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EU suspends funding to NGO aiding refugees in Greece following claims of sexual abuse and corruption

The European Union has suspended funding to a non-government organization (NGO) aiding refugees in Greece pending an investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation and financial corruption, a spokesman for European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has said. “Although these remain allegations under investigation, the Commission is …

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105 refugees rescued in Eastern Aegean, tension in Chios hot spot

105 refugees were rescued in two different incidents on Friday. A Romanian vessel of Frontex located and rescued 45 refugees and migrants in the sea region of Keramia off the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea. In a second incident, 60 refugees and migrants were rescued in the …

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Prosecutor investigates claims of “genital mutilation” in refugee and migrant girls

The prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court ordered an urgent investigation into claims of genital mutilation in juvenile refugee and migrant girls in the country’s’ reception centers. In a press release issued by the Supreme Court, the prosecutor stresses that this practice is “a barbarity that can not be tolerated by …

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Brain Drain: Even Teenagers want to leave Greece

Miserable present, no future.  The brain drain from Greece takes distributing dimensions as even teenagers want to leave the country. For studies or for professional development. An entire generation of teenagers, regardless of their economic status and possibilities, want to leave Greece and move abroad. These plans have usually the …

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Syrian refugees of Kurdish origin on hunger strike in Moria hot spot

Syrian refugees of Kurdish origin continue their hunger strike for sixth consecutive day in the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos. The twelve men protest for long delays in the process of  examining asylum requests by the secondary committees. Eleven of them launched the hunger strike last …

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EU auditors warn Hot Spots in Greece and Italy are overwhelmed

European Union auditors say that migrants centers – the famous Hot Spots – set up in Greece and Italy to fast-track the registration of migrants are overwhelmed and urgently require more experts, particularly to help children. In a report released Tuesday, the auditors say that two more centers known as …

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ECHR rules Greece to pay €12K-€16K to each of 42 strawberry pickers in Manolada shooting

A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh has won a case against Greece at Europe’s highest human rights court. They were shot at by employer’s foremen for demanding unpaid wages after they had worked for 5 month sin Manolada, Peloponnese. The Council of Europe’s Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday …

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5 children among 12 drowned refugees after boat capsizes off Turkey coast

A boat carrying 22 refugees has capsized near the Kuşadası district of Turkey’s Aydın province on Friday. Search and rescue teams have rescued eight people. They have initially found 11 bodies. The remaining three are reportedly still missing. According to latest information, the number of dead has increased to 12. …

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Tsipras: Europe is not defending own accomplishments, has surrendered to the IMF

Europe is not defending its own accomplishments, its heritage and social model and has surrendered to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which explains its existential crisis, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday evening, addressing an event organized by the Transform! Europe network, in Rome’s “La Sapienza” University. “We are …

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Activism questionnaire by SYRIZA-Youth asks about “involvement in theft from supermarkets”

The online questionnaire uploaded by the Youth organization of ruling left-wing  SYRIZA is theoretically a sociological research, an attempt to gather the opinion of the basic of the youth organization. However, several questions are unconventional and even rename the criminal offense of “theft” into “activism”. The questionnaire triggered an outrage …

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‘A year of suffering’: HRW report on EU Turkey Deal anniversary

The EU Turkey deal has trapped thousands of people in abysmal conditions on the Greek islands for the past year, while denying most access to asylum procedures and refugees protection, Human Rights Watch said today. This assessment of conditions is released ahead of the first anniversary of the agreement, signed on March …

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