A Lesson in Immigration Policy from the Cradle of Democracy
Of all the ancient Greek cities, Athens was the most prominent. It was there that the main thinkers, philosophers, and authors who contributed to the development of Western culture as we know it today lived and worked. By Alastair Blanshard Those...
Mayors of Greek Islands Call for Changes to EU Migration Pact
The mayors of the three Greek islands which have borne the worst of the migration crisis asked for an amendment to the new EU migration pact.
Greek Immigration Minister Says Left Waging War Against FRONTEX
Greek Immigration Minister Mitarakis recalled that one year ago Greece protected the EU from a breach of the border using FRONTEX troops.
Greece, Fellow Mediterranean Nations Sign New Migration Memorandum
The leaders of four Mediterranean nations who are the most affected by illegal immigration sent a joint memorandum regarding the European Union's new migration rulebook to the EU on Wednesday. The nations of Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta together signed...
Greek Migration Minister Stopped from Entering Moria Camp on Lesvos Due to Unrest
According to local Greek media reports, Greece's Alternate Migration Minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos, accompanied by Armin Laschet, the state premier of Germany's West Rhine-Westphalia region, was stopped from entering the Moria refugee camp on Tuesday due to unrest at the facility. The German...
Greece and UK Sign Important Agreement on Controlling Irregular Migration
Greece and the United Kingdom signed a bilateral agreement on Wednesday in which the two countries pledge to significantly increase their cooperation to limit irregular entries of migrants to Greece. The UK shows a particular interest on the matter since...
Thousands of Swallows and Other Birds Die in Greece After Migration
Wildlife groups in Greece say that thousands of swallows and other migratory birds have died in Greece in the last few weeks, unable to recover from the exhausting journey from Africa, made even worse this year due to the...
Greece Re-creates Ministry of Migration in Apparent Policy U-Turn
The Greek government on Wednesday announced the creation of a new Ministry of Migration and Asylum as part of efforts to accelerate its policy implementation in that area. The new ministry will be led by Notis Mitarakis, who had until...
UN High Commissioner Warns Greece Could Face ''Dramatic Consequences'' on Migration
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Thursday that Greece could face ''dramatic consequences'' due to the refugee and migrant crisis. Grandi spoke during a joint meeting of the Committees on National Defense and Foreign Affairs along with...
Greece and Italy Make Joint Demand for EU-Wide Solution of Migration Issue
The nations of Greece and Italy made a joint request on Wednesday for a European-Union-wide solution to the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis which the two nations have faced for some time. Following a meeting held between Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe...
Next EU Commission VP Schinas Declares Brussels' Main Priority is Migration
Margaritis Schinas, the next Vice President of the European Commission, said on Thursday that a new, integrated, coherent and sustainable European policy on handling refugees and migrants will be the main priority for the von der Leyen administration. The VP...
Aegean Migration Spikes; 116 People Rescued on Tuesday Morning Alone
The Greek Coast Guard intervened in three separate incidents involving migrants and refugees in the Aegean Sea in the early hours of Tuesday, rescuing a total of 116 individuals. In the first case, a Coast Guard patrol vessel located a...
Greek PM Requests More NATO Ships for Aegean Migration Patrols
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday called on NATO to increase its naval patrols in the Aegean after the recent threat by Turkey to allow millions of additional migrants to cross into Greece. "I asked the Secretary General and...
Survey Shows Greeks Favorable Toward Refugees; Hostile Against Economic Migration
According to a recent study conducted in four EU member states, Greeks have strong feelings in favor of refugees, but at the same time have strongly negative views toward migration as a whole. More specifically, according to the survey, a...
Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria Urge EU to Help in Growing Migration Crisis
Greece, Cyprus, and Bulgaria, the three EU member states closest to Turkey, are expected demand a response regarding the ongoing migration crisis at the EU summit of ministers of justice and home affairs on Tuesday. Athens, Nicosia, and Sofia decided...