible persons at the Maritime Court of Piraeus on Thursday. The suit was filed by their lawyers, according to a joint statement by the Network for the Rights …

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Mitsotakis: “Counterbalance” to wildfires damages “is good economy performance”

Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis unpleasantly surprised with a statement massively lacking empathy and suggesting that the only thing that can “counterbalance” sombre mood in Greece due to extensive wildfires damages is the “good performance of economy.” While the wildfire in Evros, NE Greece, keeps raging for almost two weeks, …

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Supreme Court investigates alarming “racist” incidents in NE Greece

Greece’s Supreme Court has anew intervened into the alarming “racist” and “hatred” incidents in the North-Eastern part of the country, after one more “self-proclaimed sheriff” arrested and most likely also also beat four migrants. The SC has requested the Public Processor in Athens responsible for racism, human trafficking and mistreatment …

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Bodies of 18 people found in Dadia forest that is on fire

The charred bodies of at least 18 people have been found in Dadia forest that has been on fire since Monday afternoon, the Fire Service announced on Tuesday. The bodies were found in two spots of the dense forest near the village of Avantas in Evros, north-eastern Greece. Fire Service …

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Council of State cancels plan to build migrant center on Lesvos

The Council of State cancelled the license to build a Reception and Identification Center (RIC) for migrants and asylum applicants at Plati-Vastria on Lesvos island, following a petition by the North Aegean Region, it was announced on Tuesday. Section V of the highest administrative court of Greece cancelled the project …

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Over 200 refugees located Evros, mostly women and children

More than 200 refugees and migrants were found wandering on the Arda river bridge in Evros on Friday morning. The majority of them are women with babies in their arms, children, pregnant women, children with Down syndrome, while there is also a person with epilepsy and an adult with artificial …

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Council of Europe: Greece must effectively investigate Pylos shipwreck

Greece has a legal obligation to conduct effective investigations into the Pylos shipwreck, which resulted in the death of more than 80 persons with many hundreds still missing, Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic said in a letter addressed to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis released …

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Greece urges Frontex not to pull out of the country

Greece’s new minister for migration said Monday he would consider it “unthinkable” for the European Union to pull out its border protection force from the country, and promised to address a growing list of international grievances over dealing with migrants. A dispute between Greece’s government and the EU border agency …

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Two more bodies recovered: Shipwreck death toll rises to 80

The bodies of two more migrants were recovered by the Greek Coast Guard on Monday, near where a fishing boat full of migrants capsized last week, raising the death toll from 78 to 80. The two bodies were transferred to the port city of Kalamata, which is where the 104 …

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Shipwreck: Desperate relatives seek for their beloved ones in Greece

With pictures on their mobiles or at hand, relatives and friends are desperately searching among the fishing boat survivors for their beloved ones. They have traveled from several countries to Greece to seek for their people with whom they lost contact since Wednesday, June 16, when the fishing boat capsized …

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Shipwreck: Nine Egyptians arrested as suspects of trafficking gang

Nine Egyptian men arrested as the suspected traffickers of the migrants on board the sunken fishing boat off Pylos were led before a public prosecutor in Kalamat late on Thursday and charged. They were given until Monday to prepare their testimony. The nine men are accused for forming a criminal …

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