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Coast Guard prevents 5 boats with over 450 migrants to enter Greece

Alarm in the Aegean Sea: five boats with dozens of migrants onboard attempted to illegally cross into Greek territorial waters in the early morning hours of Monday. The Greek Coast Guard spotted the boats between the islands of Chios and Samos and th operation is still ongoing on Monday noon. …

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Tragedy in the Aegean: Woman, 4 children die after migrants boat sinks off Chios

The bodies of one woman and four children have been recovered out of six people believed to be missing after a dinghy carrying 27 migrants capsized and sank off the south-east coast of the island of Chios early Tuesday morning. According to state broadcaster ERT, the woman and two children …

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Greece seeks bids to build closed camps for migrants on the islands

Greece has launched a European Union-wide tender to build two closed-type facilities replacing migrant camps on its islands, a move that has been criticised by a leading human rights advocate. The conservative government first announced in late 2019 its plan to move asylum-seekers to closed holding centres as part of …

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Mayors of three Aegean islands against EU’s new migration pact

The mayors of the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos have called on the European Union on Thursday to amend the proposal for the new migration pact, saying “it unduly burdens front-line countries, damaging their national interests and creating gray zones in the eastern borders of the EU.” “It is …

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Famous archaeologist, ex British School director, Sinclair Hood passes away at 104

Legendary archaeologist Sinclair Hood, famous for his excavations in Knossos and former director of the British School in Athens passed away on Monday, two weeks short of his 104th birthday. The great British archaeologist and academic, Martin Sinclair Frankland Hood, had a rich research and writing work. Sinclair Hood was …

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Chios: House decorated with 300,000 Christmas lights to bring joy

A mansion on the island of Chios is most probably the house with the most Christmas lights across Greece. some 300,000 lights decorate the house, the garden and the impressive Christmas tree. The sparking lights form bit starts and other Christmas motives, reindeer and fawns and every else the the …

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Severe Weather: CP recommendations to islands residents in East Aegean

Greece’s Civil Protections has issued a “strong recommendation” warning for the residents of four islands regional units in the Eastern Aegean Sea due to weather change with heavy rainfalls, thunderstorms and stormy winds. The warning issued late on Thursday refers to the Regional Units of the islands: Ikaria, Samos, Lesvos …

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Coronavirus outbreak in refugee camp VIAL on the island of Chios

Forty-seven people have been tested positive to coronavirus at the refugee reception and identification center VIAL on the island of Chios in the last two days, the National Public Health Organisation EODY said on Friday. The infected are refugees and workers at the camp. Some 767 tests were carried out …

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Newspaper publisher shot outside his home in northern Athens

The publisher of small newspaper Makeleio, Stefanos Chios, was shot by an unknown assailant outside his home early Monday morning. The victim survived the assassination attempt seriously injured. The shooting took place around 3 0′ clock in the morning as the publisher was parking his car outside his home in …

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Two villages ordered to evacuate as forest fire rages on the island of Chios

A big forest fire is raging in the Kampos area on the island of Chios on Wednesday and the powerful winds are pushing the fire fronts towards two villages. The Fire Service ordered the residents of Tholopotami and Sklavia to evacuate as the danger was imminent. More than 30 firefighters …

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Moria: Medical center opens outside camp for possible coronavirus patients

The First Aid infirmary opened on Saturday outside the migrants and refugees reception center in Moria, Lesvos. The medical center facility is for first assessment of possible coronavirus incidents among the population of the asylum seekers hosted in the hotspot. According to north Aegean regional governor Kostas Moutzouris the medical …

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Greek Navy NAVTEX restricts Navigation around 3 islands to prevent migrants’ influx

Greece is stepping up deterrence measures at the sea border to Turkey as the government expects the pressure at the Evros borders to be transferred to the northeast Aegean islands. The Greek Navy issued a Restricted Navigation Warning (NAVTEX) for the sea areas within the Greek territorial waters and for …

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“Migration Crisis” Made in Turkey: : More than 500 people arrive on Aegean islands

Migration Crisis Made in Turkey: More than 500 people have arrived on the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos by Sunday noon, while more are reportedly on the way to Greece. The plastic boats started leaving from six different locations in west coast of Turkey since the early morning hours …

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Riot police withdraws from Lesvos & Chios after raging against locals and cars (videos)

Eight riot police squads departed from the island of Lesvos on Thursday morning after an unprecedented use of violence against people and …parked cars. The squads embarked ferry “Nisos Rodos” at 9 o’ clock in the morning. Loaded were also police buses, machinery and equipment that was transferred to the …

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Greek PM Mitsotakis warns migrants “Don’t come to Greece!”

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has warned migrants not qualifying for asylum to not come to Greece.  At the same time, he stressed the government’s determination to proceed with the construction of new closed facilities for migrants and asylum seekers on the northeastern Aegean islands. “The construction of modern, guarded facilities …

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