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1. Greece's response to coronavirus working, Mitsotakis tells CNN

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-s-response-to-coronavirus-working-mitsotakis-tells-cnn

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday night, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the measures his government has taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus appear to be working and thanked the Greek people for their cooperation, conceding however that “the hard work is still ahead of us.”...

2. Migrant camps on Greek islands put on lockdown

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/migrant-camps-on-greek-islands-put-on-lockdown

No visitors, including members of organizations and agencies, will be allowed into the migrant reception and processing centers on the Greek islands for the next two weeks at least, the Migration Ministry said yesterday, announcing a series of measures to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in any of the facilities....

3. Cooker seen behind deadly blaze at Moria camp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cooker-seen-behind-deadly-blaze-at-moria-camp

Firefighters on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos are investigating the cause of a blaze that broke out on Monday afternoon at the Moria refugee and migrant camp, killing a child before it was brought under control. Authorities said the child was a girl aged between 6 and 7...

4. Child dies in fire in Greek migrant camp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/child-dies-in-fire-in-greek-migrant-camp

A young child died in a fire in an overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, fire brigade officials said....

5. Large fire breaks out at Moria migrant camp on Lesvos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/large-fire-breaks-out-at-moria-migrant-camp-on-lesvos

A large fire has broken out at the Moria refugee and migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos, according to local media reports on Monday. ...

6. EU criticizes Turkey on migration as border clashes resume

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-criticizes-turkey-on-migration-as-border-clashes-resume

Clashes between Greek riot police and migrants attempting to cross the border from Turkey erupted anew Friday as European Union foreign ministers took aim at what they called “Turkey’s use of migratory pressure for political purposes.” ...

7. Greek forces use tear gas to repel migrants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-forces-use-tear-gas-to-repel-migrants

Greek riot police and troops used water cannon and tear gas on Wednesday against hundreds of migrants as they made another attempt to cross the border from Turkey into Greece....

8. Guards use tear gas to disperse hundreds of migrants at Greek-Turkish border

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/guards-use-tear-gas-to-disperse-hundreds-of-migrants-at-greek-turkish-border

Guards on Greece’s northeastern land border with Turkey made “deterrent use” of tear gas to disperse some 500 refugees and migrants trying to enter the country and the European Union after Ankara loosened controls on migrant flows....

9. Greek islanders strike over new migrant camps, government says no alternative

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-islanders-strike-over-new-migrant-camps-government-says-no-alternative

Greek island residents went on strike for a second day on Thursday, stepping up protests against government plans for new migrant camps on five islands after violent clashes with police....

10. Protesting islanders barge into Chios hotel, eight officers injured

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/protesting-islanders-barge-into-chios-hotel-eight-officers-injured

Local residents in Chios, angered by the Greek Government's determination to go ahead with the creation of closed migrant centers on the islands, on Wednesday barged into a hotel near the construction site and attacked eight police officers who are staying there....

11. Greek Government to proceed with new island camps, despite reactions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-government-to-proceed-with-new-island-camps-despite-reactions

The Greek government is determined to move ahead with its plan to build new holding facilities for migrants and refugees as part of a plan to accelerate asylum procedures and deportations on the five islands hosting camps, its spokesman said on Tuesday, amid reactions to the scheme from island residents....

12. Greece to speed up creation of migrant holding centers to ease tension

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-to-speed-up-creation-of-migrant-holding-centers-to-ease-tension

Greece plans to accelerate the creation of detention centers on its outlying islands in the Aegean Sea after a backlash against overcrowded camps by some migrants and nearby residents....

13. Greece seeking EU alliances to boost migrant returns

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-seeks-eu-alliances-to-boost-migrant-returns

As tensions at migrant camps on the Aegean islands simmer amid continuing arrivals, the Greek government is looking at ways of accelerating the return of those whose asylum applications are rejected....

14. Greece wants floating fence to keep migrants out

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-wants-floating-fence-to-keep-migrants-out

Greece wants to install a floating barrier in the Aegean Sea to deter migrants arriving at its islands’ shores through Turkey, government officials said on Thursday....

15. Two dead in Greek migrant camp fire

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-dead-in-greek-migrant-camp-fire

A mother and child died in a fire started by rioting migrants at the identification and reception center of Moria on the southeastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Sunday, the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency has reported...

