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What the Greek Vote Means for Migrants and European Union Policy

Today, in celebration of democracy,  Greeks headed to the polls to decide the country’s fate through a critical and monumental referendum: to vote “Yes” and accept a bailout package from Greece’s creditors, or vote “No” and  face default, economic collapse … Continue reading

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Migrants Dying to Escape Greece

“Migrants dying to escape crises-hit Greece,” by Vassilis Kyriakoulis for AFP (reposted by Daily Star Lebanon): Strapped to the underbelly of a train, 23-year-old Ali Arzin from Afghanistan had hoped to cross the border of crisis-hit Greece into Macedonia and … Continue reading

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Hunger Strike in Greece in Protest of Pakistani Migrant Death

“Hunger strike in Greece against Pakistani’s death,” from AFP (reposted by Dawn News): The strike at the centre in Amygdaleza, which is 10km from Athens, comes after the death of Mohamed Asfak on Nov 6, who had been held there … Continue reading

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Greece Rescues Migrants at Sea

“Greece rescues migrants stranded at sea,” from Associated Press (reposted by Al Jazeera): Authorities in Greece say they have rescued 140 people whose boat broke down in the Aegean Sea as they were trying to enter the country illegally. A … Continue reading

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Migrants En Route to Greece Drowned

“Greece-bound migrants drown in Aegean sea,” from AFP (reposted by Al Jazeera): At least 22 migrants including four children have drowned in the Aegean Sea after a yacht and a dinghy carrying them towards Greek shores capsized, coastguard officials said. … Continue reading

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