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Joanna Kakissis

Joanna Kakissis appears in the following:

In A Tiny German Town, Residents And Refugees Adapt

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Klosterheide, population 280, is hosting 60 refugees. Some locals are wary. "Those who don't try have no chance to correct their bad prejudices," says a local official who coordinates refugee housing.

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Merkel Stakes Her Career On Germany Welcoming Middle East Migrants

Monday, August 15, 2016

Chancellor Angela Merkel is standing by what she calls the historic task of making war refugees part of Germany. But fellow Germans are growing increasingly skeptical that this can be done.

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With Brexit, Greeks Worry About Europe's Future And Their Place In It

Thursday, July 07, 2016

A year ago, Greece accepted EU austerity and stayed in the bloc. Now Greeks fear Brexit may deal a fatal blow to Europe.

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Greece Moves Thousands Of Asylum-Seekers From Border Camp

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Greek police are evacuating thousands of asylum-seekers, who were hoping to make it to northern Europe, from a makeshift border camp. They will be bused to army-run camps across the country.

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Left-Leaning Candidate Narrowly Wins Austrian Presidential Election

Monday, May 23, 2016

An independent candidate narrowly defeated his far-right opponent in Austria's down to the wire presidential election Monday. The close vote betrays a deeply divided country that the new president has vowed to unite.

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Far-Right Candidate Loses Austrian Presidential Election

Monday, May 23, 2016

A far-right Austrian presidential candidate was narrowly defeated after an election that focused on the European migrant crisis.

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Absentee Ballots Likely To Decide Austria's Presidential Election

Monday, May 23, 2016

Election officials in Austria say mail-in ballots being counted on Monday will help to determine the race. The election could produce Austria's first far-right president since World War II.

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Austrian Far-Right Party Plays On Fear Of Criminal Migrants In Campaigns

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Voters in Austria choose a new president in an election Sunday. It could deliver the first significant victory for far-right, anti-migrant parties that have been growing in strength across Europe.

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In Austria's Jewish Community, Some Who Fear Muslims Are Drawn To The Far-Right

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Austria could elect the first head of state from a far right party on Sunday. Because of the party's Nazi ties in the past, this election holds special significance for Austria's Jews.

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Far-Right Candidate Tops First Round Of Austrian Presidential Elections

Friday, May 20, 2016

Voters in Austria totally rejected the mainstream parties in the first round of presidential elections, so the two candidates in Sunday's runoff are from the political fringe, including one from the far right.

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As Europe Closes Door To Refugees, Tough Choices For 2 Fathers

Monday, May 02, 2016

Thousands are stranded in Greece, on what they'd hoped would be the road to a new life. "I cannot provide for my family," says one father of young children.

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Pope And Patriarch Make A Rare Show Of Unity In Greece

Monday, April 18, 2016

The leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches called on Europe to show greater compassion for migrants, a move widely welcomed by migrants as well as residents on the Greek island of Lesbos.

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For These Greek Grandmas, Helping Migrants Brings Back Their Own Past

Friday, April 15, 2016

The women, now in their 80s, say they live on Lesbos because their parents came to the island as refugees a century ago. Pope Francis will highlight the plight of all migrants on a visit Saturday.

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Pope Francis May Travel To Greek Island To Highlight Plight Of Refugees

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The European Union is deporting asylum-seekers — escorting them by ferry from Greek islands to Turkey. The deportations are part of an EU deal with Turkey to deter migrants from coming to Europe.

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Greece Begins Migrant Deportations Under EU-Turkey Deal

Monday, April 04, 2016

Greece has begun deporting asylum seekers to Turkey, under the terms of a European Union deal with the Turkish government. About 200 people were deported from two Greek islands Monday morning.

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Greek Authorities Begin Deporting Migrants To Turkey

Monday, April 04, 2016

The flow of migrants into Europe, more than a million in the past year, is reversing. Under a deal with the Europe Union and Turkey, Greece began mandatory returns of refugees who crossed from Turkey.

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Asylum-Seekers Stuck At Greece-Macedonia Border Angered By Their Plight

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thousands are still living in appalling conditions hoping the border will open and they will be allowed to head to northern Europe, but it's become increasingly clear that's not going to happen.

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How A High-Tech Buoy Named Emily Could Save Migrants Off Greece

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Emily is about 4 feet long, weighs 25 pounds and looks like a cylinder wrapped in an orange-red life jacket. First responders in Greece are beginning to use the remote-controlled lifesaving device.

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New Robot System Helps Migrants Cross The Mediterranean Safely

Monday, March 21, 2016

Engineers are testing a new robot rescue system in the Greek islands, hoping it will be able to save some refugees while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece.

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New EU Rules Kick In But For Migrants In Lesbos, Future Uncertain

Monday, March 21, 2016

New rules went into effect this weekend which bar migrants arriving by sea from Turkey from entering the European Union. On the Greek island of Lesbos — one of the main entry points — migrants are fearful of what comes next for them.

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