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VIDEO: Greek coastguard: Migrant boats 'unsafe'

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 11:44

Greek coastguard on Lesbos, Antonios Sofiadelis, explains why so many migrants are dying on a short crossing that should be simple and safe.
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VIDEO: Migrants' hopes of reaching EU 'dashed'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 18:04
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Syrian migrants camped out on Turkey's frontier with Greece are being bussed to other locations in the country after the EU strengthened border controls, as Mark Lowen reports.
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AUDIO: Girl migrant 'travelled alone for two weeks'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Iran Iran

A girl migrant tells the BBC how she travelled alone from Iran to Greece for two weeks, despite being just 12 years old.
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New Greek minister quits in tweets row

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:55

A junior minister in the new Greek government resigns in a row over anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks less than 24 hours after being appointed.
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VIDEO: Drone footage shows migrants' arrival

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 7:04

Matthew Price looks at one of the Greek hotspots for migrants entering Europe.
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VIDEO: Lesbos struggles as 4,000 arrive daily

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 20:43

The Greek island of Lesbos is still struggling to keep up with the steady flow of migrants and refugees.
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Greece's Tsipras 'vindicated' by victory

Monday, September 21st 2015, 12:01

Greece's Alexis Tsipras says his left-wing Syriza party has a "clear mandate" after winning a second general election in less than nine months.
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Migrants die in Turkey ferry collision

Monday, September 21st 2015, 1:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 13 migrants trying to reach Greece drown off the coast of Turkey as their dinghy and a ferry collide, the Turkish coastguard says.
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Polls close in tight Greek election

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 16:50

Greece holds its fifth election in six years, with a tight finish predicted between the left-wing Syriza party and conservative New Democracy.
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VIDEO: Tsipras fighting for political life

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 5:05

Greece is holding its fifth general election in six years, after the Syriza government lost its majority and called snap elections.
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Can Alexis Tsipras rise again?

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 1:40

Bruised Tsipras seeks return to power in Greece
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VIDEO: Has Greece fallen out of love with Syriza?

Friday, September 18th 2015, 23:06
related places: Athens

BBC News asked the people of Athens if they had fallen out of love with Syriza.
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Campaigning ends ahead of Greek vote

Friday, September 18th 2015, 20:31

The main parties competing in Greece's election hold final rallies ahead of Sunday's vote, with polls giving left-wing Syriza a slight advantage.
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Yarmouk pianist's perilous journey to Greece

Friday, September 18th 2015, 2:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Following a famed pianist's journey from Syria to Greece
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Migrant crisis on Greek islands eclipses election

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 23:36

Migrant crisis on Greek islands eclipses general election
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Tsipras snubs 'unnatural' coalition

Monday, September 14th 2015, 21:45

The leader of Greece's left-wing Syriza party Alexis Tsipras rules out forming a coalition with his main conservative rival in a debate.
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Smugglers 'deliberately holed boat'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 21:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi migrant tells of seeing children drown off Greek island
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VIDEO: Smugglers 'deliberately holed boat'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 17:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

A man who survived after a boat crowded with refugees and migrants from Iraq and Syria sank near a Greek island, says he believes the smugglers deliberately holed the boat.
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Profile: Vangelis Meimarakis

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 23:28

Surprise election challenger takes Greece back
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VIDEO: One Syrian's tragic bid to reach Europe

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 22:28
related countries: Syria Syria

The family of a young Syrian man, who drowned crossing a river in Greece, have spoken about their perilous journey to reach Europe.
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VIDEO: Caring for isolated refugee children

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 23:01

Sociologist Sissy Levanti describes the challenges faced by the unaccompanied child refugees she cares for in Greece.
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VIDEO: 'An exhausted quiet' on Greek migrant ferry

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 17:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Fergal Keane joins migrants, mainly from Syria, making the ferry crossing from the Greek island of Lesbos to the mainland.
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VIDEO: Shouts of joy as migrants reach Lesbos

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 22:07

The Greek government and the UN refugee agency have brought in extra staff and ships to deal with thousands of stranded migrants on the island of Lesbos.
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VIDEO: 'There's no happiness. I miss my son'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 14:18

