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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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First grocery store by refugees for refugees to open on Samos

A new grocery store is about to open on the island of Samos, one of the five Greek islands that have received the main inflow of refugees. However, this store will be different form the others: It will be run by a refugees’ cooperative and its customers will be refugees …

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Portugal “ready to receive refugees from Greece,” says minister Cabrita

Portugal is to discuss with Greece how refugee reception is to be carried out by the Greek authorities, the minister of internal administration Eduardo Cabrita said on Tuesday. Eduardo Cabrita, who began a two-day official visit to Greece on Monday, said Portugal was ready to receive migrants from refugee camps …

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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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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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Director of Reception Centers fired after urging investigation on Refugees EU Funds

The Director of Refugees Reception and Identification Centers in Greek Ministry of Migration was fired early afternoon Thursday.  Previous to his dismissal, Andreas Iliopoulos had given an interview to a Greek newspaper in which he was asking the prosecutor’s intervention with regards management of EU Funds for the refugees and …

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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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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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German-Greek deal on refugee returns advancing but not easy

Talks between Germany and Greece on a deal for refugees returns are fairly advanced, said Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, highlighting that an agreement with Italy still has some time yet. “We are in the process of negotiations,” she said during a joint press conference she gave in Berlin with …

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