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Greece to extend border wall to stop migrants, wants EU help

The government says it will renew a request for European Union funds in 2022 to extend a border wall along the country’s frontier with Turkey and promised to expand a powerful surveillance network aimed at stopping migrants entering the country illegally. A public order minister, Takis Theodorikakos, told a parliamentary …

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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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Greece to strengthens Evros security with 250 border guards and fence extension

Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos announced on Sunday the further strengthening of the Police in the Prefecture of Evros  with 250 new border guards and the further extension of the fence. the Minister stressed the  strengthening of the country’s borders with the extension of the fence as well as Greece’s …

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Electronic surveillance network to safeguard Greece’s borders at Evros

An electronic surveillance network will safeguard Greece’s borders to Turkey at the region of Evros. Equipped with radars and cameras, the network installation is underway and will include eleven pillars along the Evros river in Greece’s North-East. The 11 pillars are along the river and the cameras have a range …

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Migration Minister jeered by far-right protesters over new migration camp (videos)

Chanting “traitors” and slogans with homophobic content, residents of Orestiada jeered Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis earlier on Monday. The angry mob booed and threw waters bottles, crackers and eggs at the minister visiting the broader area of Evros in north-eastern Greece bordering Turkey. They were holding Greek flags, …

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Greece proceeds with construction of Evros fence with rapid pace

The construction of a new fence along the Greek-Turkish borders in Evros, “was the least the government could do to provide a sense of security to Greek citizens, whose morale remains high at such a difficult juncture,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday during a visit to Feres in …

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Dendias, Borrell at Evros: “EU is determined to protects its external borders”

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell visited the military border post at Kastanies border crossing with Turkey, in the Prefecture of Evros, on Wednesday morning. The two officials walked up to the ‘chain’ at the border …

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Evros: Migration flows at Greek-Turkish borders doubled in last 24 hours

Migration flows doubled in the Evros region at the Greek-Turkish borders in the last 24 hours hours with the biggest pressure to be recorded in the areas of Tychero and Ferres. According to daily kathimerini, police intercepted more than 400 people in the border areas of Tychero and Ferres within …

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Border guard serving at Evros tested positive for Covid-19

A border guard serving in the region of Evros in northeastern Greece has been tested positive for COVID-19 local media report on Tuesday. coronavirus. Also his mother, with whom he was living with, has been tested positive. According to local news website evrosnews, the border guard is a resident of …

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US calls on Turkey to refrain from creating tension in Evros

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer has said that he has been working systematically to reduce tensions in Greek-Turkish relations. During an online event organized by the German Marshall Fund, Palmer assured that Washington is in constant dialogue with Athens and Ankara with the …

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Greece deploys hundreds of policemen to Evros as tension with Turkey rises

Greece is deploying 300 to 400 officers from across the country to Evros river at the land border with Turkey to bolster local forces. These officers are members of riot police, crime combating units and border guards who will patrol mainly in Ferres, the Ardas river and in Tychero. At …

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