Another 147 Refugees Leave Greece for Relocation to Germany

LESBOS, Greece — Another 147 migrants granted refugee status left Mitilini on Wednesday for Hanover and relocation in Germany, as part of an agreement between the two EU countries.

Wednesday's is the fifth transfer of migrants from Mitilini in the framework of relocation plans implemented by the Migration & Asylum Ministry, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration and funding from the European Commission. The agreement between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel foresees the relocation of 1,553 refugees in total.

The next transfer to Germany is scheduled on March 24.


ATHENS - Constant assertions that Greece is pushing back refugees and migrants at sea trying to reach Greek islands, and on land borders were repeated by Turkey’s Coast Guard which said it had saved 36 people it said were repelled by Greece.

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OCEAN, NJ – Rafaella Lambrinos, whose family is from Karpathos originally, spoke with The National Herald about the Adopt a Yiayia and Pappou program she founded at St George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean, NJ, which connects youth and seniors from her church community through weekly phone conversations.


NEW YORK – Greek-American Trevor Zegras, forward for the Anaheim Ducks is set to play in his first NHL game in New York City against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, March 15, 7 PM.

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WASHINGTON, DC – AHEPA deeply mourns the passing of Past Supreme President and co-founder of AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC) Nick Smyrnis.


1 Killed, 8 Hurt as Suspected Gas Explosion Hits Bronx Home

NEW YORK — A suspected gas explosion partially collapsed a home in the Bronx, setting the structure ablaze and killing a woman and injuring eight other people, including five police officers, officials said.

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