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EU warns Greece over border controls

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 22:23

Greece has "seriously neglected" its obligations to control the external frontier of Europe's passport-free Schengen zone, the European Commission says in a draft report.
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EU in new push to tighten borders

Monday, January 25th 2016, 12:19

EU interior ministers meeting in Amsterdam seek to extend and beef up border controls, to stem the flow of migrants from Greece.
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VIDEO: 'Desperate scenes on Europe's shores'

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 23:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Greek and Turkish coastguards have recovered the bodies of more than 40 migrants, including 20 children, whose boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean.
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Dozens drown as boats sink off Greece

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 18:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 42 migrants have drowned off the Greek coast in two separate shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea, officials say.
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VIDEO: Secret filming shows people smuggling deal

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 0:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Undercover filming as a people smuggling broker arranges a deal to transport people from Turkey to Greece.
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VIDEO: 'Welcome cooling' at Europe's borders

Friday, January 15th 2016, 20:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey

As the UN is continuing to record as many as 5,000 migrants a day making the sea crossing from Turkey to Greece, Damian Grammaticas reports that "at every border across Europe, the welcome is cooling".
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Fake life jackets for migrants seized

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 17:03
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Police in Turkey say they have confiscated more than 1,000 fake life jackets made for migrants wanting to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece.
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VIDEO: Bodies washed on to Lesbos shoreline

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 23:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 34 people have drowned off the coast of Turkey after their boats sank during an attempted crossing to the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Bodies found after migrant boats sink

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 16:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 34 bodies are washed up on the Turkish coast in the latest tragedy to hit migrants and refugees trying to cross the sea to Greece.
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VIDEO: Rough seas slow Lesbos migrant arrivals

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 19:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Bad weather in the Aegean Sea means the numbers of migrants and refugees travelling to the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey has slowed down.
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Cyprus leaders in joint TV address

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 20:11
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on the divided island of Cyprus for the first time give a joint TV address to wish residents a happy holiday.
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Eighteen migrants drown off Turkey

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 15:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 18 people, including several children, drown after their boat capsizes trying to cross from Turkey to Greece - the third such sinking this week.
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VIDEO: 'Open the borders' rally in Greek capital

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 4:02
related places: Athens

Several thousand people marched through the centre of Athens in Greece, calling for Europe to open its borders.
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VIDEO: Migrants pulled from sea by lifeguards

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 22:55

The wave of migrants and refugees arriving in Greece shows no signs of stopping despite the weather, with thousands arriving on a daily basis on the island of Lesbos.
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VIDEO: Was Paris attack ringleader in Leros?

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 21:13
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Two independent eyewitnesses tell the BBC they saw the ringleader of the Paris attacks on the Greek island of Leros, in October, placing him on the island at the same time the two Stade de France suicide bombers arrived.
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Migrant crisis: Athens shelter for some, despair for others

Monday, December 14th 2015, 16:20
related places: Athens

EU aid is little comfort for migrants in Athens
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VIDEO: Rent help plan for stranded migrants

Monday, December 14th 2015, 9:53
related places: Athens

A scheme to provide subsidised rent for 20,000 migrants "stranded in Athens" is expected to be launched on Monday.
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VIDEO: Former Olympic stadium houses refugees

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 19:45
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Athens

An asylum seeker from Iran shows BBC News around a former Olympic stadium in Athens which is being used as a migrant reception centre.
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Thursday, December 10th 2015, 17:58
related countries: Italy Italy

The European Commission says it has begun legal action against Greece, Croatia and Italy for failing to correctly register migrants.
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Greece removes migrants from border

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 18:06
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia
related places: Athens

Greek police transfer some 2,300 foreign migrants stranded for weeks at a border crossing with Macedonia to the capital, Athens.
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VIDEO: Paris attacker's escape from Athens

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 23:58
related countries: France France
related places: Athens, Paris

The BBC has learnt that the ringleader of the Paris attacks was being tracked by police 10 months earlier, but got away.
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Paris 'ringleader' evaded Athens police

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 18:00
related countries: France France
related places: Athens, Paris

Greek police tried to capture the suspected ringleader of the Paris terror attacks in January but the operation failed, the BBC learns.
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Greece approves austere 2016 budget

