Yiannis Mouzalas

Eight Politicians Who Marked the Tsipras Era in Greece

Ever since the administration of Alexis Tsipras resigned and called for early elections, now scheduled for July 7, Greece's Syriza and New Democracy Parties have been in a state of pre-election war with each other. The departing party claims that...

Migration to Greece 'Doubled' Since August 2017 Says Minister

A Greek cabinet minister has claimed migration flows into the country have doubled since August last year. Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said Greek islands can experience 160 to 180 arrivals a day when weather conditions are good. "This has again created...

Chios Residents Boo Greek Migration Minister (video)

    Greece’s Deputy Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas has faced boos and jeers from residents of Chios, angry over violent confrontations taking place at refugee centers on the Aegean island. Villagers from Chalkios and other towns held a protest at the island’s...

Greek Migration Minister: Serious Indications Turkish Asylum Seekers were Coup Plotters

"The appeal that I filed was because I would like to be certain that my country does not give asylum to coup plotters," said Greece's Deputy Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas on Tuesday. In an interview on Skai television aired late...

Moria Refugee Camp to Return to Normality in January, Vows Greece’s Migration Minister

The Greek Migration Minister, Yiannis Mouzalas, visited the refugee camp of Moria in Lesvos on Christmas Day, and vowed that the situation will improve by the end of January. Mouzalas said authorities were making huge efforts to improve conditions, while accusing...

Greece Admits that Migrants May Die in Moria Migrant Camp

Greek Minister for Migration Yiannis Mouzalas did not exclude the possibility of deaths at the migrant camps this coming winter. In an interview to German magazine Der Spiegel, Mouzalas was explicitly asked whether he can guarantee that nobody is going...

Greece's Migration Policy Minister Loses Race for EU Commissioner for Human Rights

Greek Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas is out of the race for the European Council's Commissioner for Human Rights, after coming fourth in Thursday's vote. Mouzalas received 21 votes, not enough to put him among the three candidates who will...

Lesvos and Chios Municipalities Turn Against Deputy Migration Minister

The Lesvos municipal council demands that Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas fulfills his commitments; while the Chios municipality prepares to proceed with legal actions against him over the migrant issue. More than 8,000 refugees and migrants are stranded in the...

PM Speaks with Afghan Family Amid Mounting Condemnation of Home Attack

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke on Friday with the mother of an 11-year-old Afghan boy whose house was pelted with stones by unknown assailants early this morning. The boy had been chosen by lot to be his school's flag-bearer in...

Greek Migration Minister: 4,000 Migrants Arrived in One Month

There is a significant increase in migratory inflow with 4,000 asylum seekers arriving in one month, said Greece's Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas on Wednesday. Mouzalas spoke in a press conference, admitting that the situation on Lesvos is bad, and...