The Greek government and the UN refugee agency have brought in extra staff and ships to deal with some 25,000 stranded migrants on the island of Lesbos.
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VIDEO: Old stadium to process Lesbos migrants

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 14:53

The BBC's Jonny Dymond reports from an old football stadium that is being used as a processing centre on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Greece acts over Lesbos migrant crisis

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 8:46

Greece and the UN bring in extra staff to deal with some 25,000 migrants on Lesbos, amid warnings that the situation there is getting out of control.
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VIDEO: Greek island becomes giant campsite

Monday, September 7th 2015, 12:55
related places: Athens

Thousands of migrants and refugees have gathered in tents on Lesbos, Greece, in the hope of travelling on to Athens and northern and western Europe.
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Greece cancer patients denied treatment

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 12:08

Cancer patients suffer in Greece's failing health system
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Thousands more migrants reach Athens

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 10:04
related places: Athens

Boats carrying thousands of migrants arrive overnight in mainland Greece, as the EU struggles to cope with an unprecedented influx.
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VIDEO: Palmyra temple damage an 'appalling loss'

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 6:49
related countries: France France
related places: Parthenon

Historian Dan Cruickshank says any damage done to to the the Bel Temple by the Islamic State (IS) group is on a par with destroying the Parthenon in Greece or Chartres Cathedral in France.
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VIDEO: Migrants 'pick up litter or face jail'

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 17:28

Residents on the Greek island of Agathonisi say they need help to deal with the large number of refugees arriving there on a daily basis.
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VIDEO: Greek island refugee camp growing

Friday, August 28th 2015, 12:42

Aid agencies believe as many as another 200,000 migrants could arrive in Greece before the end of the year.
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VIDEO: Refugees struggle in Lesbos heat

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 5:22

A shadow economy has sprung up in a refugee detention centre on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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VIDEO: Lesbos migrants living in a 'wasteland'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 8:18

The BBC's Chris Buckler looks at the "dreadful" living condition of migrants waiting to leave the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Migrant flow resumes in Macedonia

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 15:54
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Thousands of migrants resume their journey north through Macedonia and into Serbia, after Macedonia reopens its border with Greece.
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VIDEO: Train track wait for Macedonia migrants

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 14:42
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

James Reynolds reports from the Greece-Macedonia border where migrants are being allowed into Macedonia in groups
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Migrants push past Macedonian police

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 17:56
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Thousands of rain-soaked migrants break through police lines into Macedonia at the country's southern border with Greece.
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VIDEO: Migrants overpower Macedonia police

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 17:24
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Macedonia defends its handling of security at the country's border with Greece, where migrants were beaten back with truncheons and riot shields.
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Macedonia migrants 'not mistreated'

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 2:53
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Macedonia defends its handling of security at the country's border with Greece, where migrants were beaten back with truncheons and riot shields.
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Migrants rush Macedonian border

Friday, August 21st 2015, 22:38
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Hundreds of migrants rush at Macedonian border forces in an attempt to enter from Greece, en route to EU states further north.
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VIDEO: Macedonia fires tear-gas at migrants

Friday, August 21st 2015, 21:21
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Police in Macedonia fired tear-gas to disperse thousands of migrants trying to enter from Greece, as James Reynolds reports.
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Viewpoint: Greek election heralds fresh bailout battle

Friday, August 21st 2015, 17:49

Greek election battle revives anti-austerity campaign
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Syriza rebels form new Greek party

Friday, August 21st 2015, 13:11

Rebels from Greece's governing Syriza party say they are forming a new party, a day after the prime minister resigned to seek re-election.
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VIDEO: Greece on course for election

Friday, August 21st 2015, 6:57

Greece is on course for a fresh election - possibly next month - after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his resignation on Thursday.
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Atromitos Athens 0-1 Fenerbahce

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 21:53

Robin van Persie scores a late winner for Fenerbahce with his first touch in their Europa League play-off at Atromitos Athens.
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Greek PM quits and calls early poll

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 20:29

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announces he is resigning and is calling an early election.
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