Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece
Editor: Ioannis Kolovos
The latest Frontex Risk Analysis Network (FRAN) quarterly report has been publicized
Frontex emphasizes that “Greece remains a key entry point for people-smuggling networks”.
The full text of the report can be read here (in English)
Immigrants leave Greece
According to Albanian Institute of International Studies’ estimates more than 15% of Albanian immigrants have left Greece due to economic hardships.
The relevant article (Kyriakatiki Eleftherotypia, 9/10/2011) can be read here (in Greek only)
Illegal immigrant inflow decreasing – but not in Evros!
According to data for the first 9 months of 2011, the total inflow of illegal immigrants to Greece showed a significant decrease of 33.1% compared to the same period in 2010. An increase of illegal entries (+13.4%) from the Greek-Turkish land border took place during the same period.
The relevant article (Kathimerini, 12/10/2011) can be read here (in Greek only)
Is the Turkish Army helping illegal immigrants?
According to some media, Greek border guards have reported watching Turkish Army vehicles and personnel aiding people who try to cross the Greek-Turkish border illegally. Frontex has been informed of the Greek border guards’ reports.
A relevant news-item can be read here (in Greek only)
Foreigners commit majority of crimes
According to a new study by Panteion University 57.15% of all crimes committed are perpetrated by foreigners.
The relevant article (Kyriakatiki Eleftherotypia, 16/10/2011) can be read here (in Greek only)