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Turkey nabs nearly 1,800 irregular migrants last week

A total of 1,797 irregular migrants were held across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources.

As many as 1,233 migrants were held in multiple operations carried out by gendarmerie forces in the northwestern Edirne, Kırklareli and Tekirdağ provinces, bordering Greece and Bulgaria.

Deportations, returns at focus of new ministry

Greece's new Ministry for Migration and Asylum is expected to focus on speeding up deportations and returns amid fears of an expected surge in migrant arrivals from neighboring Turkey as winter starts giving way to spring.

How public is healthcare?

Data compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development indicate that Greeks cover 35 percent of their health costs out of their own pockets (compared to an OECD member-country average of 21 percent). 

ADEDY set to strike over pension reform

The civil servants' union ADEDY has heralded strike action as soon as a bill with the government's pension reform is tabled in Parliament.
ADEDY's executive committee indicated on Thursday that it would proceed with a 24-hour strike on the day the bill goes to the House, in line with a decision taken during its session last week.

Greek islanders protest overcrowded refugee camps

Local residents, business owners and officials have launched a day of protest on the Greek islands hardest hit by migration, demanding that the Greek government ease the severe overcrowding at refugee camps.

Over 2,400 irregular migrants held in past week

A total of 2,402 irregular migrants were held across Turkey over the past week, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from security sources.

As many as 1,038 migrants were held in multiple operations carried out by gendarmerie forces in the northwestern Edirne, Kırklareli and Tekirdağ provinces, bordering Greece and Bulgaria.

Greece serves as a playground for Serbian criminals; We will become Beirut!

According to "Vecernje Novosti", media in Athens underlined the following facts: Far from the reach of Serbian, Montenegrin, Albanian and other police officers of their home countries, the criminal clan members accused of the most heinous crimes are seeking refuge in the warm Mediterranean. But as the small swamp is full of crocodiles - bloody mayhem follows.

Schinas says EU can’t afford to fail again on migration

In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Saturday, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas insisted that "Europe cannot allow itself to fail again with migration."

He added that there is an imperative need for a new agreement that "will cover all aspects of migration policies."

Turkish hackers claim responsibility for mass attack on Greek state websites

The Greek National Intelligence service was among several top Greek state and government websites that went down on 17 January due to a wholesale cyber attack for which an ultra-nationalist Turkish hackers group with apparently strong neo-Ottoman sympathies named Anka Neferler Tim  has claimed responsibility.

Greece returns 11 failed asylum seekers to Turkey

Greece returned to Turkey eleven migrants who did not qualify for international protection, Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis announced on social media on Friday evening.

The group includes migrants from Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia, and Tunisia.

"We are speeding up procedures, implementing the new law we voted recently," he said in his comment.

EU border chief says migrant entries from Turkey on the rise

The number of migrants entering Europe from Turkey rose significantly last year as people fleeing strife in Syria and Afghanistan flooded into the country and then set out for Greece, the head of the European Union's border agency said Friday.

Bill to introduce subsidy for new parents in Greece

A bill submitted to Parliament Wednesday stipulates that each child born after January 1 of this year will secure a 2,000-euro benefit for its parents, in line with one of the pledges made by Kyriakos Mitsotakis before he was elected prime minister last summer.

Population in Greece - 10.7 Million People

In 2019, 86 440 babies were born in Greece and 119 446 people died, which is why the population of our southern neighbour decreased by 33 006 and numbered 10 724 599, according to ANA-MPA.

The media quoted the National Statistics Service of Athens.

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