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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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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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