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)

Greeks’ do not believe that refugees will integrate
A “Public Issue” opinion poll showed that the majority of Greeks (48%) still perceive refugees as a threat to the country’s security and the absolute majority (73%) believe that refugees will not integrate in Greek society.

The relevant article (Avgi, 2/10/2016) can be read here (in Greek only)

The situation at hot-spots is heating up!
Tensions have boiled over in overcrowded migrant camps on the Aegean islands of Chios and Lesvos resulting in riots and in the torching of European Asylum Support Offices (EASO).

The relevant article (Kathimerini, 27/10/2016) can be read here (in Greek only)

More evidence surface on jihadi presence in Athens
Muslim extremists had formed cells in Athens and are linked to ISIS terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris.

The relevant articles (Kathimerini 16/10/2016 and 26/10/2016) can be read here (in Greek only)- Part 1 & Part 2

ISIS recruiters operated in migrant hotspots
Hellenic Police sources argue that at least five Syrians are suspected to have operated as ISIS recruiters in migrant hotspots.

The relevant article (Ethnos, 29/10/2016) can be read here (in Greek only)

2,500 Pakistani illegal immigrants are unaccounted for!
2,500 Pakistanis who had reached Greece illegally via Turkey and had applied for asylum so as to stall the repatriation process, are unaccounted for in the hotspots of Kos, Lesvos and Samos.

The relevant article (Kathimerini, 30/10/2016) can be read here (in Greek only)


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