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On Greece's Lesbos island, locals worry about potential impact of refugee crisis on tourism

On the waterfront beneath this village of stone houses cascading down a castle-topped hill, two worlds collide. Tourists saunter along the pier, gazing at the fishing boats bobbing in the harbor.
FOX News: June 24, 2015

Refugees strain Greek islands

Refugees fleeing war and conflict continue to put a strain on the Greek islands. Tens of thousands have arrived by sea so far this year from Turkey. And a lot more are expected.
June 17, 2015

Greek island migrants hold protest

Hundreds of Syrian and Iraqi refugees have protested on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos, demanding better living conditions and to be housed separately from Afghan arrivals after a fight broke out in one of the island's camps.
Belfast Telegraph: June 15, 2015

The Hellenic Coast Guard: Greece’s First Line of Maritime Defense

A detailed profile of the Greek Coast Guard and the challenges ahead
Ioannis Michaletos: June 17, 2015

EU urges refugee action as over 1,000 migrants reach Greece

The European Union urged its 28 nations Wednesday to swiftly endorse its plan to relocate 40,000 migrants as 1,000 more migrants arrived in Greece in just one day.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune: June 10, 2015

Hundreds of migrants arrive by boat on Greek islands

Hundreds of people using small boats and dinghies have arrived over the past day on the eastern Aegean islands near the Turkish coast, Greek authorities said Tuesday,
The Times and Democrat: June 9, 2015

12,000 immigrants held in Greece

Nearly 12,000 immigrants were arrested entering Greece illegally last month - an almost seven-fold increase from the previous year, the country's coast guard has said.
Times of Malta: May 27, 2015

Migrant crisis: EU asks states to accept 40,000 asylum seekers

The European Commission has called on EU member states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who land in Italy and Greece over the next two years.
BBC: May 27, 2015

European boots on Libyan ground

That's just one of the questions facing EU foreign and defense ministers as they consider migration crisis options.
Politico: May 17, 2015

At Greek port, migrants dream and despair in abandoned factories

Rapper Mahdi Babika Mohamed's journey to a better life in Europe started in his native Sudan and passed through Libya and Turkey before abruptly ending in a squalid abandoned factory at Greece's western port of Patras.
Reuters: May 6, 2015