Greek authorities scramble to implement complex new rules
ATHENS, Greece (Mar. 22, 2016) — More than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkey deal on curbing the influx took effect, officials said Monday, March 21, as Greek authorities scramble to implement complex new rules.
Amnesty International has called the deal a ‘historic blow to human rights’
ATHENS, Greece (Mar. 20, 2016) — Greece scrambled on Saturday, March 19, to begin the massive task of implementing a historic EU-Turkey migrant deal aimed at stemming the flow of refugees fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East.
Jolie also meets Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who tells her there are ‘30,000 people trapped in the Greek mainland because of unilateral actions by the countries on the Balkan route’
ATHENS, Greece (Mar. 18, 2016) — Hollywood star and UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie turned the spotlight of celebrity Wednesday, March 16, onto the plight of thousands of refugees crowded in camps in Greece.
The European Union’s 28 leaders are pinning much of their hopes for reducing the chaos on new commitments from Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 7, 2016) — European Union leaders on Monday, MArch 7, will back closing down the Balkans route used by most migrants to reach Europe, diplomats said, as at least 25 more people drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea en route to Greece.
New official figures show that a record 1.2 million asylum seekers arrived in the EU in 2015 – more than double the figure from the year before
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 5, 2016) — EU president Donald Tusk struck an unusually upbeat note on the migrant crisis Friday, March 4 as Turkey raised the possibility of taking back non-Syrian asylum seekers.