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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.

Greek Ministry Seeks Hotels, Apartments to Host Refugees

The Greek Citizen Protection Ministry has announced a tender for a housing program for refugees that involves renting out hotels or apartment complexes.

ECFR: Coalitions Needed to Address Climate Change, Security and Migration

Coalitions among EU lawmakers will be required to address urgent issues such as climate change and migration, a new ECFR report reveals.

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.

Sting Thanks Greece for Aiding Refugees while Others ‘Build Walls’

British singer-songwriter Sting praised Greece for setting the bright example and stepping up to support the thousands of migrants arriving in the country.

Greece Gets Ready for Turkish President Erdogan Visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be in Greece on Thursday and Friday and will meet with government officials to discuss a series of issues.

Piraeus Gallery Shows Shed Light on Refugee Ordeal

The trials and tribulations of refugee life take center stage at the Municipal Gallery of Piraeus with the opening of two photography shows on the subject.

Greek Gov’t Migrant Center Plan Irks Islanders, Refugee Kids to get Schooling

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.

Greece Hoteliers Up in Arms Over Cancellations Due to Refugee Crisis

Hoteliers associations across Greece, including on the islands and at border regions, are ringing alarm bells, calling on the government to take immediate measures as bookings to these destinations have dropped by as much as 90 percent in some cases due to the ever-growing...

Greece Says Refugee ‘Hotspots’, Relocation Centers to be Set Up Promptly

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.

EU Threatens to Oust Greece from Schengen Zone

Greece may be kicked out of the Schengen zone which allows passport free travel within the EU after the Commission said on Wednesday that the country was failing to secure its borders.

Refugee Crisis Uncovers EU’s True Unity as Partners Put Pressure on Greece Alone

While thousands of refugees fleeing war continue to make their way to Greek shores in efforts to make a better home for themselves in Europe, the EU is playing hot potato.

Half of 1m Refugees Cross into Europe via Lesvos in 2015

More than one million refugees have made their way to Europe this year, with the Greek island of Lesvos, opposite Turkey, bearing the brunt of the massive influx, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).