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Greek PM – EU Commission Chief Discuss Fair Migration Management

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed on the need for joint efforts to address the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.

Pandemic Spurs EU MPs to Call for More Refugee Support

European lawmakers urged member states to offer Greece more support in its efforts to deal with the ongoing refugee crisis, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chios Tourism Body Calls for Gov’t Actions to Restore Tourist Activity

The Chios Tourism Organization is calling for measures to restore the island’s reputation after being impacted by the refugee crisis and now by the coronavirus outbreak.

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 Islands Bearing Refugee Influx Seeking Support

More than 7,000 refugees and migrants made their way into Greece in November, with the North Aegean islands shouldering the weight.

Minister Lays Out Plan to Restore Tourism to Refugee-hit Leros

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis is looking to restore tourism on the island of Leros, following negative publicity due to the refugee crisis.

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.

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 Lawmakers Agree to Limit Intra-Schengen Border Checks

EU lawmakers have agreed to restrict the initial period for border checks to two months, instead of the current six-month period.

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.

Tourism an Investment in the Future, Kountoura Tells EU Parliament

Placing tourism at the top of EU policy-making agendas will strengthen local economies, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

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).

Kountoura to Address EU Parliament Tourism Event

Tourism development and infrastructure will be among the issues to be covered by Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, during a European Parliament event on May 22.

Minister Charitsis: Diversification of Greek Tourism Product Key to Island Growth

Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis stressed the importance of the diversification of the tourist product for the growth of North Aegean islands.

Kountoura: More Targeted Actions to Boost Tourism in North Aegean

The government is supporting North Aegean islanders towards securing a better future, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Kos, Lesvos Tourism Professionals Urge Gov’t to Scrap ‘Stayover’ Tax

Tourism professionals on the islands of Kos and Lesvos are calling on the government to scrap an imminent “stayover" tax.