Frontex

Samos: Reports of another Turkish officer involved in the failed coup

A 40-year-old officer in the Turkish military appears to have arrived via rubber dinghy on Wednesday
The Police, the National Intelligence Agency (EYP), the Coast Guard and Frontex on...

Danish man arrested on Chios to face spying charges

The suspect was taking pictures of Coast Guard, Navy and Frontex vehicles and operations
The police announced that arrest of a 66-year-old Danish man on Tuesday evening on Chios, as he was about to board the Blue Star...

Five refugees perish after boat capsizes off the coast of Samos

Coast Guard and Frontex launch search and rescue operation - Five survivors recovered
The Athens-Madeconia News Agency has reported that the Coast Guard and Frontex have launched a search and...

Lesvos: Demonstrators attempt to prevent migrant deportations

Tension on Chios, Leros and Samos between local residents, refugees and local authorities
Three demonstrators on Lesvos attempted to block a ship carrying 45 migrants, who are to be returned to Turkey, as part of...

Refugees continue to arrive as EU-Turkey deal comes into effect

Almost 50,000 refugees officially ‘stranded’ in Greece with 2,000 expected to arrive Piraeus on Monday
About 2,000 refugees are expected to arrive in Piraeus on Monday, with the Ariadne ferry boat transporting 582 (322 from...

NATO plans for Aegean operations to be finalized by end of March

Many details on cooperation with Turkey remain vague - Plans for 5 new relocation centers in north of Greece
The plans for NATO operations in the Aegean Sea, in order to curb the flow of refugees towards Europe, are expected to be...

Coast Guard: 41 bodies recovered near Farmakonisi and Kalolimnos

Two boats carrying refugees capsized early on Friday - 67 refugees have been rescued so far Friday, January 22, 2016
In spite of the good weather conditions at sea, the Coast Guard and Frontex were called out in two different incidents in the...

Commission to present plans for European Border and Coast Guard

Accordimg to the proposal, the new European border control agency will have greater powers than FRONTEX
The European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos will present his proposal on...

Search and rescue operation off the coast of Farmakonisi continues

About 8 people are still reportedly missing at sea, while 26 refugees were rescued on Wednesday Thursday, December 10, 2015
Four bodies were recovered off the northeast coast of Farmakonisi on Thursday morning, as the search and rescue operation for...

Greece setting terms for Frontex support as the European debate continues

Alt. Minister of Migration: "We want Frontex, but it must operate under our police force"
With the European Commission intending to present a series of proposals to increase the operational role of Frontex in the...
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