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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.

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.

European Commission Suggests Visa System Update in View of Refugee Flows

In view of increasing refugee flows, the European Commission is proposing an upgrade to its Visa Information System (VIS).

Turkey Says EU Deals Hinge on Visa-Free Travel

Turkey says all EU agreements, including the migrant deal to stem migrant flows from entering Europe via Greece, will be called off if Turkish citizens do not get visa-free travel.

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.

EU Migration Commissioner Avramopoulos: Turkey Making Progress

The European Union and Turkey are determined to work together to maintain the April agreement said EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos from Ankara on Thursday.

Lesvos Feels Brunt of Refugee Influx, Tourism Figures Nosedive

Lesvos sector professionals are seeing their efforts die out as the ongoing refugee influx has taken a toll on local tourism, with June figures down by 67.89 percent,

Greece: New Tourism Action Plan to Support Islands Struggling with Refugee Influx

Greece has announced a tourism action plan in view of the new season, which sets out a series of actions required in order to strengthen market share, secure revenue growth and assist the country's islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.