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thumbnailHuman rights groups seek probe into migrant boat sinking near Turkey
2014-02-05With 12 lost at sea, the Greek government defends its Coast Guard.
thumbnailAnalysts: Regional solution is a must to curb illegal migration
2013-03-07Illegal migration is a security threat to Southeast Europe and requires a regional solution, experts say.
thumbnailGreek fence up at Turkish border as immigrants come by sea
2013-01-02As a fence to curb illegal immigration from Turkey to Greece goes up, some immigrants and asylum seekers are taking more dangerous and costly routes across the sea.
thumbnailGreece's unlawful immigrants: in dangerous hands
2012-01-03An EU court ruling says Greece is too risky for asylum seekers to be returned, but what can the country do when so many want to come in -- and get out?
thumbnailEU may reintroduce visas to stop flow of illegal immigrants
2011-12-15Faced with poor economic prospects at home, many people from the Western Balkans overstay their visas in the EU, placing a burden on local budgets and services.
thumbnailProtests against asylum seekers in Serbia raise questions
2011-11-10Residents of Banja Koviljaca demand the government relocate some asylum seekers to other parts in Serbia and stop illegal immigrants.
Macedonian police arrest immigrant traffickers
2011-05-16SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Police arrested eight Macedonians on Sunday (May 15th), suspected members of an international ring trafficking immigrants from n...
Greece arrests 41 illegal migrants
2011-03-22ATHENS, Greece -- Police announced on Monday (March 21st) the detention of 41 illegal migrants, including 20 children, found hidden in a truck near t...
CoE criticises Greece over migrant detention conditions
2011-03-16STRASBOURG, France -- The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on Tuesday (Ma...
Hunger-striking migrants hospitalised in Greece
2011-03-02ATHENS, Greece -- About 50 of over 280 migrants who have been staging a hunger strike in Thessaloniki and Athens for five weeks now have been admitte...
Prosecutors question rector about immigrant occupation
2011-02-01ATHENS, Greece -- Athens University rector Theodosis Pelegrinis was summoned for questioning by prosecutors Monday (January 31st) after more than 250...
Hunger-striking immigrants in Greece end university occupation
2011-01-28ATHENS, Greece -- Over 200 immigrants, who had staged a hunger strike outside Athens University's Law School for five days, ended their occupation ea...
Athens University occupation probed by prosecutors
2011-01-27ATHENS, Greece -- The prosecution on Wednesday (January 26th) ordered an investigation to determine how more than 200 illegal immigrants were allowed...
Greece determined to build border fence, Bulgaria too
2011-01-20WARSAW, Poland -- Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas said on Wednesday (January 19th) that his government will go ahead with a planned fence al...
FRONTEX says Greece can't deal with migrant influx alone
2011-01-10BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Greece cannot deal with the influx of illegal migrants entering the country through the border with Turkey on its own, the Europ...
Greece considers housing illegal immigrants on ships
2011-01-06ATHENS, Greece -- The citizen protection ministry plans to use huge ships in an effort to deal with the number of illegal migrants caught on Greece's...
Greece stands firm about fence along Turkish border
2011-01-05ATHENS, Greece -- The government reiterated on Tuesday (January 4th) its intention to build a fence along the country's border with Turkey to control...
thumbnailGreece plans new barrier along Turkish border
2011-01-03Greece announced a new tactic in its battle against the wave of illegal immigrants straining limited resources.
Albanian immigrants overcrowd Greek border checkpoints
2011-01-03TIRANA, Albania -- A wave of Albanian immigrants returning from celebrating New Year with their families overcrowded land border checkpoints with Gre...
Greece mulls tougher measures against migrants at Turkish border
2011-01-02ATHENS, Greece -- Greece would like to build a "wall" on its land border with Turkey, a main point of entry for illegal migrants trying to reach Euro...
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