Illegal immigration

Police evacuate migrant squat in Exarchia

Greek police evacuated about 50 migrants from a squat in the central Athenian district of Exarchia during a raid early Monday morning, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

According to information cited by the agency, the migrants are mainly from Syria and Congo and included more than 10 children.

The building on 58 Themistokleous Street had functioned as a squat since 216.

Ferry carrying hundreds of migrants from Lesvos reaches Piraeus

A ferry carrying 249 undocumented migrants from the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos docked at the port of Piraeus at 6.30 a.m. on Monday with another ferry to follow. 

Buses were waiting at the port to collect the migrants and transfer them to reception facilities on the mainland. 

Greece denies NYT report of secret 'black site' for migrants near Turkish border

The Greek government dismissed on Wednesday a report in The New York Times newspaper that it was holding illegal migrants who cross the border from Turkey at a secret "black site" where they are denied access to lawyers and cannot file asylum claims.

Greek military releases videos showing border surveillance exercises

The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) on Wednesday released a series of videos showing surveillance exercises in border areas. 

The videos show exercises aimed at turning back undocumented migrants trying to enter Greece, including footage recorded during the night, and exercises on shooting ranges.