ATHENS, Oct 24 – Asylum-seekers attacked the premises of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) on the island of Lesbos on Monday, protesting against delays in dealing with asylum claims, Greek and EU authorities said. About 70 people, most from Pakistan and Bangladesh, threw rocks and burning blankets at EASO containers inside the Moria migrant
Lesvos knows that the newcomers will contribute more than they receive; few can be more conscious of this than those who were once uprooted themselves. For this reason, residents of Lesvos do not see a burden in today’s refugees, but a new world in its inception. Full story here: http://newsweekme.com/?p=6542 Social Streams
ATHENS, Sept 21 – Greece has rejected asylum requests from three of a group of eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July, police sources said on Wednesday. Turkey has formally sought the men’s extradition, calling them “traitors” and “terrorist elements”. The soldiers deny involvement in the coup.
By Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, Sept 20 – Thousands of people fled a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday night after fire swept through tents and housing cabins during violence among residents, police said. The fire was over by mid-day on Tuesday at the Moria camp which houses the 5,700 migrants on
ATHENS, Sept 10 – The European Union will more than double emergency aid to Greece in order to improve living conditions for refugees and migrants who have been stranded in the country for months. Some 115 million euros ($129 million) in emergency support is being provided by the EU, in addition to 83 million euros
ATHENS, Aug 30 – More than 460 migrants and refugees arrived on Greek islands from Turkey on Tuesday, the highest in several weeks, despite a European Union deal with Ankara agreed in March to close off that route. Greek authorities recorded 462 new arrivals between Monday and Tuesday morning, up from 149 the previous day.
By Michele Kambas MYRSINI, Greece, Aug 18 – A small house close to the beach in western Greece is replete with a small rose garden, flowers in a vase, a thatched roof and a kennel, all created by its newly arrived refugee occupants. It may sound ideal, but for all the cosiness, they say it
BERLIN, Aug 3 – The European Union needs to come up with an alternative plan for tackling migration after Turkey threatened to back out of an accord to help stem the influx of migrants to Europe, Greece’s migration minister told German daily Bild. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said over the weekend that Ankara
By Natasha Bowler ATHENS, Aug 3 – If Mustafa had known what it would be like living in a refugee camp in the Greek capital, he would never have left Syria. Four months of living in a broken tent by Athens’ Pireaus harbour, waiting for his asylum claim to be processed has caused Mustafa to
By Deborah Kyvrikosaios ATHENS, Aug 1 – At least 80 skeletons lie in a mass grave in an ancient Greek cemetery, their wrists clamped by iron shackles. They are the victims, say archaeologists, of a mass execution. But who they were, how they got there and why they appear to have been buried with a