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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-04-18

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] President of Serbia Nikolic visits Corfu
  • [02] About 500 refugees and migrants to be transferred from Piraeus to Skaramangas, Shipping Min Dritsas tells ANA-MPA

  • [01] President of Serbia Nikolic visits Corfu

    President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic, accompanied by ministers of the Serbian government and Serbia's ambassador to Greece, is paying an unofficial visit to Corfu.

    Nikolic is visiting Corfu on the occasion of a series of events for the 100th anniversary since the arrival of Serbian soldiers and citizens on the island during WWI.

    Upon his arrival, the Serbian president referred to the close friendship relations between his country and Greece and mostly with Corfu and reiterated Serbia's gratitude for the Greek people's support during the period of the Serbs refugeeism.

    Nikolic and his wife will attend a memorial service at Serbian World War I soldiers' mausoleum on Vido islet.

    [02] About 500 refugees and migrants to be transferred from Piraeus to Skaramangas, Shipping Min Dritsas tells ANA-MPA

    Approximately 500 migrants and refugees are expected to be transferred by bus from Piraeus port to Skaramangas hosting facility on Monday.

    "The accommodation centre at Skaramangas can accommodate approximately 2,500 people," Shipping Minister Thodoris Dritsas said to ANA-MPA adding that more refugees will be transferred in the following days.

    He added that voluntary organisations will provide assistance in these facilities and stressed that the government's aim is the immediate decongestion of Elliniko hosting center in the following days.

    Moreover, he said that refugees who cannot be accommodated at Skaramangas will be sent to other facilities that are being prepared.


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