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Mouzalas hails Evacuation of Elliniko, Says Refugees will Live with Dignity

Greek Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas hailed the operation to evacuate the makeshift refugee camp in Elliniko in southern Athens on Friday, saying it was a joint effort of relevant bodies conducted over a period of three months. “Today is a...

Greek Police Evacuate Makeshift Migrant Camp at Former Athens Airport

A police operation to evacuate the makeshift migrant camp in the area and buildings of the former Athens airport in Elliniko started at 6:30 am on Friday. The migrants will be transferred to new accommodation structures. During the previous days,...

Amnesty International Urges Greek Authorities to Provide Safe Housing to Elliniko’s Refugees

Greek authorities must ensure that refugees and migrants expected to start being evacuated from three Elliniko camps on Tuesday, are provided with safe, adequate, alternative housing, Amnesty International said in a press release on Monday. “Whilst no one will mourn...

Culture Minister Takes Back Obstacles on Former Athens Airport Investment

Greece's Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou took back an obstacle she had put forth herself in the investment of the former Athens airport at Elliniko, claiming that three buildings are of cultural value and should be preserved. The Ministry of Culture...

Amnesty International Condemns Living Conditions in Migrant Camps in Greece

Amnesty International has condemned the living conditions of one thousand refugees and migrants camping at former Athens airport at Elliniko. According to the organization, women and underage girls are at a constant risk of sexual and verbal abuse, making it all...

Privatization of Former Athens Airport will Go Ahead Despite Delays

The privatization of the former Athens airport at seaside Elliniko area will go ahead despite delays, the executive director of Greece's privatization fund told Reuters. The head of the Hellenic Republic Assets Development Fund (HRADF) Lila Tsitsogiannopoulou spoke to Reuters...

Syriza Undermines Greece's Biggest Development Project (video)

Syriza lawmakers continue to block the biggest development project at former Athens airport at Ellinikon, which would open 10,000 jobs immediately and 40,000 in the long run while 7 billion euros would be invested. This is further proof that...

Refugees Block Migration Min Mouzalas From Entering Elliniko Hotspot

Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas was confronted on Monday by protesting migrants during his visit to the Elliniko Refugee Center, South of Athens. The migrants, protesting against the poor conditions at the reception center, blockaded the entrance of the site...

Government Approves Casino Permit for Elliniko Park

As soon as the details are finalized for the privatization of the former Elliniko international airport site, Greeks can expect to see construction commence. According to sources, the government has announced the approval of a casino permit, which is...

Parliament's Draft Budget Postpones Privatization Revenues Until 2017

Parliament tabled a draft budget for the major privatization projects on Monday, reasoning that the state will not be able to see substantial revenues into coffers until 2017 when they are completed. Privatization revenues from projects such as the regional...