The British Embassy in Athens on Wednesday announced a program for helping local authorities repatriate some 1,500 irregular migrants over the course of the next year. The UK government has pledged 2 million pounds (2.43 million euros) for the scheme.
eKathimerini: February 20, 2014
Sofia Voultepsi, a New Democracy MP for Greater Athens, says 'refugees ... are, ultimately, unarmed invaders, weapons in the hands of the Turks'
Enet: February 1, 2014
In the same week that nine children and three women drowned during a controversial coastguard operation, Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias claims 'terrorism is likely to exploit the phenomenon of illegal immigration'
Enet: January 27, 2014
Greek coast guard now accused of mishandling rescue operation, says merchant marine minister, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis
Guardian: January 24, 2014
Merchant Marine Minister Militadis Varvitsiotis on Thursday responded to international criticism of Greek authorities following a deadly boat accident involving immigrants in the east Aegean Sea.
eKathimerini: January 23, 2014
The UN has called for an inquiry after a boat carrying migrants capsized while being towed by a Greek coastguard vessel, leaving up to twelve dead.
BBC: January 23, 2014
Greek rescuers are seeking 12 people reported missing in the eastern Aegean Sea after a fishing boat packed with immigrants that was being towed to the shore by a coastguard vessel capsized in the dark.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune: January 20, 2014
The Italian and Greek navies have rescued hundreds of people from the waters off their respective coasts. Each year thousands seek to enter the European Union through the two southern member states.
Deutsche Welle: January 2, 2014
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has urged Greek authorities to launch an investigation into alleged comments made by the Greek Chief of Police that undocumented immigrants must be detained
eKathimerini: December 20, 2013
A series of broad-set prognoses follows on the sector of security assessment for the region of Southeastern Europe, regarding the coming new year of 2014.
Ioannis Michaletos: December 19, 2013