NEWS Migration

Rate of refugee arrivals picking up

After a brief dip in the number of refugees and migrants arriving on Greece’s eastern Aegean islands, an increase was noted on Tuesday in the quantity of boats reaching Greek shores from Turkey.

NEWS Terrorism

Police seek perpetrators of Athens bomb blast

Police were on Tuesday seeking leads to the perpetrators of a bomb blast outside the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) in central Athens in the early hours of the morning that caused significant damage but no injuries.

NEWS Society

Bill extending cohabitation pact to gay couples draws objections

Revised legislation that seeks to extend to same-sex couples a so-called cohabitation agreement, which grants non-married couples similar rights to those who are married, is expected be submitted to Parliament soon despite objections expressed during a two-week period of public consultation.

NEWS GD trial

Friend of murdered rapper gives testimony

A friend of Pavlos Fyssas, the 34-year-old rapper killed by a Golden Dawn member in September 2013, on Tuesday described the actions of GD supporters on the night of his death, corroborating prosecutors’ claims that the neo-Nazi party operated with a military-style structure and discipline.

NEWS Migration

UN slams new restrictions for refugees, migrants

About 1,000 refugees and migrants are stuck at the main crossing point into Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) from Greece as authorities deny entry to some nationalities in contravention of international law, the United Nations said on Tuesday.