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Some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month, a Greek official said Tuesday as charities slammed conditions at the camp, which has raw sewage running out of its main entrance.

Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said those being moved out of the Moria camp, which houses 9,000 people in a facility built for 3,100, will be sent to the mainland so their asylum claims can be examined.

“The situation in Moria is indeed difficult, it is indeed at the limit,” Tzanakopoulos said.

Regional governor Christina Kalogirou had threatened to shut down the facility unless the Greek government improves conditions at Moria.

Camp resident Ali Sajjad Faizy, a 19-year-old from Afghanistan, said conditions at Moria have steadily worsened and anyone who wants food has to stand in line for many hours.

“It’s completely full,” he said.

Doctors Without Borders has called for the emergency…

As ties between the U.S. and Turkey have turned sour, relations between the U.S. and Greece are warming rapidly. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrived Friday in Thessaloniki along with a bevy of American officials
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“After the social security reforms of 2016, freelance professionals, the self-employed and farmers are paying, as of January 1, 2017, social security contributions based on their real paying abilities and not on a random method
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Unemployment, this June, dropped to 19.1%, compared to 21.3% in June 2017 and 19.3% in May 2018. The unemployment rate for young people up to 24 years old dropped below 40% for the first time
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September 20
  • 325 BC: Alexander's fleet, consisting of 150 ships under the command of Admiral Nearchus from Crete, set sail from the port of Matala, in the mouth of the Indus river, to return to Persia.
  • 1897: A Peace treaty was signed ending the Greco-Turkish War (1897)
  • 1923: Patriarch Meletius IV resigned the Ecumenical throne amid growing political pressure.
  • 1942: Resistance members belonging to PEAN blew up the offices of the "National Socialist Patriotic Organisation" killing 43 Germans and 23 Greek collaborators.
  • 1951: NATO accepted Greece and Turkey as new members.
  • Deaths: Giorgos Seferis (1971), poet; Alexandros Kotzias (1992), writer
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