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Turkish policemen, PKK members on fishing boat seized by Greek Coast Guard

Greek Coast Guard seized a fishing boat with dozens of Turkish and Kurdish dissidents seeking refuge from Erdogan’s regime in Europe. On board of “Nemo” were 65 people, also refugees from Afghanistan and Iraqi Kurdistan.. According to local news website ilialive, 20 Turkish police officers, 10 Kurds members of PKK, …

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Frontex launches internal inquiry into illegal pushbacks in the Aegean

European border agency Frontex has launched an internal investigation into press reports of alleged illegal pushbacks of migrants and refugees in the Aegean Sea. A relevant TV report broadcasted on Tuesday at German public broadcaster ARD not only displayed footage but also featured among others eye-witness accounts by Greek islanders …

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Greece records 436 new coronavirus cases, 7 more deaths

Greece recorded 436 new coronavirus cases and seven more deaths in the past 24 hours, health authorities announced on Wednesday evening. Death toll rose to 469 and the number of Covid-19 patients who died in October increased to 78. Average deaths per week (last 7 days) reached 6.4, while the …

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“No more Moria”? Rainfall floods dozens of tents in Kara Tepe camp

Dozens of tents were flooded and large parts of Kara Tepe refugee camp on the island of Lesvos came under water after a strong rainfall on Thursday, an expected development as many people warned about from the very first moment the camp was set up. the European Commission slogan “No …

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Covid-19 info in 12 languages broadcast by Athens Municipality radio

The City of Athens has launched an information campaign about the Covid-19 pandemic for migrants and refugees in 12 languages. In a statement on Thursday, the Municipality said that the campaign will be supported by closer cooperation with migrant and refugee communities which participate in the Council for the Integration …

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Historic verdict: Golden Dawn is a “criminal organization” – Live Blog

Large crowds of people have gathered outside the Appeals court in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, awaiting for the verdict of the neo-nazi Golden Dawn party. Five and a half years after the trial started and 453 sessions, the moment for the judges to announce the decision that will write …

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The Judges’ Hour: Golden Dawn verdict due on Oct 7

One day to go before a court in Athens court will issue the much anticipated verdict in the five-year trial of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. Judges will rule whether GD party that was in parliament from 2012-2019 operated a criminal organization, carried out attacks and murders on migrants and …

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New coronavirus cases in Greece jump to 416; another 5 deaths

New coronavirus cases jumped to 416, health authorities announced on Tuesday evening adding that 5 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours. The 416 cases are practical an all time record of daily cases in Greece since the outbreak late February. Last Monday, daily cases were 453, however, …

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Greece files against 33 NGO members for assisting human traffickers

Greek authorities have prepared a case file against 33 foreign nationals, members of four non-governmental organizations dealing with refugee issues on the island of Lesvos. The case file against the specific NGOs reportedly includes the offenses of forming and joining a criminal organization, espionage, violation of state secrets, as well …

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SYRIZA slams EU Migration Pact as ineffective, blames Greek gov’t

Europe has proven it is “way below par in circumstances” with its new EU Migration & Asylum Pact, said on Wednesday SYRIZA’s Giorgos Psichogios, responsible for the party’s migration and asylum policy. He said that each EU member state would now be legally required to accept their fair share of …

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“Lockdown in Attica” if restrictions don’t flatten the curve, signal Greek officials

Greek officials reiterated in the past hours the possibility of a lockdown should the latest measures do not decrease coronavirus infections and continue to put the health system under pressure, especially in Attica. Epidemiologists reportedly awaiting for the latest restrictions in force September 21 – October 4 to flatten the …

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List of new stricter anti-coronavirus measures in Athens and Attica

Greece’s authorities announced a package of stricter measures for Athens and the broader region of Attica in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The measures come two days after another series of restrictions were imposed. The additional measures include stricter crowd control, return to work from home for …

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Police operation to move thousands of refugees to new Kara Tepe camp

Police operation to move thousands of homeless refugees on the island of Lesvos to the new provisional tents camp in the military firing range of Kara Tepe is unfolding smoothly, local media report on Thursday. The operation started at 8 o’ clock in the morning with police officers urging refugees …

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6 foreign nationals arrested for Moria fires; Video helped identify one

Six foreign nationals have been arrested as suspects for the fires that destroyed the refugees camp in Moria a week ago.  Five were first arrested and the last member of the group, who was at large, was arrested on Tuesday evening. Short after the six arrests, a video allegedly shot …

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