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Greece arrests 5,633 at airports trying to leave the country with fake ID

Greek authorities say they have arrested 5,633 people, mostly migrants, so far this year for trying to fly out of the country with forged identity papers — with sharp increases in arrests at key airports. Police said the largest number of arrests was at Iraklion airport on Crete, where 1,511 …

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Child dies, 27 injured when migrants van collides with truck in Thessaloniki

A 4-year-old child died and 27 people were injured when a van transferring migrants collided with a truck on the old national highway Thessaloniki-Kavala on Friday night. Among the injured are five children with the youngest to be a 5-month-old baby. Injured are also two traffickers who are hospitalized guarded.  …

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Migrant crossing via Evros river sees sharp increase in October

Authorities in northern Greece have reported a sharp increase in migrant crossings at the country’s land border with Turkey along with a rise in arrests of smuggling suspects. Authorities say migrant crossings at GR-Turkey border 82 percent higher in October than previous year. The number of migrants registered and arrested …

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Two policemen arrested for being involved in migrants’ trafficking ring

Two police officers were arrested for being involved in migrants’ trafficking helping migrant to cross from Turkey into Greece via the Evros river. It is the second case in a week where policemen are accused of such illegal actions. The two officers were arrested in Soulfi, North East Greece on …

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Migrant woman, two underage children missing when dinghy capsizes in Evros river

A migrant woman and her two underage children are reportedly missing in the Evros river the natural border between Greece and turkey. A 50-year-old Iraqi national reportedly turned to authorities saying that his wife and two children aged 12 and 3 went missing while they were crossing the river and …

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2 children dead, 10 people missing after refugee boat capsizes 50m from shore

Two children died and some ten people are missing when an inflatable boat capsized 50 meters from the shore in Bodrum, Turkey, short before 6 o’ clock Monday morning. There were mostly women and children and even a baby on board of the 6-meter inflatable boat that was supposed to …

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Greek Police arrests policeman beaten by Pakistani migrants in Nikaia

The police officer who was found to have been beaten by Pakistani nationals in Nikaia was arrested by Greek Police on Friday. The 34-year-old policeman faces charges for robbery in complicity, while police is seeking for two of his accomplices, Greek Police said in a statement. Από τη Διεύθυνση Εσωτερικών …

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200 migrants wade across Evros River into Greece on a single morning

About 200 migrants have waded across the Evros River in Northern Greece from Turkey on a single morning, authorities have said. The number is unusually large, they added. Police said the migrants were mostly families with children and were found early Tuesday after making their way to the side of …

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11 migrants burned alive in car crash in Northern Greece (videos)

Eleven migrants were burned alive in a car crash in Northern Greece early Saturday morning. The frontal crash between a truck and a mini van occurred short after 5:00 a.m. Saturday near the village Sarakina by the town of  Kavala. According to Greek police, the private car was heading to …

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Extremists behind the savage murder of 3 migrant women at Evros river?

The first autopsy on the bodies of thee women found stabbed to death at the Evros river has been concluded and the findings are shocking. All three women were stabbed in the throat, one of them had additional injuries on her chest. Two of the women were tied with ropes …

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Three migrant women found to have been stabbed to death near Evros river

The bodies of three women who had allegedly illegally entered Greece were found stabbed to death near the Evros river, the natural border between Greece and Turkey. The bodies were found on an agricultural land plot near the village of Praggi by Didymoteicho by a local at Wednesday noon. According …

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Tragedy in the Aegean: 4 dead, 30 missing when refugee boat sinks

The bodies of four people have been recovered and estimated 30 people are still missing twelve hours after a refugee boat sank in the sea area between the Turkish coast and the island of Chios. One woman was rescued because she wore a life jacket and managed to swim to …

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Prosecutor launches probe into alleged mismanagement of EU Funds for refugees

The prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court has launched an inquiry into alleged mismanagement of EU Funds given to Greece for handling the migration crisis. The investigation follows reports and claims in Greek press. Supreme Court Public Prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou on Monday ordered the start of a preliminary investigation into press …

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Migrants camp outside police station in Thessaloniki hoping for arrest (video)

Dozens of migrants from Iraq and Iran have been camping on the main square of Thessaloniki  and outside the police station awaiting to be arrested. Once arrested, the police  can give them the necessary documents so that they can apply for asylum, many of them told local media. Families with …

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EU Anti-fraud watchdog investigates potential misuse of funds for Greece’s refugees

EU’s  anti-fraud watchdog  OLAF is  investigating the potential misuse of EU funds meant to provide food for refugees in Greece, a spokesperson for the agency said Tuesday. The news follows the detention on Saturday of the publisher, the editor in chief and one journalist from Greek newspaper Fileleftheros following a libel suit filed …

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Prominent Syrian refugee Mardini arrested over alleged NGO migrants trafficking

Celebrated Syrian refugee, competitive swimmer and Youth Good Will Ambassador Sara Mardini is among the three arrested by Greek police over alleged migrants trafficking by NGO operating on the island of Lesvos. Sara Mardini and Irish national Sean Binder are two of the three NGO members Greek authorities arrested beginning …

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Greek director of historical film accused of “staging migrants drowning”

A video that went viral in many countries purported to show a television crew staging migrants drowning on a beach in Crete. Greek Director Eleni Vlassi was shooting a historical documentary on a beach in Crete when, unknowingly, she found herself accused of staging a drowning of migrants by dozens of …

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UPD 2000 migrants to return to Greece as Athens Berlin reach agreement

Berlin and Athens have reached an agreement that will allow Germany to return asylum seekers to Greece, a German Interior Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. The agreement will extend to asylum seekers registered in the Eurodac system the spokesperson said. “We have reached an agreement with Greece, the interior ministries …

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