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Disinfection of Romani settlements in Greece to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (2020) (PHOTO:  Roma Civil Monitor)
Disinfection of Romani settlements in Greece to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (2020) (PHOTO: Roma Civil Monitor)

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Greece: Man shoots dead 13-year-old Romani girl, allegedly over argument with her father

15.6.2018 17:13 A 34-year-old man shot dead a Romani girl in a settlement near Amfissa, Greece at the beginning of this month. On 4 June the gunman drove a truck into the settlement and fired his weapon.  full story

Greece: Criminal Investigation into Attacks on Romani Community in Menidi Begins

23.6.2017 14:36 International and national NGOs in Greece are calling for a full investigation into the attacks on the Roma community that erupted in response to the death on 8 June of an 11-year-old-boy in the town of Menidi, according to the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC). A criminal investigation into the riots was launched as of 20 June, but suspects have yet to be arrested.

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videoGreece: Non-Romani residents attack Romani ones after Romani man accused in shooting death

13.6.2017 21:40 Greek media are reporting that the Roma community of Menidi has been targeted with violence in response to the death of an 11-year-old non-Romani boy there. A Romani man has been accused of causing the shooting death of the boy on Thursday, June 8, when a stray bullet struck his head during an end of school celebration.  full story

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Czech Republic to receive 10 refugees from camps in Greece and as many as 80 Syrians from camps in Turkey

28.7.2016 21:57 The Czech Republic will be receiving 10 refugees from camps in Greece on the basis of the redistribution quotas approved by the European Union last year. Three of the families from there have already undergone a security clearance.  full story

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Some charges dropped against Romani couple in Greece who cared for Romani child from Bulgaria

12.11.2015 20:08 The Greek wire service Athens News Agency (ANA) reports that a Greek court has dropped charges of abduction against the Romani couple who were discovered in 2013 to be caring for a blonde Romani girl named Maria. Christos Salis and his wife, Eleftheria Dimopoulou, are still being prosecuted for deceiving the authorities by asserting she was their daughter.  full story

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EU interior ministers offer 8 000 fewer places than needed for refugee redistribution

20.7.2015 23:32 EU-28 interior ministers did not manage to fully agree today on the redistribution of 40 000 asylum seekers currently located in Greece and Italy. Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said the EU-28 states have offered to redistribute only 32 000 people during the next two years.  full story

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Greece needs urgent aid with refugees at risk of going hungry in camps

11.7.2015 19:12 Greece needs urgent aid with the influx of thousands of immigrants and refugees who are sailing into the country every day, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The agency has called on the European Union to aid the country before the humanitarian situation deteriorates further there.  full story

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Greece: Trial of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party postponed until May

20.4.2015 17:23 Agence France-Presse reports that the trial of 69 members of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn was postponed until 7 May two hours after it began today. The postponement was for procedural reasons, as one of the defendants did not have a lawyer.  full story

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Greece: Influx of illegal immigrants has risen sharply this year

Athens, 13.4.2015 20:02, (ROMEA) The number of illegal immigrants arriving in Greece during the first quarter of 2015 has tripled compared to the same period last year. Agence France-Presse reports that the Greek Coast Guard announced the findings last Thursday.  full story

Athens Prefect on Votanikos Roma settlements: “This wretched situation honors no one”

Athens, 6.2.2007 18:33, (GHM) Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) congratulates the Athens Prefect Yannis Sgouros for his initiative to become the first Greek state high-ranking official to visit, on 30 Jnauary 2007, the Roma settlements in the Athesn area of Votanikos so as to raise awareness of the prevailing wretched situation and to contribute to the handling of the problem. His press release and pictures say it all.  full story




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