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Pylos Shipwreck: Greek judge dismisses case against 9 Egyptians

A Greek judge dismissed charges against nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants last year and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations, after a prosecutor told the court Greece lacked jurisdiction. Shortly after the trial opened in the southern …

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Parthenon Marbles in UK is like cutting the Mona Lisa in half, says Greek PM

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said returning the Parthenon Marbles to Greece is about “reunification” not “ownership.” In an interview on the British state broadcaster BBC on Sunday, the Greek PM added that Greece will continue to pursue the return of the Parthenon marbles, although progress in negotiations is slow. “If …

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Survivors of Pylos shipwreck file suit at Maritime Court of Piraeus

Forty of the 104 survivors of the deadly shipwreck off Pylos, in south-western Greece in June 2023, filed a lawsuit against all responsible persons at the Maritime Court of Piraeus on Thursday. The suit was filed by their lawyers, according to a joint statement by the Network for the Rights …

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Over 200 refugees located Evros, mostly women and children

More than 200 refugees and migrants were found wandering on the Arda river bridge in Evros on Friday morning. The majority of them are women with babies in their arms, children, pregnant women, children with Down syndrome, while there is also a person with epilepsy and an adult with artificial …

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Council of Europe: Greece must effectively investigate Pylos shipwreck

Greece has a legal obligation to conduct effective investigations into the Pylos shipwreck, which resulted in the death of more than 80 persons with many hundreds still missing, Council of Europe (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic said in a letter addressed to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis released …

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Earthquake 5.5R strikes off Pylos, SW Peloponnese

A powerful earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale stroke in the sea area off Pylos in South-West Peloponnese at 08:15 on Monday morning, June 25, 2018. The epicenter is located  34 km South-West of Pylos, 28km SW of Methoni 75 km West of Kalamata and 170 km South of …

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