Showing posts with label Greek Islands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greek Islands. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Greek islanders protest in Athens against overcrowding refugee camps

overcrowding refugee camps
Residents and officials from the north Aegean Sea islands demonstrated outside the Ministry of Immigration in Athens on Tuesday demanding the government to take measures to decongest the islands from the overcrowded refugee camps.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

EU Launches New Aid Scheme for Greece to Help Refugees with Rent, Cash

It will increase the number of refugees living in rented apartments in Greece up to 30,000
The European Commission offered 209 million euros ($245 million) in new emergency aid for Greece on Thursday to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Turkish FM sets visa liberalization deadline for EU

Turkey will not continue the implementation of the agreement struck with European Union in March to stem the refugee flow if Europe fails to grant visa free travel to Turkish nationals by October this year, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Turkey grants temporary protection to Syrians returned from Greek islands

Turkey has adopted a rule granting temporary "protection status" to Syrian migrants sent back from Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, a step required under an EU-Turkey deal to combat illegal migration, according to Turkey's Official Gazette.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Recycling program to clean migrant waste trail in Greece

The huge "mountains" of life jackets and dinghies left behind by thousands of refugees on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesvos over the past year bring hope and possible job opportunities for recession-hit locals as authorities have launched a recycling program this spring to protect the environment and generate revenues.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

72 conditions: ‘No concessions’ to Turkey on migrant deal - France

French President Francois Hollande said Saturday that the EU must not grant Turkey any concessions on human rights or visas in exchange for guarantees to stem the flow of migrants to Europe.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

EU-Turkey deal ‘may break migrant trafficking chain in 10 days’. The key condition for this process to go into effect

The migrant trafficking chain into the EU between Turkey and Greece could be broken within “10 days at most” if a final deal can be reached between Ankara and Brussels, a ranking government official told the Hürriyet Daily News on March 11.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Greek island locals to be recommended as Nobel peace prize nominees

Local residents of the Greek islands of Lesbos, Kos, Chíos, Samos, Rhodes and Leros are to be nominated for the Nobel peace prize for their frontline role in receiving hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war and conflict who have arrived on their shores after making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean sea.

Monday, August 10, 2015

EU approves €2.4 billion to tackle migrant crisis

The European Commission on Monday approved 2.4 billion euros of aid over six years for member countries struggling to cope with a tide of immigrants as hundreds of new refugees were rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Ship with 190 people runs aground off Greek island, no injuries. - Αποκολλήθηκε το «Πρέβελης»

A ferry ship with 190 passengers on board ran aground off Santorini island in the Aegean Sea early Saturday, the Greek Coast Guard said.

There were no injuries or water on the Greek ship "Prevelis," which eventually reached the port.

The accident might have been caused by a loss of power, according to preliminary reports. Divers checked the extent of damage before it sailed to the port.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Man trampled as hundreds of desperate Greeks scuffle for food (PHOTOS)

A fruit and vegetable handout in Greece led to one man being trampled on Wednesday, calling attention to the desperate conditions in the crisis-hit country. Some 55 tons of produce was given away by farmers who were protesting high production costs.
The person was injured when he was pushed by a crowd trying to grab the goods and fell and hit his head.
The chaos was sparked when food stalls ran out of fruits and vegetables, prompting dozens of people to rush to a nearby truck.
It was an “every man for himself” situation as the Greeks shoved their way to the front of the truck, competing for the food that was left. The 55 tons of food was completely gone in under two hours.

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