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hotspots17Research Institute for European and American Studies
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece

Editor: Ioannis Kolovos

Foreigners feature disproportionately in Police's statistics on serious crime
According to criminality figures for 2016 released by the Hellenic Police, foreigners contribute significantly in serious crime. Foreigners are 36% of those arrested for homicides, 47.2% of those arrested for rape and 32.3% of those arrested for robberies.

The official data on criminality for 2016 can be found here (in Greek only)

immigration10Research Institute for European and American Studies
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece
Editor: Ioannis Kolovos

Greeks’ views towards immigrants remain negative
According to an opinion poll conducted for think-tank “Dianeosis”, 49% of Greeks view immi-grants negatively, 88.3% of Greeks consider that there are “too many” immigrants in the country, 64.4% think that immigrants contribute to increased criminality and 58% that they increase unemployment.

The relevant article (Kathimerini, 5/3/2017) can be read in full here (in Greek only)

Greek population shrunk
Low birth-rate and outward migration due to the economic crisis have resulted in the shrinking of the population of Greeks by almost 200,000 since 2011.

The relevant analysis (Efimerida ton Syntakton, 8/3/2017) can be read in full here (in Greek only)

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

Refugee status was granted only to 2,986 cases in 2016
According to Asylum Service data refugee status was granted to 2,711 cases in the first degree and to 275 cases in the second degree during 2016 (compared to 4,469 in total in 2015).

The relevant article (Kathimerini, 1/2/2017) can be read here (in Greek only)

Majority of Greeks want to stop immigration from Muslim-majority countries
According to a Chatham House study 58% of Greeks want to stop immigration from Muslim-majority countries.

The relevant article (eKathimerini, 8/2/2017) can be read here (in English)

illegalmig71Research 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.

The interview (Efimerida ton Syntakton, 13/11/2016) can be read in full here (in Greek only)

immigration1Research 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.

The relevant press release by the National Statistics Authority can be read here (in Greek only)

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