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Farmer in custody for having shot Syrian teenager on Lesvos

A court on the island of Lesvos remanded custody to the 78-year-old farmer who shot and wounded a teenager refugee from Syria last week. Together with his family the 16-year-old asylum seeker had sought refuge in the farmer’s land plot to escape violence in the Moria hot spot nearby. The …

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Greece improves score in Soft Power 30 Index Global Ranking 2018

Greece has improves its score score in the Soft Power 30 Index 2018, although it maintains the same position as in the previous years. The results of the fourth annual Soft Power 30 Index have been launched by Portland, the strategic communications consultancy, in partnership with the University of Southern …

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Greek, male, aged 18-44: The profile of homeless in Greece

The Ministry of Social Solidarity attempted to record the homeless population living in seven municipalities of Greece. In a survey conducted in collaboration with the Panteion University, the ministry captured the main demographic features of homeless people in Greece with the aim to create facilities for them in the future. …

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Migration Minister reassures “no new hot spots on the islands, no asylum seekers returns”

Migration Minister, Dimitris Vitsas, dismissed dress reports that new hot spots will be established on the islands or that asylum seekers returns from Germany will be place on the five islands. In a letter to the mayors of the islands that have received the majority of refugees and migrants, that …

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2,800 refugee children in Greece’s camps attended school in 2018

The Migration Agency of the United nations,  the European Union and Greece’s authorities helped a total of 2,800 refugee and migrant children go back to school in the year 2018.  The UN Migration Agency IOM announced on Friday that almost 2,800 children living in Greece in open-accommodation centres for migrants …

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AMBER ALERT: 12-year-old boy missing from migrant center in Larissa, Central Greece

AMBER ALERT: A 12-year-old boy has been missing since Tuesday, 3. July 2018. The boy was living with his family in Koytsochero migrants reception center in Larissa, Central Greece. Yousef Osso has black eyes and brown hair, is 150cm tall. At the time he went missing he was wearing a …

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EU leaders compromise on vague conclusions and “controlled migration centers”

After a long sleepless night and a session that lasted approximately 14 hours, the 28 European Union leaders managed to reach a compromise and agreed to adopt the conclusions on the hot potato that is called: Migration. The rift within the EU on the issue is bigger than ever before …

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EU Council cancels Summit press conference after Italy threat to veto

The first day of the EU Summit did not go according to plan. The EU Council has cancelled the press conference at the end of Day 1 of the summit and in a very diplomatic statement, make it clear, it’s Italy’s fault… The European Council this afternoon had an exchange …

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EU Migration draft nicely tailored to ease German concerns

Provisional draft ‘conclusions’ of the mini-summit on Migration on Sunday have angered several leaders of European Union member states. Italy is threatening to abstain from the summit, the Visegrad Group has called for an emergency session. The draft distributed to state leaders ahead of the summit is focusing on protection …

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Mini EU Summit on Migration as rift with hardline governments grows

European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced an informal mini summit on migration and asylum issues. The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 24th, in Brussels. In a tweet Juncker announced the informal summit, however without revealing who is to participate.  Howver, he tagged the prime ministers of Greece, Italy, Bulgaria …

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Merkel and Macron agree to create budget for Eurozone, EU reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French Emmanuel Macron agreed on Tuesday to create a budget for the euro zone. They met at Meseberg by Berlin  and agreed also on some other EU reforms like reducing the number of EU Commissioners and take again steps on the migration crisis. The meeting, …

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Frontex sees a 90% increase of asylum-seekers entering Greece from land border to Turkey

In the first five months of 2018  Greece has been Europe’s top entry point for refugees and migrants. According to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontext, over 19,800 people entered Greece during January – May 2018. At the same time, the land border crossing from Turkey to Greece …

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Kurz calls for an “Axis of the Willing between Rome-Berlin-Vienna” to combat migration

Austria’s conservative chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, called  for an “axis of the willing” between Rome-Berlin-Vienna” in order to fight illegal migration. A new Axis of Evil like in 1940? For sure the word choice with the terms axis and willing burdened with ugly connotation and war is not a fortunate one. …

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Fewer refugees arrive in Greece via Evros river but problems remain

Fewer refugees arriving in Greece from Turkey through the Evros river, but problems remain, says the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in a report. The international agency urges efforts to ensure access to asylum and timely registration in Greece’s north-eastern Evros region. As dawn breaks over Greece’s north-eastern Evros region, …

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