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FYROM Seals Off Its Borders to Afghan Migrants

The government of FYROM has sealed off its southern borders to Greece to Afghan migrants, allowing only Iraqis and Syrians to get through. FYROM government officials said they were forced to take this decision because of similar restrictions by their...

Greece Pushes for Common Migration Policy

Greece is well aware that some European countries do not view a common migration policy as an immediate priority,  which is why the country will push for the implementation of a single asylum system and a more coordinated management...

Samaras' Initiative Regarding Illegal Migration

Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras is trying to handle the issue of illegal immigration, since Greece is going to undertake the EU Presidency in January, 2014. In particular, Samaras is planned to visit Malta and Italy on the 21st of October, where...

About 1.5 Million Immigrants Live in Greece

Greek Interior Minister Evripidis Stylianidis stated that figures for legal and illegal immigrants in Greece range between 1,300,000 and 1,500,000 people. He participated in the one-day-lecture entitled "Dual Challenge: Financial Crisis and Immigration" which was held by the Constantinos Karamanlis...

President of French Office for Immigration Supports Wall Construction at Greek-Turkish Borders

The new president of the French Office for Immigration, Arno Klarsfeld, said during a TV interview that the EU should show "common sense" and proceed with the construction of 130-kilometre long wall at the Greek-Turkish borders. Klarsfeld compared the wall...