Evros

Europe’s border

Greece's ability to hold the fort against the influx of refugees and migrants is, to a significant degree, the reason why the north is more or less shielded.

It is time for the European Union to prove that Greece is not a mere bulwark that's being paid to keep the migrants at bay.

EU pledges 700mn euro for Greece to handle migrant crisis, declares Europe will defend its external borders

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyden announced that Greece will receive an additional 700mn euro in EU aid in order to confront the mounting migrant and refugee crisis at its eastern land and sea borders.

Mitsotakis s briefs Trump on directed migrant wave from Turkey as top EU officials head to Greece

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis today briefed US President Donald Trump on the threat to Greece's sovereignty from mounting waves of migrants and refugees from Turkey.

Athens charges that the migrants have been encouraged and coordinated by Ankara and is determined to protect its borders.

Greece conducts military exercises near Evros

Greece would on Monday conduct military exercises using real ammunition near the Evros land border with Turkey.
The exercises, set to take place at border outposts at Kipoi and Kastanies, were announced Sunday by the Fourth Army Corps, which is charged with defending the Greek-Turkish borders in Thrace and the Aegean Sea.

Greece takes emergency measures, seeks EU aid to handle ‘asymmetrical threat’ from Turkey

Tensions between Turkey and Greece at the Evros border region and in the Northern Aegean have escalated dangerously in the last two days and Athens tonight called on its EU partners to activate the FRONTEX RABIT rapid action force to guard the outer borders of the Union in response to a clear and present danger to its sovereignty posed by Turkey.

Tensions rise as more migrants reach Greek border

An increasing number of migrants is amassing at Greece's eastern border, abetted by neighboring Turkey, which provides buses to transport them to the area and has left its own border open.

Overnight tension continued, with some migrant throwing rocks at Greek police and the latter replying with tear gas and stun grenades.

Man arrested in northeastern Greece for people smuggling

A 42-year-old man was arrested on Greece's northeastern border with Turkey while trying to smuggle almost a dozen migrants into the country, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) said on Friday. 
The suspect was reportedly crossing the Evros River in a rubber dinghy packed with 11 irregular migrants when the smuggling operation was interrupted by border police. 

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