Illegal immigration

Police raid occupied building in Exarchia, evicting 130 migrants

The police on Monday raided an occupied building in the downtown Athens neighborhood of Exarchia, removing some 130 undocumented migrants from the premises. 

The building, on the coroner of Oktavriou Merlie and Prassa Street was once a school and had been under occupation for four years. 

Police raid occupied building in Exarchia, removing migrants

The police on Monday raided an occupied building in the downtown Athens neighborhood of Exarchia, removing dozens of undocumented migrants from the premises. 

The building, on the coroner of Oktavriou Merlie and Prassa Street was once a school and had been under occupation for four years. 

Plans to ‘purge’ Istanbul of migrants fuel concerns in Evros

Concerns about a possible new influx of undocumented migrants into the country are increasing on both the eastern Aegean islands and in the region of Evros, northeastern Greece, with the approach of the October 30 deadline that the Turkish government has given Syrian refugees to leave Istanbul (or be forcefully removed).

Exarchia squat sweeps result in detention of 143 foreign nationals

A sweep on squats in the downtown Athens district of Exarchia on Monday resulted in the removal of 143 foreign nationals from four occupied buildings, the Greek Police said.

Three people have been detained, two Greeks and a foreign national, according to a police statement. 

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