Hundreds of migrants have stormed a train station and clashed with riot police in Greece as part of an attempt to reopen a land route to Germany.
Mothers carrying their babies were seen running from tear gas while fires were started amid chaotic scenes in the village of Diavata, close to the Greek border with Northern Macedonia.
Migrants had gathered in the field hoping to make their way illegally up through the Balkans towards northern Europe. It followed reports on social media of plans for an organised movement to cross Greece’s northwest border with Albania in early April.
The DM is really hoping to tug on the heartstrings -Won’t someone think of the children!
The monument was the latest in a series of events seen as anti-migrant. White crosses were painted near beaches frequented by migrants and refugees and some local residents also evicted some migrants and refugees from beaches.
Greece’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, in an interview on November 20, disclosed — for a second time — that he sent to the prosecutor 93 cases that involved Greek diplomats issuing visas to unaccompanied children in order to facilitate illegal removal of their organs. These diplomats are already in jail. “The fact that I saved a few souls will make me sleep quietly when my life is over,” Kotzias said.
The incident allegedly occurred in the Agia Eleni refugee camp near the city of Ioannina in north-western Greece.
A group of ten masked men reportedly attacked the Embassy of Canada in Athens, breaking the glass doors of the entrance, Naftemporiki reported.
Following the reports, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the Canadian embassy attack in a statement, stressing that the authorities are taking all possible measures to find the offenders.
Could be those radical Greek Grandmothers Justin warned us about
Three migrant women whose throats were slashed in a grisly and unprecedented murder along a key border crossing in northern Greece may have been targeted by jihadi extremists, Greek investigators said Sunday.
They said national security agents and homicide experts had been dispatched to the site of the crime scene, along the Evros border crossing, in northeast Greece, to probe the mystery killing that has sent shock waves across the nation and the country’s intelligence community.
According to the Greek webpage Kathimerini, 1,130 parents living with their children on the Greek island of Chios, sent a letter of protest to the principals of their schools, in which they declared that they do not want their children to study together with migrant children.
‘Jihadist human traffickers’ slaughtered two women and a young girl in Evros Greece, local media say. Evros is near the Greek – Turkish border. Several points along it are being used as paths for human traffickers to sneak into Greece.
Greece is a deeply divided country. It has two camps. One is the “institutional camp,” which is presented to the global community and the international press. The other is what can be called the “people’s camp,” which considers the existing political regime a “Corpus Separatum” — a separate entity.
The institutional camp consists of the corrupt political system, the oligarchs, the academic community and the media — all soldiers in an army of globalization and multiculturalism. It is a system that feeds on the Greek populace, and, for its political and economic survival, depends on a strategic alliance with the Islamic countries of the Persian Gulf.
The people’s camp, which the international community and media ignore, has a totally different view of — and strategic approach to — Greece’s geopolitical present and future.
The unusual sight came as the number of asylum-seekers crossing the land border from Turkey surged.
According to Greek news portal News One, the throwing of food was a way for the camp’s residents to protest against their living conditions.
A shocking incident happened on the Greek island of Chios. According to local news webpage ChiosPress, an African migrant from Togo was arrested yesterday for slaughtering and roasting a cat inside the VIAL refugee camp.
On August 28, thirty members of the Greek NGO Emergency Response Centre International (ERCI) were arrested for their involvement in a people-smuggling network that has been operating on the island of Lesbos since 2015. According to a statement released by Greek police, as a result of the investigation that led to the arrests, “The activities of an organised criminal network that systematically facilitated the illegal entry of foreigners were fully exposed.”
Among the activities uncovered were forgery, espionage and the illegal monitoring of both the Greek coastguard and the EU border agency, Frontex, for the purpose of gleaning confidential information about Turkish refugee flows.
…Relations between Washington and Ankara have already deteriorated significantly under Erdogan — as dramatically emphasized by America’s absolutely correct refusal to turn over to Erdogan the man he says is behind Turkey’s 2016 coup attempt, Fethullah Gülen, a Muslim cleric who exiled himself to Pennsylvania almost 20 years ago, as well as by the escalating imbroglio over detained U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who is apparently being held as a hostage to force the U.S. to extradite Gülen back to Turkey.
It is false to argue that Greece is dying demographically because of austerity (although it certainly has not helped). For many years after the civil war in the 1980s, Greek demographic values were among the highest of all other European countries, 2.2 children per woman. Then, after 1994, the birth rate stopped at 1.3 children.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal last week, Yannis Palaiologos, a journalist from Ekhatimerini, says that according to a study by the University of Thessaly there will be a reduction of about 25 percent in the Greek population by 2050. Even more worrying is the forecast of the country’s statistical agency (Elstat), according to which by 2080 the population of the country could fall to 7.2 million.