A view of the new multi-purpose reception and identification migrant centre which is on the eastern Aegean island of Samos, Greece.
(AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
Borders continue to be the setting of various migration management experiments at the expense of people’s rights.
Graffiti in Ano Pafos, Cyprus, reads ‘punishment for thieves ELAM’.
Greece has outlawed its most problematic far-right party, but its sister organisation is thriving in Cyprus.
It is easy to think that handwashing is accessible to all today, but COVID-19 calls attention to communities both within Canada and around the globe where clean water is not a given.
Why is socio-economic inequality so threatening to complex societies and how can archaeology inform public policies for mitigating it?
Google mobility data shows people staying home less and visiting shops more than they were last spring.
Refugees waiting in line to register for the Moira refugee camp in Greece that burned down in 2020.
As governments use the pandemic as an excuse to double-down on border closures, refugees are losing vital protection
The Caban Coch dam, in Wales’ Elan Valley, is just one of the estimated 1.2 million river barriers in Europe.
New research published in the journal Nature reveals that more than 1.2 million flow barriers exist on European rivers and that approximately 10% are obsolete.
The leader of far-right Golden Dawn Party Nikos Michaloliakos, pictured in 2014 at the start of a lengthy trial,
Members of the far-right group have been found guilty of crimes including racketeering and murder.
Protesters demand rights and housing for refugees and migrants in Greece.
Photo by ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP
Official policies at the international level and within host countries do not adequately address the challenges posed by forced displacement across the world
Lesbos in state of emergency after fires at the Moria camp.
After fire destroyed a migrant reception centre on the Greek island of Lesbos, the EU needs a more welcoming approach to asylum.
A joint Greek-US military exercise gets under way near Crete.
EPA/Greek National Defense Ministry
Adding the eastern Mediterranean into the mix complicates matters, though. The two sides appear to have opened Pandora’s box.
Turkey’s Oruç Reis vessel has been carrying out seismic work in contested waters.
With France on manoeuvres and Germany struggling to play peacemaker, Turkish-Greek relations are close to 1974 lows.
Melbourne isn’t the only place suffering under a second lockdown. It’s happening across the world as the virus surges in countries that were initially successful in flattening the curve.
European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel at the latest leaders’ summit.
Another EU leaders’ meeting, another humdrum announcement afterwards.
EPA/ Yannis Kolesidis
After a decade of crisis in the healthcare system, it has been a surprise to see such a low death rate during the pandemic.
The Mória refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece.
The health crisis is pushing governments to try to control the movement of people, but migrants continue to arrive in EU reception centres, which are currently experiencing a crisis of tragic proportions.
Residents of the village of Thermi on Lesvos prevent the disembarkation of a boat of refugees and migrants in early March.
Five years ago, communities in Italy and Greece volunteered to help migrants and refugees. Now that solidarity has disappeared. Why?
Greek police clash with migrants at the border with Turkey in Kastanies.
The Aegean has long been a place of overlapping migration. Now it is facing a new crisis.
Jewish youth on a sailboat in Salonika harbor, 1929,
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Gabriel Albocher
Vital Hasson was born into the Jewish community of Salonica, Greece, a cultural capital of the Sephardic world. After World War II, he was executed for helping the Nazis destroy that community.
SOS Mediterranee team members from the humanitarian ship Ocean Viking approach a boat in distress with 30 people on board in the waters off Libya on Nov. 20, 2019.
(Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF via AP)
The EU’s proposals for relocating migrants is inefficient in measuring whether member states actually have the economic capacity to welcome asylum-seekers.
Xi Jingping with Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos in Athens.
Where else were all those hard-headed refusals to make things easier for the eurozone strugglers going to lead?