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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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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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Europeans are no longer shocked by pictures of drowned children

Europeans are no longer shocked by pictures of drowned migrants and refugees children.Their pictures no longer make it to headlines. The urgency Europe felt following the death of  3-year-old refugee boy Kurdi washed ashore a Turkish shore in 2015 appears to have dissipated. Just look at the direction in which …

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