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Asylum Seeker Rejected in Germany to be Returned to Greece

The first migrant whose refugee application was rejected by Germany will be returned to Greece by the end of October, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reports. The applicant; a third-country national, had received a visa to travel to Greece and then...

Controversial Bill on Higher Education Clears Greek Parliament

One member of Greece’s parliamentary majority voted against the controversial bill on Higher Education that was approved in the House on Wednesday. Dimitris Kammenos, MP for junior government partner Independent Greeks party (ANEL), voted against Article 3 of the bill,...

Twelve Syrian Refugees in Moria Enter Third Day of Hunger Strike Over Asylum Delays

Twelve Syrian refugees living in Moria’s identification center on Lesvos were on a hunger strike for the third day on Sunday, protesting the slow pace of asylum procedures. The men, of Kurdish descent, were sitting outside the asylum services offices,...

Migration Min Mouzalas Praises the Work of Asylum Service

Nearly 12,000 relocations have already been carried out in EU countries, while another 2,500 relocations will be held in the next period, Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said on Friday in Parliament. "The system has become more efficient," Mouzalas underlined...

Greek Appeals Court to Re-examine Turkey's New Extradition Request for Eight Turkish Officers

A Greek appeals court will discuss for the second time an extradition request by Turkey for eight Turkish army officials who fled to Greece after the failed coup attempt in the neighboring country in July 2016. Last January, the Supreme...

About 10,000 Asylum Seekers will Remain in Greece, Says Head of Asylum Service

About 10,000 asylum seekers, mainly Afghanis, will remain in Greece, the Director of the country’s asylum service Maria Stavropoulou said on Monday, speaking on the sidelines of a conference in Athens titled, “Dimensions of the refugee issue and the...

Ten Syrians Returned to Turkey From Greece Under EU-Turkey Deal

Ten Syrians were returned to Adana, Turkey on a flight from Greece on Wednesday, in accordance with the EU-Turkey Statement on migration. The group included five men, one woman and four children. One individual in the group had been denied...

Greece Struggles to Absorb Funds Needed to Help Migrants and Refugees

Greece is struggling to make use of EU money for migrants and refugees after having absorbed just a fraction of the 509 million euros in funding for up to 2020. In comparison, Athens has used about 2 percent of 294.6...

Asylum Applications on Islands Can Delay by Up to Seven Months, Says Greek NGO

Difficult access and long delays in processing asylum applications are the main findings in a report released by Greek NGO “Aitima” on Tuesday, which monitors the asylum procedures at both the mainland and the islands. The NGO said it...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos Wants Common EU Asylum Policy

It is time to adopt a common and effective European policy on asylum, EU Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Thursday at the JHA Council, Luxembourg. Regarding the strengthening of the Common European Asylum System,...