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jmbijunephotoIn 2013, RIEAS has founded the Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI).

The seventh issue (June 2016) focuses on "Intelligence and Democratization in Latin America and the Caribbean",... Read more

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This paper explores the proliferation of illicit human smuggling and trafficking on the maritime route from Turkey to Greece. The record-breaking number of migrants attempting to reach Europe by whatever means necessary presents organized crime with the opportunity for a new source of revenue with few consequences. Read more

eb1e901c-1f02-4188-a514-eb32acec8f6cOn April 6, 2016, during a yet another riot by "irregular immigrants" in the port of Piraeus, a protester raises his baby son above his head and threatens to launch him as a missile against the police. He is stopped before a tragedy can occur. Later, reports say, he is interviewed on camera about his heroic deed; he claims that what he did was "symbolic." He is not arrested for this "symbolic "act and he is not charged with endangering a child. Read more

imm5Research Institute for European and American Studies
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece

Editor: Ioannis Kolovos

Frontex publicized its Risk Analysis for 2016
The report mentioned three "choke-points": the maritime border between Turkey and Greece, the Central Mediterranean border and, as a consequence of the entry through Greece, the border with Western Balkan countries.

The report can be read in full here (in English)

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

Another ex-post facto legalization being planned?
Minister of Labour Mr George Katrougalos pointed out that the Ministry plans to "rationalize the legal settings" on illegal labour.

Mr Katrougalos' interview (Epohi, 6/3/2016) can be read in full here (in Greek only)

 

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