Migration Min Vitsas on World’s Refugee Day: Protection of refugees a moral obligation

“The protection of the refugees and of the asylum seekers in Greece and Europe is not only a legal duty based on the International Law and the International Treaties, but most of all an ethical duty,” stated Migration Policy Minister [...]

A total of 49 migrants and refugees located and rescued off Alexandroupolis

A total of 49 migrants and refugees that were on board a dinghy located on Thursday in the sea region “Nea Hili” of Alexandroupolis were rescued by the Greek Coast Guard. All the foreign nationals were transferred to the port of [...]

Eight arrested at Crete’s airports for showing fake documents to travel abroad

Eight persons were arrested on Wednesday at Heraklio Airport “N. Kazantzakis” and at the Airport of Chania, both on Crete, when they attempted to travel abroad with fake documents. The six men, aged from 21 to 40 years-old and two [...]

Over 10,000 thunderbolts and large hail fell in Greece

Over 10,000 thunderbolts have occurred throughout Greece in 12 hours on Sunday according to ZEUS system of the National Observatory of Athens. The combination of hot and liquid masses with the high atmospheric instability over Greece led to [...]

Archaeologists association rejects call for resignations over Acropolis wheelchair lift

The problem that has kept the wheelchair lift to the Athens Acropolis out of commission since the autumn was not the result of negligence but “serious safety concerns”, the Greek archaeologists association (SEA) said in announcement [...]

Special vessels are removing garbage and other objects from Thessaloniki’s Thermaic Gulf

Two special vessels have been cleaning the Thermaic Gulf in Thessaloniki since early Friday, removing garbage, even mice, that were found floating on the surface after recent heavy rain. At the orders of Deputy Minister of Macedonia and Thrace [...]

Firefighting aircraft arrived on Corfu; to remain all summer

Two PZL firefighting aircraft arrived at Corfu airport on Wednesday, ahead of the fire season. The aircraft will remain on Corfu throughout the summer, so that they are on hand to combat possible wildfires that may break out.

Coast Guard locates and rescues 83 migrants in the sea regions of Lesvos and Chios

The Hellenic Coast Guard on Wednesday located and rescued 83 migrants and refugees in three separate incidents in the sea regions of Lesvos and Chios. Specifically, the two incidents were reported at the sea region Agrielia of Lesvos and involved [...]

All scheduled routes of the legendary ‘Moutzouris’ train in Pelion will resume on June 8-9

All scheduled routes of the legendary “Moutzouris” train in Pelion will resume on June 8-9, according to a TRAINOSE announcement. The train did not carry out scheduled services on May 25 -26 and on June 1-2 because of a lack of drivers, [...]

Turkish fighter jet entered Athens FIR without submitting flight plans

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) without submitting flight plans on Wednesday. The Turkish military aircraft flew over the island of Agathonissi at 11:01 at an altitude of 26,000 feet, the Hellenic [...]