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Police arrests retired aviation officer for smuggling Iraqis to Italy

Greek police arrested a retired high ranking officer of Civil Aviation and former town mayor and four other members of a smugglers gang for illegally transporting refugees from Greece to Italy. The arrests occurred at the small airport of Mesolongi, Western Greece, while the gang was about to take off …

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“Six Principles” Draft for EU-Turkey deal released

A load of papers has been produced by officials and commissioners and presidents and vice presidents in Brussels just a couple of hours before the EU Leaders Summit meet to find solutions for the Refugee and Migration. One of these documents is a Six Principles draft aiming to strike a …

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Two refugee children infected with Hepatitis A in Idomeni and Piraeus

An 8-year-old refugee boy was diagnosed to have been infected with Hepatitis A virus. The child was staying outdoors at the port of Piraeus. The boy was transferred to a Children’s Hospital in Athens on Sunday. Together with his family, the child was staying at the premises of the port …

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UPD1 Angelina Jolie skips Lesvos, will just visit refugees in Idomeni

Hollywood star and Good Will Ambassador and Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Angelina Jolie is expected to land on the Greek island of Lesvos on Tuesday evening and visit the refugees stranded there. According to local media Lesvospost.com, the private Lear Jet carrying Jolie and …

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Polls: 58% of Greeks blame “geopolitical developments” for the Refugee Crisis

Greek public opinion support Government’s handling of the Refugee Crisis. In a public opinion poll conducted by Palmos Analysis for daily Efimerida ton Syntakton,  blames the international geopolitical developments for the Refugee Crisis and the increased refugee flows. 58% international geopolitical developments responsible 19% sees the Greek government as responsible …

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Shock in Idomeni! Born in a tent, baby gets first bath from a water bottle, out in the cold (picture)

The picture shocks! A woman and a man are bathing a tiny newborn naked baby outside a tent in Idomeni refugee camp in Greece’s borders to FYROM. They hold the baby above the mud that is covering the camp. The woman holds the baby with one hand and washes the …

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Latest data: 42K refugees registered in Greece; 13K in Idomeni as Athens prepares to move them by Sunday

According to the Refugees Crisis Management Coordination body, there are  41,973 refugees currently in Greece. According to data released on Thursday. If there is confusion about the numbers of the registration, please, note that the number are real registrations and that they lag behind arrivals by a day or two. …

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EUCO Summit: Merkel against Balkan Route Closure for Refugees

European Union Leaders and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu share a working lunch on a long table. Main dish: The Refugee Crisis. But the full cannot understand the hungry. A block consisting of 8 EU countries insists that the EU Summit Conclusions clearly states that the Balkan Route will be …

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