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

Editor: Ioannis Kolovos

On asylum applications
In the first five months of 2016, asylum has been granted in 23% of the application cases processed.

The relevant article (Kathimerini, 31/7/2016) can be read here (in Greek only)

Foreigners feature disproportionately in Police's statistics on serious crime
According to criminality figures for 2015 released by the Hellenic Police, foreigners contribute significantly in serious crime. Foreigners are 26.2% of those arrested for homicides, 38% of those arrested for rape, 26.6% of those arrested for thefts-burglaries and 37.7% of those arrested for robberies.

imm5Research Institute for European and American Studies
Newsletter on Immigration to Greece
Editor: Ioannis Kolovos

Risk of poverty much higher for foreign nationals
According to the latest Income and Household Living Conditions Survey the population at risk of poverty or social exclusion between the ages of 18-64 years old was much higher for foreign nationals compared to the Greeks (64.3% compared to 37.4% respectively).

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

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

On the stay of refugees
The deputy Minister for Immigration Policy Mr Yiannis Mouzalas estimated that 30,000 to 40,000 refugees will remain in Greece for a long time.

The relevant article (Kathimerini, 5/5/2016) can be read here (in Greek only)

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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