Aegean islands

Teen in critical condition after being stabbed inside Lesvos migrant center

A teenager from Afghanistan was in serious condition on Monday after being stabbed inside the migrant identification center of Moria in Lesvos.

According to initial information, the 17-year-old was stabbed in the chest and abdomen by a 20-year-old fellow Afghani. The victim is being treated in the hospital of Mytilene, while the suspect was arrested.

Man arrested over killing of migrant in Moria

Police on Friday arrested a 27-year-old foreign national in connection with the deadly stabbing of a 20-year-old Yemeni migrant during an altercation at the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Thursday night. 
The suspect is said to have stabbed the victim in several parts of his body and then fled the scene.

Ferry firms arguing over popular routes

While residents of Samothraki and Kythira as well as several other islands in the Aegean Sea fear another problem may deprive them of maritime transportation this year - following similar experiences in recent years - coastal shipping companies are striving to offer more vessels on the popular routes to the Cyclades and Crete.

African weather front to bring dust over Aegean Sea this week

High concentrations of dust are expected over the central and southern Aegean in the coming days, as a low pressure front from North Africa heads toward southern Crete, the Athens National Observatory's Meteo weather service said Tuesday.

In the next hours, rainfall is expected mainly in Crete, becoming more intense and spreading to the southern and central Aegean during the night.

Chios municipal council rejects plan for closed migrant centre

The municipal council of the island of Chios, in the eastern Aegean, rejected a government proposal to set up a new, closed pre-departure center for migrants on the island, in a marathon session that ended at midnight on Monday.

According to the plan discussed, the centre would be created at the 15th kilometre of the Chios-Volissos road.

Chios municipal council rejected plan for closed migrant centre

The municipal council of the island of Chios, in the eastern Aegean, rejected a government proposal to set up a new, closed pre-departure center for migrants on the island, in a marathon session that ended at midnight on Monday.

According to the plan discussed, the centre would be created at the 15th kilometre of the Chios-Volissos road.

New facilities on mainland to host 15,000 migrants

The government's plan to ease pressure on Aegean islands amid the continuing arrival of irregular migrants from neighboring Turkey foresees 10 new centers on the mainland that will be able to host up to 15,000 asylum seekers, with the first 10,000 to be transferred from the islands to the new facilities by the end of February, Kathimerini understands.

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