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Asylum seekers sit amid the debris after the fire in the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

The overnight fire that destroyed the refugee camp at Moria on Lesbos was a disaster waiting to happen. Long-term overcrowding and an outbreak of Covi(...)

A man holds a newborn baby as migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine arrive on a dinghy after crossing part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Lesbos. Photograph: Elias Marcou

Asylum seekers arriving in Greece have “little chance of a fair asylum procedure” and risk being deported straight back to Turkey, it has been claimed(...)

The alleys in the old town of Corfu. Ireland has been in a grey area as far as eligibility to travel to Greece is concerned. Photograph:  Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images

There should be three channels for arrivals at Greek airports: black, white and grey. Irish arrivals should join the grey queue. As Greece opens its (...)

People enjoy a sunny day on the beach in Tuscany’s Castiglione della Pescaia in Italy. The country’s international borders are due to open to tourists  on June 3rd. Photograph: Jennifer Lorenzini/LaPresse via AP

With the summer almost upon us, holiday plans are coming ever more sharply into focus. With Ireland’s phased exit from lockdown unlikely to give the g(...)

A girl wears a protective face mask at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants next to the Moria camp, during a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Photograph: Elias Marcou/Reuters

Although to date there been few reports of significant coronavirus clusters in overcrowded refugee camps, whether in huge camps like Cox’s Bazar in Ba(...)

Migrants run from riot police after being pushed to go back to Moria camp from the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Greek and Turkish riot police deployed on their shared border fired tear gas on Wednesday as hundreds of migrants tried again to cross into Greece, a(...)

A temporary camp for refugees and migrants next to the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos. Photograph: Elias Marcou/Reuters

“A country with a rather poor tradition in crisis management and faced with a demographic crisis, tough economic obligations, chronic failures of the (...)

Banks in Greece hold about €75 billion in soured debt. Photograph: iStock

Greece plans to provide as much as €9 billion in state guarantees to help its banks reduce a mountain of soured debt weighing on their balance sheets,(...)

Khosbou (7), from Afghanistan, sits at her family’s tent at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants next to the formal camp, over the town of Vathy on the island of Samos, Greece, on June 25th. Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters

Set against a benchmark of the abuse of asylum seekers and migrants along the US/Mexico border, it would be easy to be complacent about the way people(...)

John Hourican, CEO of Bank of Cyprus, photographed in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

John Hourican, the Irish banker hired in late 2013 to help stabilise a lender at the epicentre of Cyprus’s financial crisis, had barely waded through (...)

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