Research Institute for European and American Studies
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece
Editor: Ioannis Kolovos
Minister for Migration Policy interviewed
Mr Mouzalas offered his view on the current situation and future development regarding immigration and asylum.
Safety and security in hot-spots deteriorates
Belgian EASO delegates feared for their safety in hot-spots after the recent riots, and their presence was not renewed by the Belgian government
Souda migrant camp at Chios island has been shut down
The third violent incident, which included rioting and arson, resulted in the decision for an immediate shut-down.
Operational project PeDRA (Processing Personal Data for Risk Analysis) launched in Greece
Frontex announced that the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Greece, has begun collecting personal data of suspects for people smuggling, terrorism and other crimes, in order to be used for Risk Analysis.
Europol’s European Counter Terrorism Centre published the report “Changes in Modus Operandi of IS revisited”
The report provided an updated assessment of the threat IS poses to the EU and suggested that the group may have already adopted new attack tactics.
Migrants in Greece Drop Off Grid
The Wall Street Journal reported on the situation in Greece’s migrant camps
Unemployment much higher for foreign nationals
According to the latest Labor Force Survey (3rd quarter of 2016) the unemployment rate of foreign nationals was much higher compared to the Greeks (25.8% compared to 22.4% respectively).
Minister for Migration Policy laid out his plan for 2017
More wishful thinking and best-case scenarios by Mr Mouzalas…