Despite repeated pleas by authorities from the Greek islands bearing the brunt of the ongoing migrant influx, the government is making plans to “decongest” facilities, improve existent centers or create new ones without however providing a specific time frame or locations.
The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), representing over 50,000 businesses, is calling on the government to reconsider a plan to construct so-called hotspots, or refugee registration centers, at major tourist locations across the country.
The Region of the South Aegean has announced that it will be a candidate for the "European Region of Gastronomy 2019" title, an important initiative that will highlight and give international visibility to the quality food offer of the Aegean islands.
The European Commission said on Wednesday, that Greece had made progress on the construction of the so-called hotspots or refugee reception centers, four of which opened this week on Lesvos, Chios, Samos and Leros.
Aiming to promote the Aegean islands to the promising market of Iran, the tourism department of the South Aegean Region will take part in a workshop during the Tehran International Tourism Exhibition (TITE) on February 16.
Five screening centers on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros, will be ready on February 15, to manage the registration procedure for the ever-growing number of refugees entering Europe through Greece, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told European...
The Greek government said on Sunday that it would move faster to complete five hotspots on the islands bearing the brunt of incoming refugees and two relocation camps on the mainland, with the defense ministry stepping in to ensure they are set up in two weeks’ time.
Five screening centers will be set up on Greek islands in efforts to manage the registration procedure for an ever-growing number of refugees entering the country, the government announced earlier this week.
Threats to drop Greece from the Schengen passport-free zone for failing to upgrade its refugee registering scheme and improve the conditions for incoming migrants seems to have shaken the Greek government, which has agreed to allow EU patrols to supervise migrant flows at its...