Tag: Greece

Italian police arrest 19 in crackdown on migrant smuggling ring

In an official announcement on their social media account, the police said: "19 arrested for aiding and abetting clandestine immigration to Bari, Milan, Turin, and Ventimiglia by mobile units from Syracuse, Bari, Imperia, Turin, Milan, and state police forces. Criminal groups in Turkey and Greece aided the migrants in their journey towards France and northern Europe."

EASO more than doubles operational productivity in 2020

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) said that despite challenges posed by COVID-19 in 2020, it has dramatically up-scaled its operational presence and increased support to Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta

Head of Church of Greece tests positive for Covid-19

Archbishop Ieronymos, is the spiritual head of the Church with over 11 million Orthodox Christians.

Three-year-old girl is 106th person rescued after Friday’s earthquake in Turkey

Authorities said the death toll from Friday's powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea region rose to 81.

Germany warns Turkey to stop provocation in Eastern Mediterranean

Maas said that Turkey has to end the interplay between detente and provocation if the government is interested in talks.

Turkey and Greece to restart discussions

The talks broke off in 2016 after 60 rounds that made little progress over 14 years.

Greek refugee camp destroyed by fires

Government spokesman said that arson was being considered as a possible cause.

Schools in Spain will only close temporarily if Covid-19 spreads in...

Meanwhile Greece, authorities have delayed the reopening of schools by a week to Sept. 14, due to a surge in COVID-19 infections, the government said.

Greek firefighters battle forest blaze near seaside village

More than 70 firefighters were battling the blaze, assisted by five helicopters and two planes, with volunteers also helping.

Greece says Turkey is being ‘petty’ over Hagia Sophia

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's move to switch the status of Hagia Sophia to a mosque has struck a raw nerve with many Greeks, who revere the sixth century building as a focal point of their Orthodox Christian faith.