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Tsipras: FYROM police stance towards refugees in Idomeni is shameful

The first joint front against austerity policies and in favour of adopting alternative policies in the EU was formed by the governments of Greece and Portugal on Monday,
April 12, 2016

Second formation of Turkish fighter jets enter Athens FIR

A second group of Turkish F-4 Phantom II fighter jets and a KC-135 aerial refueling aircraft entered Athens' FIR at 14.59 (local) without submitting flight plans on Monday, Greece's National Defence General Staff said on Monday.
April 12, 2016

The use of violence against refugees is dangerous and reprehensible, Refugee Crisis Body spokesman says

The use of tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades from FYROM forces against vulnerable populations, and even without force majeure, is a dangerous and reprehensible practice," the spokesman of the Refugee Coordination Crisis Management Body Giorgos Kyritsis said
April 10, 2016

Police fire tear gas at migrants on FYR Macedonian-Greek border

FYR Macedonian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at hundreds of migrants as they tried to break through a border fence on the Greek side of the countries' shared border.
April 10, 2016

Closed borders, changing rules splinter families fleeing war

Greece faces uncertainty with more than 50,000 refugees and other migrants trapped on its northern border with FYR Macedonia and crowded into camps, detention centers and makeshift settlements.
April 9, 2016

Migrants deported from Greece arrive in Turkey

A group of 45 Pakistani migrants have reached Dikili, Turkey, in a short journey from the migrant camp where they were staying on the Greek island of Lesbos
April 8, 2016

Turkey apprehensive about migrants' return

When the first boatload of deported migrants arrived Monday at the Turkish port of Dikili, a small group of Turkish human rights activists turned up to welcome them.
April 7, 2016

EU, Greece processing detainees ahead of next deportations

Greece and the European Union are working to determine who from an estimated group of 3,000 detained migrants will be among the next sent to Turkey under terms of a controversial deal between the EU and Ankara.
April 5, 2016

'Panama Papers' Allegations on Putin only scratch surface, Russians say

With a Kremlin spokesman promptly dismissing allegations of Russian President Vladimir Putin's involvement in large-scale money laundering, Russian state media offered little, if any, coverage of the massive journalistic report that has dominated headlines worldwide.
April 5, 2016

Greece begins controversial deportations

Greece and the European Union have begun deporting migrants from the islands of Lesbos and Chios, sending them to Turkey under terms of a controversial March deal between the EU and Ankara.
April 4, 2016