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EIB Backs Greece With €200m in Aid for Refugee Strain

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will extend 200 million euros of immediate aid to Greece for migration response.

DiaNEOsis Study Reveals Refugees’ Experience of Greece

A new study carried out by research institute diaNEOsis looks into how immigrants and refugees see Greece.

North Aegean Islands to Hold General Strike Over Refugee Crisis

North Aegean island authorities announced a general strike for 22 January, in protest to the refugee crisis which has impacted local communities and strained resources.

Greek Authorities at a Loss Over Refugee Crisis

Municipal authorities on the Aegean islands impacted by the increasing influx of refugees are calling on the government to take immediate action.

Greek Hotels are Facing Three Challenges

The Thomas Cook collapse, the migrant crisis and the lack of infrastructure, are the three challenges Greek hotels are up against, says Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

European Court of Auditors Looks into EU Migration Management

The European Court of Auditors plans to examine whether EU-designed asylum and return procedures in Greece and Italy are effective and swift.

EU Extends Extra Emergency Aid to Greece, Spain for Refugees

The European Commission has announced that Greece and Spain will get an additional 45.6 million euros in emergency aid in order to address refugee flows.

Shipping, Tourism Ministers Meet to Discuss Refugee-hit Island Promotion

Boosting coastal ferry and airline services were among the priorities set by the tourism and shipping ministries during a recent joint meeting.

Greek Island Mayors Facing Refugee Inflows Call on PM to Take Action

The mayors of five Greek islands subjected to massive inflows of refugees urged Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to take immediate action.

S. Aegean Governor Calls for Pilot Visa Plan to ‘Save’ Refugee-hit Isles

South Aegean Region Governor George Hadjimarkos has called for a pilot visa scheme that will allow residents from Iran, Russia and Turkey to travel to the Eastern Aegean islands.

Greece’s Refugee-flooded Island Mayors Call for Help

Mayors of Greek islands bearing the brunt of the ongoing refugee crisis, accompanied the EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, on his recent visit to Lesvos.

Lesvos Hotels to Put Up Refugees Stuck in Snow

Hotels on the Greek island of Lesvos will be putting up refugees including pregnant women, seniors and children who have been living in summer tents under sub-zero temperatures and snow.

Migrant Influx Crushes Greek Island Tourism Hopes

The North Aegean islands bearing the brunt of the refugee crisis for over a year now are seeing their tourism industry crumble as hopes of any improvement are gradually dying out.

Athens Mayor Presents ‘Solidarity Cities’ in Response to Refugee Crisis

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis presented the municipality’s “Solidarity Cities” initiative during the Eurocities Social Affairs Forum held in Athens this week.

Greek Berkeley Student Wins Oscar for Refugee Crisis Film

Daphne Matziaraki is one of 17 students to win during the 43rd Student Academy Awards competition in Los Angeles this week out of 1,749 submissions, joining the ranks of past winners Pete Docter, Spike Lee and Robert Zemeckis.

UN Chief to Visit Lesvos, Meet Refugees on June 18

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit the island of Lesvos in Greece next week to assess the refugee situation and to show his solidarity.

Greece May Face Schengen Suspension Due to Migrant Crisis

Greece has by mid-December to upgrade its refugee registering system and improve the conditions for migrants entering the country or it may have to face suspension from the Schengen passport-free zone for foot-dragging.