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Frontex pictures from the rescue operation of Russian tourist drifted off Crete

The Frontex has released pictures from the rescue operation of the Russian tourist who was drifted away in the sea while on an air mattress. The missing for 20 hours. The 55-year-old Russian national was spotted by Frontex border patrol aircraft and was rescued by the Greek Coast Guard. She …

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Missing tourist found on air mattress drifted 6nm off Crete

A missing tourist has been found on an air mattress that was drifted out to the sea, 6 nautical miles off the North of the island of Crete on Thursday. The woman on the floating mattress was spotted by Frontex aircraft and was rescued by the Greek Coast Guard. The …

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Frontex sees a 90% increase of asylum-seekers entering Greece from land border to Turkey

In the first five months of 2018  Greece has been Europe’s top entry point for refugees and migrants. According to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontext, over 19,800 people entered Greece during January – May 2018. At the same time, the land border crossing from Turkey to Greece …

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Berlin, Brussels blame Greece for undermining the EU-Turkey deal

Unnamed officials in Berlin, Brussels and the EU’s border agency Frontex,blame Greece for undermining the EU-Turkey refugee and migrants deal as it moved people form the overcrowded camps on the islands to the mainland. Data published by the German newspaper Die Welt suggest that Greece has been undermining the European …

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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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At least 16 dead when boat with refugees capsizes in the Aegean Sea

At least seven people have drowned when a boat carrying refugees capsized in the Aegean Sea on Monday morning. Two women have been rescued, one of them is in advanced pregnancy. Unconfirmed reports speak of another four bodies to have been washed out on the Turkish coast. A Search and …

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Hot pursuit: Greek Coastguard against drug traffickers speedboat VIDEO

Greece’s coast guard uncovered an international ring that transported large quantities of drugs from Albania to Italy using high-speed boats. A video released by the Hellenic Coastguard shows the hot pursuit against drug traffickers’ speedboat. The coastguard’s drug-fighting unit said on Saturday it had arrested five Albanians and two Greeks …

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Frontex accuses NGOs of collusion with migrant smugglers

The EU border agency Frontex has been accusing non-governmental organizations and charities involved in sea rescue of collusion with migrant smugglers. According to confidential reports seen by the Financial Times, the Frontex charges open up a long-simmering dispute between EU officials and   NGOs operating in the Mediterranean Sea over how …

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Frontex documents show: Coast Guard fired at migrants boats

Officers of the Greek Coast Guard fired at boats carrying refugees and migrants, documents of the European Border Agency Frontex show. One of the incidents described by online publication The Intercept, occurred two years in March 2014, when a small boat carrying 13 Syrian refugees was trying to reach the …

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Frontex: Number of migrants arriving in Greece dropped 90% in April, just 2,700 arrivals

The number of migrants arriving in Greece dropped 90 percent in April, EU border agency Frontex said on Friday, in a sign that a deal with Turkey to send back those who make the sea journey between the two countries is working. “Fewer than 2,700 people arrived in Greece in …

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Dutch policemen arrest migrants on the streets of Lesvos, put them in vans without signs

OK, we got this! It is now confirmed and in pictures: Frontex policemen are “authorized” to make arrests, while they are deployed in Greece. Are they really? Freelance journalist Panagiotis Gavrilis shot some pictures on the island of Lesvos as Dutch policemen control refugees/migrants – it is not clear – …

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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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Bad coordination: Dutch policemen on Lesvos to assist returns to Turkey, 2300 EU-staff for asylum procedures …absent

Seventeen policemen from the Netherlands arrived on the island of Lesvos on Thursday afternoon. According to local EmprosNet.gr, “the policemen arrived on a C-130 and are to be involved in the return of migrants and refugees back to Turkey,” as the EU-Turkey deal foresees. Citing local authority sources, EmprosNet reports …

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