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Greece Plans Migrant Regularization Program to Combat Labor Shortages

In response to severe labor shortages, Greece is unveiling an ambitious program for a migrant regularization program. Despite a recent surge in illegal arrivals, Dimitris Kairidis, Greece's Minister for Migration, announced the initiative aimed at approximately 300,000 undocumented migrants or...

EU Border Agency to Reduce Presence in Greece Amid Abuse Probe

Frontex, the EU border agency, may redirect some of its resources based in Greece to other regions where demand may be higher. Concurrently, in response to alleged abuses revealed through video evidence obtained by The New York Times, there is...

Angelina Jolie Comments on Greece’s Migrant Boat Disaster

Angelina Jolie has weighed in on the migrant boat disaster that occurred in the waters off Greece on Wednesday. The boat was carrying approximately 750 people and capsized in a deep part of the Mediterranean Sea. 78 deaths have...

At Least 3 Dead as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Mykonos, Greece

At least three people – two women and one man – drowned after a migrant boat capsized off the coast of Mykonos, Greece on Friday. After the incident, coast guard officers had observed two migrants swimming near the shores of...

EU Calls for Inquiry Into Greece’s Expulsion of Migrants

The EU has called on Greece to open an independent inquiry into video footage that emerged purportedly showing the forced expulsion of migrants at sea from Greek territory. The video footage was captured by an Austrian activist on the Greek...

Meet the Congolese Refugee Turned Businessman in Greece

Julien Makalou, a refugee from Congo, overcame several hardships to build a successful new life in Greece. Makalou, who was forced to flee from his home by political turmoil and persecution, is now the owner of a business based in...

EU Calls for Investigation into Alleged Migrant Pushbacks by Greece

The EU executive called on Wednesday for an investigation into alleged migrant pushbacks by Greece, which Athens is flatly denying. The announcement follows reports in the German media outlets Der Spiegel and ARD, according to which some of these operations...

EU’s Double Standards on Migrant Crisis in Greece and Lithuania

Greece and Lithuania are looking for ways to curb the flow of migrants from Turkey and Belarus. However, just because the situations are similar, does not mean the EU has dealt with them the same. This piece compares the...

Greece Criticized on Migrant Policy in US State Department Report

The US State Department’s annual report on human rights has criticized Greece over its treatment of migrants and asylum seekers.