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Tourists stranded as Greek ferry workers extend strike

Tourists stranded as Greek ferry workers extend strike

The labour action comes at the tail-end of Europe's summer holiday season, and extra pre-strike ferries were called into action on Sunday to move people at the last minute.

New asylum-seekers free to travel from Greek islands, court rules

New asylum-seekers free to travel from Greek islands, court rules

A top Greek court has ruled that asylum-seekers newly arriving on Greek islands from Turkey should no longer be held there while their applications are assessed, court officials said on Wednesday.

Winter death threat for asylum seekers stranded on Greek islands

Winter death threat for asylum seekers stranded on Greek islands

Winter could bring death to asylum seekers stranded on crowded Greek islands with only summer tents for shelter, aid groups said on Wednesday, urging a mass relocation to the mainland.

1,600 migrants land in Greece, undeterred by EU-Turkey deal

1,600 migrants land in Greece, undeterred by EU-Turkey deal

A total of 1,662 migrants have landed on Greek islands near Turkey since a landmark EU-Turkish deal on curbing the influx took effect on Sunday, a Greek coordination panel said.

EU-Turkey migrant scheme could start Sunday, say EU officials

EU-Turkey migrant scheme could start Sunday, say EU officials

A plan to return all irregular migrants arriving on Greek islands back to Turkey could take effect on Sunday if EU leaders strike a deal with the Turkish prime minister, senior EU officials said.