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Bulgaria opposes Greek plans for refugee camp near border

Bulgaria opposes Greek plans for refugee camp near border

Bulgaria's defence minister has hit out at ‘unreasonable’ Greek plans to build a camp near their border to shelter asylum seekers amid a migration surge from Turkey.

Greece to build new camps after migrant surge: minister

Greece to build new camps after migrant surge: minister

Greece plans to build two new temporary camps to house hundreds of additional asylum seekers who arrived after a surge enabled by Turkey, the migration minister said Saturday.

Thousands of migrants gather at Greece borders seeking entry

Thousands of migrants gather at Greece borders seeking entry

Migrants trickled through permeable borders to Greece from Turkey on Sunday as thousands gathered on the country's frontier seeking entry after Ankara relaxed curbs on their movement.

Greek islanders opposed to new migrant centre clash with police

Greek islanders opposed to new migrant centre clash with police

Riot police on the Greek island of Lesbos fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters angry over the creation of a new detention centre

Riot police on Greek islands as work begins on new migrant camps

Riot police on Greek islands as work begins on new migrant camps

Riot police were dispatched to the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios on Tuesday as the government ploughed ahead with the construction of controversial new migrant camps, officials said.

Greece elects first woman president for 'new era'

Greece elects first woman president for 'new era'

Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with no party-political allegiance.

Parliament to elect Greece's first woman president

Parliament to elect Greece's first woman president

A trailblazing judge with particular expertise in environmental law and the constitution will become Greece's first female president on Wednesday.

France to take 400 asylum-seekers from Greece

France to take 400 asylum-seekers from Greece

France will help Greece tackle an ongoing migration challenge that has put overwhelming pressure on its infrastructure by accepting 400 asylum-seekers ...

UN refugees chief urges Greece to improve "miserable" camp conditions

UN refugees chief urges Greece to improve "miserable" camp conditions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees urged the Greek government on Wednesday to improve living conditions in migrant camps and said Europe must do more to protect unaccompanied children.

Deported IS fighter stranded between Turkey, Greece border

Deported IS fighter stranded between Turkey, Greece border

An Islamic State fighter deported by Turkey is stranded in a buffer zone between the Greece and Turkish borders, the private DHA news agency reports.

China's Xi holds talks in Greece en route to BRICS summit

China's Xi holds talks in Greece en route to BRICS summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday holds talks in Greece, where he is eagerly awaited by the new pro-business government.

Police find 41 migrants alive in truck in northern Greece

Police find 41 migrants alive in truck in northern Greece

Greek police found 41 migrants, mostly Afghans, hiding in a refrigerated truck at a motorway in northern Greece on Monday, officials said.