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EU Commissioner tells Greece: Stop “violent” migrants’ deportations or risk losing funds

The European Union’s top migration official told Greece on Thursday to stop “violent” deportations of migrants or risk losing funds. After becoming one of the main destination points during the migration crisis of 2015, Athens has hardened its policy in the past year by increasing land and sea patrols, extending …

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Greece resumes migrants deportations to Turkey

Greece says it is restarting deportations of migrants to Turkey in an effort to deal with the increasing number of illegal crossings in recent weeks, the Associated Press reported on Friday. The number of migrants crossing illegally from Turkey to Europe has tripled in recent weeks with the number of …

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Afghan refugees end protest in Lesvos after police promises to accelerate asylum procedures

For three days, Afghan refugees occupied Sappho Square in the center of Mytilene on the island of Lesvos demanding to have their asylum procedures are accelerated,. Wearing t-shirts with the date of their arrival, they vowed they would not end their protest until they are given a decision on their …

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EU and Frontex spend millions for migrants deportations, when the money…

The EU is spending millions forcibly sending people back to their home countries, when the money could be spent more constructively. According to a probe conducted by Brussels-based European news media outlet EUobserver, the cost of sending people back home can skyrocket to up 90,000 euros for one single case. …

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35 migrants to be deported to Turkey on Tuesday, April 26/2016

Thirty-five migrants will have to see their European dream ending forever. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26th 2016 they will be deported from the Greek island of Lesvos back to Turkey within the framework of the EU Deal with Turkey. According to local media, lesvosnews.net, the majority of these 35 migrants asked …

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191 men & 11 women of different nationalities (also Afghans) were deported to Turkey (full list)

According to a press release issued by the Greek Migration Coordination body a total of 202 people, 191 men and 11 women, were deported from the islands of Lesvos and Chios in Greece to Turkey, on Monday morning. Their nationalities are: From Lesvos: 135 men and 1 woman ⇒ 124 …

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UPD 202 people deported from Greece to Turkey in a “dawn operation” (videos, picts)

The mass deportation operation started as early as 6 o’ clock in the morning, although it was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. The first 136 migrants from Lesvos were already in Dikili, Turkey at 9:30 a.m.It is more than obvious that the Frontex did not want much media around, for …

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