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Greek Deputy Migration Minister: Citizenship Granting Bill for Second Generation Migrants to be Tabled First

Greece’s Deputy Migration Policy Minister Tasia Christodoulopoulou, in an interview with Athens-Macedonian News Agency, declared that her first bill to be tabled in the Greek Parliament will be the one regarding granting citizenship to second generation migrants. As she said, the bill is...

Greek Migration Minister: Citizenship to All Children Born in Greece

Greece's newly appointed Alternate Minister of Migration Policy Tasia Christodoulopoulou introduced the Ministry's initiative policies regarding migration. Among others, the program includes granting Greek citizenship to second generation migrants who were born and raised in Greece, as well as...

Evacuation of Three Squats in Patras

On August 5, at 7.30 in the morning, a police operation evacuated three squats in Patras; the Maragopoulio squat, the Parartima squat and the squat at a building of the Technical University. During the operation, the police arrested five people...

Xenios Zeus Fills Detention Centers

A year after beginning the ironically-named Xenios Zeus (Hospitality) program to round up illegal immigrants and then deport them, Greece's detention centers are full of them and there's no room for more, police and immigration officials said. Police are now...

Fewer Illegal Immigrants Cross The Evros

An ongoing government sweep to round up illegal immigrants, Operation Xenios Zeus, has also deterred them from trying to enter Greece across the Evros River on the Turkish border, Greek police said. The influx in the region has been reduced...

Korean Tourist Says Greek Police Beat Him

South Korean back packer Hyun Young Jung, who had been traveling through Europe for more than a year before reaching Greece, has claimed he was assaulted by police, then handcuffed and taken to a police station where he was again...

The 12 Events That Bent Greece In 2012

The world was supposed to end in 2012 – on Dec. 21 for you Mayan calendar believers and doomsday cultists – and for many Greeks it seemed like it did. Like the Flogging Molly song, it was the worst...

Immigrants Riot in Greek Detention Protest

As Greece resumed its round up of people suspected of being unlawful immigrants, some 400 who were already in detention in a center in Komotini in northeastern Greece took their mattresses out and set them on fire to protest...

Greece Says It Will "Crush" Golden Dawn Raid Brigades

Greek Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias, exasperated at violent attacks against police by the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, and growing assaults against immigrants, said he’s going to crack down on the group. Golden Dawn supporters, clad in the party’s...

Golden Dawn Office Firebombed in Athens After Iraqi's Murder

Greek authorities say arsonists firebombed an office of the far-right political party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) in the area of Pagkrati, Athens, a day after the brutal murder of a 19-year-old Iraqi immigrant on Aug. 13. Witnesses said he...