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thumbnailAlbania and Greece to solve passports issue
2014-02-06Greek border authorities do not allow some Albanians residing in Greece to re-enter the country because their children's Albanian passports list places of birth in Albanian.
thumbnailJoint border police centres boost Balkan nations' fight against illegal immigration
2014-01-16The centres allow for exchange of information among border police forces and joint operations.
thumbnailCitizens show solidarity with asylum seekers
2014-01-10Some citizens are offering help as the Council of Europe urges Serbia to take action to increase the capacity of its asylum system.
thumbnailGreece moves to repeal immigrant citizenship law
2012-12-10The prime minister and extremists are taking tough stand on immigration.
thumbnailSome Albanians consider changing nationality for profit
2011-06-27Basic economics is spurring at least a couple thousand people to go Greek.
Extremists target immigrants in Athens
2011-05-13ATHENS, Greece -- Extremists attacked immigrants in Athens on Thursday (May 12th) during a demonstration by about 2,000 youths protesting Tuesday's k...
Turkey taking measures amid influx of Syrian migrants
2011-05-02ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey has increased its humanitarian aid to address a possible fresh wave of immigrants seeking to escape neighbouring Syria, amid...
EU foreign ministers to discuss illegal immigration issues
2011-04-29NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Foreign ministers of Italy, Greece, Israel, Malta and Cyprus will gather on Friday (April 29th) in Limassol for an informal meetin...
Romania to accept 200 Tunisian immigrants
2011-04-18BUCHAREST, Romania -- President Traian Basescu said on Sunday (April 17th) that his country is ready to accept 200 Tunisian immigrants in response to...
thumbnailUNHCR: Serbia tops global asylum-seekers' table
2011-03-29Although the number of asylum seekers fell worldwide, Serbia lodged 10,000 more claims last year than in 2009.
Albanian parliament adopts law to help returnees from Europe
2011-02-22TIRANA, Albania -- Parliament adopted a law Monday (February 21st) for repatriated Albanians from Europe, excluding them from customs tax in order to...
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...
Berlin decides not to return asylum seekers to Greece
2011-01-20BERLIN, Germany -- Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Wednesday (January 19th) that his country will not force asylum seekers to return to...
Greek police prevent clash at immigrant rally
2011-01-16ATHENS, Greece -- Police clashed with 500 extremists who were targeting a protest against a planned fence on the Greek Turkish border in Athens on Sa...
Bulgarian police bust human-trafficking ring
2010-12-02SOFIA, Bulgaria -- The interior ministry announced on Wednesday (December 1st) that it has busted an international human trafficking ring that was br...
thumbnailIllegal immigrants dream of a better life in EU countries
2010-11-22The EU border agency Frontex is now actively helping Greece stem the flood of illegal immigrants trying to cross into the country from Turkey. SETimes correspondent Alexander Christie-Miller spoke to several young men willing to risk their lives to get here.
Albanian immigrants to apply for biometric passports in Greece, Italy
2010-09-15TIRANA, Albania -- Immigrants living in Greece and Italy will soon be able to apply for biometric passports in consular offices in the two countries....
Albania implementing integration regimen for repatriated
2010-09-08TIRANA, Albania -- Albania is now implementing a programme to integrate repatriated illegal immigrants from EU countries, one of the criteria it must...
Greek coast guard detains 115 illegal immigrants
2010-09-05ATHENS, Greece -- Members of the Coast Guard saved 115 illegal immigrants whose ship sent an SOS signal while off the Aegean island o...
Romanian police round up illegal immigrants
2010-08-23BUCHAREST, Romania -- Border police announced on Sunday (August 22nd) that they have caught 36 illegal immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan in a join...
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