Research Institute for European and American Studies
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece
Editor: Ioannis Kolovos
13% of births in Greece came from foreign mothers
According to 2015 data 13% of births in Greece came from foreign mothers (11,943 births out of a total of 91,847). Moreover, the Greek population continues to decline and age.
Greeks’ do not believe that refugees will integrate
A “Public Issue” opinion poll showed that the majority of Greeks (48%) still perceive refugees as a threat to the country’s security and the absolute majority (73%) believe that refugees will not integrate in Greek society.
The situation at hot-spots is heating up!
Tensions have boiled over in overcrowded migrant camps on the Aegean islands of Chios and Lesvos resulting in riots and in the torching of European Asylum Support Offices (EASO).
More evidence surface on jihadi presence in Athens
Muslim extremists had formed cells in Athens and are linked to ISIS terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris.
ISIS recruiters operated in migrant hotspots
Hellenic Police sources argue that at least five Syrians are suspected to have operated as ISIS recruiters in migrant hotspots.
2,500 Pakistani illegal immigrants are unaccounted for!
2,500 Pakistanis who had reached Greece illegally via Turkey and had applied for asylum so as to stall the repatriation process, are unaccounted for in the hotspots of Kos, Lesvos and Samos.