NEWS Migration

Islands see surge in refugee arrivals

The number of refugees arriving on Greek islands has risen from 4,500 a day in late September to 7,000 over the past week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday, as a toddler was found dead off the coast of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean.

NEWS Politics Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos are seen deep in discussion at the Parmeneion military exercises in Evros, northeastern Greece, Friday. During their visit, Tsipras pledged that his government would seek to restore wages in the military to 2012 levels, as per a court ruling in 2013.

Bill with first set of prior actions due Monday

The draft legislation containing the first batch of prior actions Greece has to pass as part of its third bailout is due to be submitted in Parliament with the aim of MPs voting on the bill by next Saturday, the government said Friday.


Charges sought against GD chief

The Supreme Court prosecutor’s office on Friday petitioned Parliament to lift the immunity of Golden Dawn chief Nikos Michaloliakos so that he can be prosecuted.

NEWS Politics

ND candidates’ gloves come off

Despite public assertions of party unity, the four candidates in New Democracy’s leadership race are removing their gloves ahead of the first round of the contest set for November 22.


Unionists to stand trial over illegal strike

Fourteen representatives of university administrative staff are due to go on trial on Monday after being accused of failing to comply with a court decision that ruled a 48-hour strike they held in November 2013 to protest the then government’s move to place them and their colleagues in a labor reserve illegal.

NEWS Migration

Lesvos struggles to be ready as EU 'hotspot'


Inside the barbed-wire enclosure of Moria, Greece's main migrant camp on Lesvos island, a visiting EU leader learns for the first time how far exhausted Syrian refugees have to walk to begin their long journey to Europe.



Hundreds of refugees camped out at Victoria Square

Hundreds of migrants and refugees are sleeping rough on and around Victoria Square, in downtown Athens. More than 100,000 refugees and migrants entered Greece in August, according to data presented by the country's coast guard. The war in Syria and Europe's refugee crisis take center stage at the United Nations on Wednesday as world leaders work to overcome deep divisions over how to confront the turmoil.