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Migration flows to Greece dropped 74% , says Frontex

Refugee and migration flows to Greece dropped 74%pct in the first ten months of 2020, compared to flows registered in the same period in 2019, says a report released on Thursday by Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. Some 17,000 crossings into Greece were recorded between January and …

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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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Sharp decrease of refugees and migrants arrivals in April and May

Migration flows to the islands and through the land border of Evros keep on falling and reached record high drop in April and May. Citing government sources, media report that a decrease of 97.26% was recorded in April when compared to the same month in 2019. The decrease was at …

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Migration influx has subsided, both on land and sea, says Greece

Migration influx has subsided both on land and sea, Greece’s government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Saturday. He attributed the decrease with better border guarding and accelaration of asylum procedures. During his visit to the city of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece, Petsas emphasized the strengthening of the police force and …

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Greece’s “priority is to reduce migration flows,”says Migration Minister

The government’s priority is to reduce migration flows to the Eastern Aegean islands, new Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Sunday while visiting islands in the eastern Aegean Sea. The new Migration Minister visited Samos and Lesvos in order to ease locals’ reactions to the planned closed accommodation …

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Greece desperately seeking to halt refugees and migrants flows

Greece is desperately seeking to halt the refugees and migrants flows and intensifies its contacts with Turkey and the European Union. Migration Policy Minister, Giorgos Koumoutsakos, is meeting with the Turkish Interior Minister and high ranking officials of the Foreign Ministry in Ankara on Thursday. A delegation of the EU …

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