migrants in greece - updates

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Erdogan vows to keep border open for refugees until EU meets all demands

Mar 11, 2020 - 9:03 PM

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he opened the gates in order to pressure Europe into providing greater assistance with the Syrian conflict

AT THE BORDER. Migrants are on their way to a camp on the Turkish side of the Turkey-Greece border near the Pazarkule crossing gate in Edirne province on March 8, 2020 as makeshift camps have sprung up around the border where thousands of refugees have been encouraged by Turkey to leave for the European Union, in a bid to gain Western backing in Syria. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

UN chief in Greece sees 'tremendous challenge' of migrant crisis

Jun 18, 2016 - 10:06 PM

Speaking after talks with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens the UN chief also hailed Greece for managing the refugee influx at the same time as grappling with its huge debt crisis

MIGRATION. Macedonian police officer checks the paper of the refugees who cross the border between Greece and Macedonia, near the city of Gevgelija, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, January 6, 2016. Serbia, Croatia and Hungary sent groups of police officers to help the Macedonian police in handling of the migrant crisis on the Greek-Macedonian border. Thousands of migrants continue to cross the border and pass through Macedonia on their way to the European Union countries. EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI

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Migrant smuggling flight grounded in Greek police bust

Mar 18, 2016 - 3:57 PM

According to the police the network had successfully sent 12 groups of migrants to Italy with each passenger paying the smugglers between 4 500 to 7 500 euros

MIGRANTS IN GREECE. Refugees from Iraq cook their meal in the make-shift camp for refugees in Idomeni, north Greece, some meters from the borderline with FYROM, March 16, 2016. File photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

EU unveils 700M-euro migrant aid plan for Greece

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:47 PM

UPDATED The funds would be allocated over 3 years under the plan which must be approved by a majority of member states and the European Parliament

epa05190538 Refugees wait to take the permission to pass the Greek-FYROM borders at the refugee camp in Idomeni, northern Greece, 02 March 2016. The refugees camp of Idomeni, at the borders between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), changes shape almost every hour of the day. Less than an hour a ship docks at the port, or a train arrives at the station of Thessalonica, more people flow to every available space in the fields near the frontier where more than 10,000 people have arrived and only 300 of them managed to pass the borders on 02 March. EPA/SIMELA PANTZARTZI

5 more migrant deaths in Aegean – Greek coastguard

Oct 18, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Most of the deaths occurred near the island of Kastellorizo where an American flagged sailing boat says it rescued nearly a dozen people with a dead infant among them

Thousands of migrants arrive in Athens

Sep 02, 2015 - 10:59 PM

Local news website Il Fatto 24 said some 15 000 migrants had used the crossing since January

Migrant crisis 'surpasses' Greek abilities – Tsipras

Aug 07, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The UN refugee agency s division for Europe says Greece provided no reception facilities for 124 000 refugees and migrants

REFERENDUM. A handout picture released by the Greek Prime Minister's press office on July 1, 2015 of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressing the nation about the referendum on July 5, 2015, during a speech broadcasted from his office in Athens, Greece. File photo by Andrea Bonetti/Prime Minister Of Greece Press Office/Handout/EPA