Newsletter on Immigration to Greece
Editor: Ioannis Kolovos
Attacks on immigrants on the rise in Greece
An article by the New York Times on the new realities of life in Athens city center.
Sharp rise in illegal immigrants entering Europe through Greece
Greece makes the headlines of the Daily Telegraph for all the wrong reasons – again!
Fortress Europe's busiest frontier is awash with illegal immigrants - despite mines, forest and razorwire
A spot-on article by the Daily Telegraph on the current situation in Evros.
Greek Army General Staff provides Turkey with maps of the routes used by illegal immigrant smugglers in Evros
Greek Army General Staff gave to their Turkish counterparts maps where the routes used by illegal immigrant smugglers in the Evros area were marked. Now Turkish authorities, and more specifically the Turkish Army, have even less excuses about doing nothing to stem the tide of illegal immigrants entering Greece – and thus the EU – via Turkey.
Different ethnic groups clash violently in Patras – again!
Hundreds of illegal immigrants of different ethnic groups clashed violently in Patras. The clashes involved Afghans, Palestinians, Africans and Asians in two different incidents and riot police had to be deployed in order to put the situation under control. The mainstream media downplayed the severity of the incidents.
Ailing Greece struggles with an influx of illegal migrants
Time magazine’s view of the situation in Greece
The full text of the article can be read here (in English)
Frontex’s border guards will remain in Evros until March 3rd
Frontex’s Rapid Border Intervention Team (RABIT), which was deployed in Evros on November 5th, will remain active in the area until March 3rd. RABIT’s presence resulted in a drop of illegal immigrant influx by 44% in the aforementioned area.