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Child migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos. © IOM Amanda Nero 2015
December 1, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Children make up at least one in five of the 870 000 refugees and migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea so far in 2015, according to the International Organization […]

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Migrant arrivals in Europe in 2015 approach 900 000 mark

November 27, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

The number of migrants, including refugees, that have arrived in Europe by land and sea since the beginning of 2015 is more than 898 000, according to ...

Croatian police guard a camp near the border they say will house refugees for a day or two before they are transferred to the border with Hungary Opatovac Croatia

European leaders on refugee route pledge co-operation

November 26, 2015, by VOANews

Southeast and central European leaders have pledged closer cooperation on combating terrorism and dealing with the regional refugee crisis that has ov ...

Syrian refugee Mohamed his wife Fatima and their two babies wait in Serbia to cross into Croatia Photo UNHCR Mark Henley

UN Secretary-General: New European border restrictions on refugees, migrants violate human rights

November 25, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned Balkan states that border restrictions based on a refugee’s or migrant’s nationality infri ...

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    Opinion: Looking away from the Greece-Macedonia border
    November 24, 2015, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    Following the reprehensible terror attacks in Paris, politicians and the media have understandably concentrated on the security situation, the hunt for perpetrators and the fight against “Islamic State.” However, refugees [&hell ...

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    Chief prosecutors of Bulgaria, Greece sign co-operation agreement
    November 23, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgarian Prosecutor-General Sotir Tsatsarov and Efterpi Koutzamani, Prosecutor General at the Supreme Court of Greece, signed a memorandum of understanding on November 23 on matters including extradition and mutual legal assistance in ...

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    Greek jihadist arrested in Turkey
    November 20, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    A 40-year-old Greek Muslim from Thrace was arrested by the Turkish authorities and deported to Greece, where he was delivered to the authorities. According to information from sources in the […]