Latest News for: Lesbos holiday


Canary Islands struggle to cope with dramatic surge in migrants

The Irish Times 24 Nov 2020
On Monday, 170 migrants reached the islands, either of their own accord or having been picked up at sea by Spanish rescue services ... “Would you go on holiday to Lesbos or Moria?” asked Ana Oramas, a congresswoman for the Canaries Coalition party, who said that the crisis is hurting the islands’ status as a tourist hub ... Coastal controls ... .

EU border force 'complicit' in illegal campaign to stop refugees landing

The Observer 24 Oct 2020
During a recent visit by MEPs to the Greek island of Lesbos, one Greek MEP asked if Frontex officers were “enjoying their holidays in the Aegean” ... On a Greek national holiday in August, beachgoers in Lesbos reported watching a pushback incident when a boat of asylum seekers was the centre of a standoff between Greek and Turkish coastguards.
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