Greek officials say housing must be secured for other vulnerable asylum seekers on the islands, many of whom "sleep under trees", giving the excuse to moving more than 11,200 people out of flats, hotels and camps on the mainland.
The swearing-in ceremony for Katerina Sakellaropoulou took place in an almost empty parliament, as part of measures taken to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
It was the second fire at an installation built for migrants, after a reception centre was burned down by unknown perpetrators last Monday.
Migrants see Greece as a transit gateway country. If they stay, it’s only for a lack of options or because the EU has yet to take responsibility in a tragic episode of global upheaval.
Some hoping to reunite with their relatives, some dreaming of well-paying jobs, each Syrian refugee TRT World spoke with at the Turkish-Greek border has a reason to take refuge in Europe.
Greek police fired teargas toward migrants who were demanding entry as a crisis over Syria abruptly moved onto the European Union's doorstep.
Greece has a historically low number of women in senior positions in politics. In the current Greek Cabinet, all but one of the 18 senior positions are held by men.
Warlord Khalifa Haftar's meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday has raised eyebrows in Ankara, with many experts arguing that Mitsotakis wants Haftar to make any peace deal conditional to his own demands.
Warlord Khalifa Haftar's visit comes as world powers step up efforts for a lasting ceasefire, nine months after Haftar's militia launched an assault on the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Leaders of Greece, Israel, and the Greek Cypriot administration sign accord to carry gas from eastern Mediterranean to Europe, a plan Turkey says is bound to fail.
Three existing amps are to be closed, on the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos, currently housing over 27,000 people under terrible conditions which have been repeatedly castigated by rights groups. They have a nominal capacity of just 4,500.
Around 230 people, including 70 children, have been removed and taken to the police headquarters for identification, Athens municipal radio reports.
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