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Greece to construct new refugee & migrants centers on 3 islands

Greece will build three controlled-access refugee and migrants facilities on the islands of Samos, Kos and Leros in eastern Aegean Sea. For this purpose the European Union has approved 130 million euros. At the same time, Greece continues decongestion of the islands camps, while refugee and migrants flows have significantly …

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Turkish fishermen fire shots at Greek colleagues close to Leros island

Greek fishermen have denounced that Turkish fishermen fired shots at them near the island of Leros in the Dodecanese in Greek territorial waters. Nobody was hurt in the incident that took place off the islet of Kalapodi, some 300 meters from the shores of Leros on Sunday morning. Speaking to …

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Migration Minister reassures “no new hot spots on the islands, no asylum seekers returns”

Migration Minister, Dimitris Vitsas, dismissed dress reports that new hot spots will be established on the islands or that asylum seekers returns from Germany will be place on the five islands. In a letter to the mayors of the islands that have received the majority of refugees and migrants, that …

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Locals hail patricide of Zakytnhos, as second case of child abuse shocks Greek society

Gathered outside the Justice building in Zakynthos, relatives and friends  applaud and cheer “Bravo!”, “Alexis, we stand by you”, “We love you”, “Congratulations” as police helps a young man in handcuffs out of a car and takes him to prosecutor. “I am proud of my brother,” his step-sister told local …

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Leros: 33-days-old baby with starvation symptoms

A newborn baby was taken from the island of Leros to University Hospital of Heraklion in Crete in an emergency airborne transfer on Saturday. According to local media, doctors diagnosed hypothermia, breathing problems and symptoms of starvation, while the organs have been collapsing. The baby was born on December 15th 2012 …

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