16. Lesvos memorial to drowned refugees destroyed

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lesvos-memorial-to-drowned-refugees-destroyed

A memorial on the Aegean island of Lesvos erected in memory of the hundreds of migrants and refugees who have perished while attempting the crossing from Turkey to Greece and the European Union has been destroyed by vandals....

17. Fresh calls for migrants to be moved from Aegean islands

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fresh-calls-for-migrants-to-be-moved-from-aegean-islands

Authorities on the eastern Aegean islands have renewed calls on the central government to relocate hundreds of migrants to the mainland as their population on Lesvos, Chios and Samos has risen to 16,334 from 10,349 this time last year. ...

18. Ankara: Issue of Turkish officers a thorn in relations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-issue-of-turkish-officers-a-thorn-in-relations

Turkey has escalated its rhetoric with regard to the eight Turkish servicemen it wants extradited, insisting that the issue will remain at the core of its differences with Greece....

19. Turkish overflights in the eastern Aegean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-overflights-in-the-eastern-aegean

Turkish fighter jets embarked on a series of overflights on Friday when four aircraft flew over the eastern Aegean....

20. Dozens of Kurds face deportation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dozens-of-kurds-face-deportation

Dozens of asylum seekers who left the Moria migrant processing center for other facilities on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos will be barred from the process if they do not return to the official camp, the Migration Ministry announced on Monday....

21. International congress on Greece and Cyprus geoparks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/life/international-congress-on-greece-and-cyprus-geoparks

The first International Congress of UNESCO Geoparks in Greece and Cyprus will take place in Athens on Thursday and Friday...

22. Greek coast guard rescue 67 migrants at sea

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-coast-guard-rescue-67-migrants-at-sea

The Greek coast guard rescued 67 foreign nationals whose dinghy was in distress at sea near the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos early on Monday morning....

23. Nine arrests in Lesvos after clashes during Tsipras' visit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nine-arrests-in-lesvos-after-clashes-during-tsipras-visit

Police on Lesvos made nine arrests following clashes between local residents and police on Thursday evening during Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s visit to the eastern Aegean island, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported on Friday, adding that several more suspects were being sought....

24. Greek island protest about migrant influx turns violent

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-island-protest-about-migrant-influx-turns-violent

Greek riot police fired tear gas Thursday to try to disperse angry protesters on the island of Lesvos who tried to topple a police bus during a demonstration against a European Union migration policy....

25. Specialist team recovers Mirage flight recorder

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/specialist-team-recovers-mirage-flight-recorder

An oceanographic vessel of the Greek Center for Marine Research, using a robotic submersible, retrieved on Tuesday the flight recorder of the Mirage 2000-5 which crashed into the sea in the central Aegean, near Skyros, on April 12, killing the pilot Captain Giorgos Baltadoros....

26. Tension rising on the Greek islands

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tension-rising-on-the-greek-islands

More than 15,500 migrants are living in cramped conditions in state-run centres on the eastern Aegean islands...

27. Far-right extremists attack migrants on Greek island

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/far-right-extremists-attack-migrants-on-greek-island

Police forced dozens of migrants onto buses and transported them to the Moria camp in the early hours after Mytilini was turned into a battleground...

28. Greece in mourning after death of fighter pilot

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-in-mourning-after-death-of-fighter-pilot

The jet piloted by 34-year-old Captain Giorgos Baltadoros was one of two Mirages sent to intercept a pair of Turkish F-16s...

29. Commission extends Greece's visa-at-the-gate scheme for Turks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/commission-extends-greece-s-visa-at-the-gate-scheme-for-turks

The European Commission on Wednesday approved a one-year extension to a special visa agreement between Greece and Turkey that allows Turks who want to visit seven Greek islands to apply for a visa directly at their destination....

30. EU-Turkey migrant deal ‘at risk’, report says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-turkey-migrant-deal-‘at-risk-report-says

The deal signed between Ankara and Brussels in March 2016 to crack down on human trafficking over the Aegean is hanging in the balance as several countries are reportedly refusing to pay for it, insisting that the European Commission cover the next tranche of 3 billion euros in funding pledged to Turkey....

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