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immigration10Research Institute for European and American Studies
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece
Editor: Ioannis Kolovos

Greeks’ views towards immigrants remain negative
According to an opinion poll conducted for think-tank “Dianeosis”, 49% of Greeks view immi-grants negatively, 88.3% of Greeks consider that there are “too many” immigrants in the country, 64.4% think that immigrants contribute to increased criminality and 58% that they increase unemployment.

The relevant article (Kathimerini, 5/3/2017) can be read in full here (in Greek only)

Greek population shrunk
Low birth-rate and outward migration due to the economic crisis have resulted in the shrinking of the population of Greeks by almost 200,000 since 2011.

The relevant analysis (Efimerida ton Syntakton, 8/3/2017) can be read in full here (in Greek only)

intelcover17The CHANTICLEER INTELLIGENCE BRIEF (CIB) at Coastal Carolina University (USA) is pleased to announce the publication of the second issue of The Intelligence Review, a compendium of useful analytical forecasts by CIB analysts, which relate to some of the most pressing questions in global security today. The volume is the product of a year-long collaboration between the CIB and the European Intelligence Academy (EIA), a network of intelligence studies scholars, specialists and students, who are dedicated to promoting international collaboration in intelligence scholarship and research.

In this volume, eleven CIB analysts tackle some of the most pressing and timely questions confronting intelligence observers today. Topics range from the price of oil to political stability in Venezuela, from the territorial cohesion of Iraq to the future of the Islamic State, and many other pressing subjects that feature daily in news headlines. CIB analysts propose carefully crafted and informed forecasts that outline future developments in some of the world’s most unpredictable hot spots.

The second issue is edited by CIB Faculty Mentor Dr Joseph Fitsanakis and includes a foreword by EIA Director Dr John Nomikos. Read more

iafielogoIAFIE’s European Chapter now has its own newsletter. Besides our conferences this is our main channel of communication. How well it works will depend on the members, who can use this platform to exchange ideas, elaborate on courses they have given, review books that are relevant to our field of study and announce conferences, workshops and other meetings that are worth attending. Read more

immigrants26Research Institute for European and American Studies
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece
Editor: Ioannis Kolovos

Refugee status was granted only to 2,986 cases in 2016
According to Asylum Service data refugee status was granted to 2,711 cases in the first degree and to 275 cases in the second degree during 2016 (compared to 4,469 in total in 2015).

The relevant article (Kathimerini, 1/2/2017) can be read here (in Greek only)

Majority of Greeks want to stop immigration from Muslim-majority countries
According to a Chatham House study 58% of Greeks want to stop immigration from Muslim-majority countries.

The relevant article (eKathimerini, 8/2/2017) can be read here (in English)

bob17Prof. Bob de Graaff

(Professor for Intelligence and Security Studies at the University of Utrecht; Chairman of the European Chapter of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE); and co-editor of the Handbook of European Intelligence Cultures)

Copyright: https://www.uu.nl/nieuws/tedtalk-van-bob-de-graaff-over-inlichtingendiensten-en-de-macht-van-het-individu

Prof. Bob de Graaff provides a TED Talk that intelligence agencies are not infallible as we often think. Citizens have a lot of knowledge and resources at its disposal to obtain information and exchange. Read more


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