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 2:16

Greece's parliament approves a budget for 2016 that includes sharp spending cuts and some tax increases amid economic recession.
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VIDEO: Macedonia border reopens for refugees

Friday, December 4th 2015, 22:51
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

The border between Macedonia and Greece has re-opened after being closed for two days.
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VIDEO: Police fear stampede at Macedonia border

Friday, December 4th 2015, 14:27
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

The border between Greece and Macedonia reopened on Friday morning after it had been closed for two days.
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Greece seeks EU help amid border chaos

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 23:29
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Greece has asked the EU for help managing and registering migrants, as thousands remain stranded on its border with Macedonia.
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VIDEO: Migrant stand-off at Macedonia border

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 20:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Thousands of migrants are stuck on the Greek-Macedonian border, with tensions mounting as only people from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are allowed through.
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Greece denies Schengen threat from EU

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 19:28

Greece admits it has come under pressure over migration, but says no official attempt has been made to suspend it from the EU's Schengen zone.
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VIDEO: Migrants stranded at Greek border

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 17:26
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Macedonia has become the latest country to restrict the flow of migrants entering the country, erecting a fence on its border with Greece.
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Turkey rounds up hundreds of migrants

Monday, November 30th 2015, 17:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Hours after deal with EU about migrants, Turkish authorities round up some 1,300 migrants who were allegedly bound for Greece, state news reports.
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Greek PM in Turkey Twitter outburst

Monday, November 30th 2015, 10:09
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkey Turkey

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras attacks his Turkish counterpart on Twitter following the downing of a Russian plane, prompting an admonishing reply.
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Stranded migrants battle riot police

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 23:10
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Clashes between riot police and migrants angry at being prevented by a new fence from entering Macedonia from Greece leave up to 40 people injured.
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VIDEO: Clashes as Macedonia erects border fence

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 21:49
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Macedonia erects a fence on its border with Greece to limit the flow of migrants to the country.
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Children die as boats sink off Turkey

Friday, November 27th 2015, 14:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Six children have drowned as two migrant boats carrying them from Turkey to Greece sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkish media say.
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VIDEO: 'I'd rather die as a migrant than go back'

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 17:32
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Migrants on Greek border with Macedonia tearfully plea to be allowed to pass
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First bomb in Athens since Syriza won

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 5:32
related places: Athens

A small bomb explodes in central Athens, causing minor damage but no injuries - the first such incident since the radical left took power in January.
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Migrants camp out on Macedonia border

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 2:13
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Scores of migrants are spending another night stuck on the Greece-Macedonia border after they were not allowed to continue their journey.
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Migrants sew lips together in protest

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 17:15
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Migrants stuck on the border between Greece and Macedonia sew their lips together to protest against not being allowed to continue their journey.
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VIDEO: Migrants 'stuck' on Greece border

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 15:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Thousands of people are stuck on Greece's border with Macedonia because they are being told that only those that can prove they are escaping war Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan can pass.
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Costa Rica arrests Syrian migrant

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 22:33
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Honduras Honduras, Syria Syria

Costa Rica detains a Syrian woman with a fake Greek passport, days after five illegal Syrian migrants were arrested in Honduras.
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Honduras Syrians 'had stolen passports'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 1:17
related countries: Honduras Honduras, United States United States

Police in Honduras say they have arrested five Syrians travelling on stolen Greek passports and aiming to enter the United States by land.
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Greece secures bailout cash deal

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 18:45

Greece has secured a tentative deal with the eurozone to unlock the latest tranche of financial aid.
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VIDEO: 'Paris events happen every day in Syria'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 10:42
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Paris

Migrants arriving on Greek islands have been giving their reaction to the Paris attacks.
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VIDEO: Greek youths clash with police

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 18:25

Greek workers have staged their first general strike against austerity since January when Alexis Tsipras' Syriza government was elected.
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Clashes as Greeks strike over austerity

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 13:47

Greek workers stage their first general strike against austerity since Alexis Tsipras's left-wing Syriza government came to power in January, leading to clashes in Athens.
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VIDEO: Bodies washed up on Lesbos shores

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 18:33

The death toll off the Greek Island of Lesbos is likely to rise in the coming days unless urgent action is taken, according to an official leading rescue efforts.
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