Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece
Editor: Ioannis Kolovos
Illegal immigrants keep pouring into Greece from Evros
Despite the intensification of police presence, the deployment of Frontex forces in the area and the economic crisis, the inflow of illegal immigrants through the Evros area is increasing.
The relevant article (Kathimerini, 4/5/2012) can be read here (in Greek only)
Brutal slaying leads to rioting
The brutal slaying of a 29-year-old Greek in Patras by three Afghans resulted in locals rioting and clashing with the Police. Extremists tried to capitalize on the situation.
The relevant article (Ethnos, 23/5/2012) can be read here (in Greek only)
Greece to become a place of violence and anomie?
In a leading article Kathimerini warned that if the issue of illegal immigration is not tackled, it may turn Greece into “a jungle of violence and anomie”.
The relevant leading article (Kathimerini, 26/5/2012) can be read in full here (in Greek only)
Asylum-seekers clash and then attack police!
Immigrants waiting to submit their asylum applications clashed after a disagreement about the queue, but then closed ranks and attacked the police with rocks. 3 police officers were injured and a police car was damaged.
The relevant article (Ethnos, 26/5/2012) can be read here (in Greek only)
University study points out the obvious. Will the State listen?
According to a University of Macedonia study anti-immigrant sentiment, which is prevalent among Athens city center inhabitants, was one of the factors behind Golden Dawn’s recent electoral success. This indicates that, if the State wants to curb political extremism, it should comprehensively tackle the issue of illegal immigrant inflow to Greece and draw up a coherent immigration policy.
The relevant article (To Vima, 27/5/2012) can be read here (in Greek only)