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Two dead in migrant shipwreck in Aegean

At least two migrants of unknown nationality died on Friday while trying to cross the Aegean Sea, the Greek coastguard said,
July 11, 2014

Greece rescues 77 migrants in Aegean Sea

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 77 migrants Wednesday in two boats trying to travel from the nearby Turkish coast to Greek islands in the eastern Aegean Sea.
July 10, 2014

Amnesty: EU migration policies put lives and rights at risk

In a revealing indicator of relative priorities, the EU gave Greece nearly €207m to protect its external borders between 2007 and 2013, but only €22m on improving the situation for asylum-seekers and refugees over the same period
Enet: July 9, 2014

Greek state braces for upcoming massive illegal immigration flow

Immigration wave to be expected in the mid-term in Southeast Europe due to the deteriorating situation in the Middle East and North Africa regions (MENA), paired with the culminations in Ukraine and the Black Sea area.
Ioannis Michaletos: June 23, 2014

Drones to boost police security effort

The Public Order Ministry is in talks with Israeli firms regarding the acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, to bolster the efforts of the Greek Police to monitor the country’s borders and curb illegal immigration
eKathimerini: June 22, 2014

Greek coast guard: 29 migrants rescued in Aegean

Greece's coast guard says one of its patrol boats has rescued 29 migrants from a small vessel taking on water near the eastern Aegean island of Samos.
New Zealand Herald: June 9, 2014

Italy intercepts over 5,000 migrants at sea

Italian naval authorities say they intercepted more than 5,000 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean over the weekend.
June 9, 2014

Illegal migration to EU rises by nearly half

The number of people detected trying to enter the EU illegally in 2013 rose by nearly half on 2012, with nearly one in four from Syria, an EU agency reports.
BBC: May 15, 2014

Samaras promises farmers cheap migrants and diesel

PM says his 'New Greece' is against those who want to 'fill the country with illegal immigrants'
Enet: May 14, 2014

40 migrants rescued in Greece

Authorities in Greece say 40 migrants trying to enter the country illegally have been detained on an island in the eastern Aegean Sea.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune: May 12, 2014