Refugees

Refugees in Greece's Lesbos left in the cold and rain

More than 6,000 people live in Moria, a closed refugee camp designed to fit only 2,000.

Refugees in Greece's Lesbos left in the cold and rain

Greece

Grandstanding 'derails' Greek-Turkish rapprochement

Landmark visit to be remembered for public spat between Erdogan and his Greek counterpart over 1923 Lausanne Treaty.

Grandstanding 'derails' Greek-Turkish rapprochement

Opinion

Turkey and Greece: old habits die hard

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's landmark visit to Greece has been mired in controversy from the get go.

Dimitar Bechev

by Dimitar Bechev

Dimitar Bechev

Refugees

Why refugees are occupying office of Greek ruling party

With the support of local anti-fascists, 34 refugees have taken over an office belonging to Greece's ruling party.

Refugees occupy Syriza party office in Lesbos

Politics

Turkey's Erdogan arrives in Greece for two-day visit

The trip, the first by a Turkish president since 1952, is aimed at boosting ties despite long-standing border disputes.

Turkey's Erdogan arrives in Greece for two-day visit

Human Rights

Clashes as Greeks mark 2008 police killing of teenager

Hundreds rally in Greek capital to commemorate the 2008 killing of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos.

Clashes as Greeks mark 2008 police killing of teenager

Politics

Turkey, Greece and the era of 'Cold Peace'

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's landmark trip to Greece aims at boosting dialogue between the two countries.

Turkey, Greece and the era of 'Cold Peace'

Greece

'This is a big prison': Refugees fear biting winter

Rights groups have warned of an impending humanitarian disaster as winter approaches and conditions decline in camps.

Refugees fear winter at cramped and decrepit Moria camp

Europe

Refugees face increasingly perilous journeys to Europe

Many land borders were closed when the EU and Turkey made a deal over migration last year, and efforts to circumvent the restrictions have made the refugees’ journeys much more perilous.

Europe

Desperate dreams: Refugees risk their lives to enter Italy

Refugees in Greece are attempting to find a secure hiding place aboard trucks, in the hopes of being driven onto one of the ferries bound for Italy.

Refugees

Refugees held at Lesbos resort to self-harm to 'leave the island'

A surge in refugees heading to Greece in the past three months is putting a strain on emergency facilities.

Greece

Lawyer punched by neo-Nazi renews support for migrants

Greece has seen a string of far-right attacks targeting political opponents and migrants in recent months.

Greek lawyer latest to be assaulted by far right

Greece

Greece's Lesbos: 'Guantanamo Bay of Europe' for refugees

Refugees stranded on the Greek island face a harsh winter, with conditions inside the main government-run camp barely meeting their basic needs.

Inside Story

How is the weapons trade regulated?

Controversy in Greece about a $79m arms deal to Saudi Arabia, which has been put on hold.

Europe

'From hell to hell': Sharp rise in refugee arrivals on Lesbos

The past few months have seen a sharp increase in refugees arriving on Lesbos by boat from Turkey. Over a million people have landed on the Greek island since 2015.