Papariga Says Xenios Zeus Immigrant Sweep "Inhuman"
ATHENS - Greek Communist Party Aleka Papariga has denounced the roundup of 6,000 immigrants, under the code name Xenios Zeus, as inhuman and violating their human rights. Papariga stated that, “The Greek police forces are hiding an alternative reality...
Illegals Desperate to Return Home, Says IOM
The Greek office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is struggling to handle a barrage of applications from undocumented immigrants who want to be included in its repatriation scheme, with 6,000 requests lodged so far this year --...
Finnish Greeks Compare Greece to Finland: ‘It is Better in the North’
While crisis makes the situation in Greece even worse, more and more young Greeks pack their suitcases and head for other European or non-states, in order to search for a job. Greeks in Finland comment on the current situation in...
Amnesty Protests Greek Plan To Round Up Migrants, Asylum-seekers
Amnesty International has described as "deeply alarming" the Greek government's move to round up and detain irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including those suspected of carrying infectious diseases such as HIV. Those considered vulnerable to such diseases, based on their country...
Greek Crisis-hit Donkeys Immigrate to the UK For a Better Life
Like thousands of his compatriots, Christoforos, was forced to immigrate and move to the UK for a better[...]
Destination Nowhere Part III: Athens
Athens has become a kind of purgatory for migrants entering Europe – a cramped, violent and sweltering waiting room that one may never get to leave.
Destination Nowhere Part II: Evros
9SIbeSkJNNM From the migrant exit point in Igoumenitsa, I made my way to Evros, the largest entry point for illegal immigration into Greece. I drove ten hours along the newly constructed Egnatia highway to Orestiada, a border town in the...
Destination Nowhere: Igoumenitsa
Igoumenitsa was the first stop on our journey to explore Greece’s migration situation. The town has become a hotspot for migrants, who have set-up camps on the mountainside next to the port.
Immigration, Financial Crisis Threaten Border-Free Europe
As Europe scrambles to contain the financial crisis in the eurozone, another effort to deepen European unity is also being challenged, the Schengen passport-free travel zone. Immigration, lax controls, corruption and sovereignty worries are undermining dreams of border-free travel. Europeans now...
Destination Nowhere: A Special Series on Greece's Immigration Problem
Few recent immigrants intend to stay in Greece but most are trapped in the country either due to a lack of money or because of the difficulty in reaching other European destinations.