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

Unemployment much higher for foreign nationals
According to the latest Labor Force Survey (3rd quarter of 2014) the unemployment rate of foreign nationals was much higher compared to the Greeks (30.3% compared to 25.1% respectively).

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

iafielogoMission statement of the IAFIE chapter for Europe

As of today, January 14h, 2015 a European chapter of IAFIE is in existence. The International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) is the leading international organization for intelligence education, established in 2004 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Its mission is to advance research, knowledge and professional development in intelligence education....Read more

ialeia logoMission statement of the IALEIA chapter in Greece

As of today, January 13th, 2015 a Greek chapter of IALEIA is in existence. The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts is the largest professional organization in the world representing law enforcement analysts. It is based in the United States... Read more

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

Greece did not make the most from EU funding
From 2007 to 2013 Greece was granted 207 million euros from the External Borders Fund in order to patrol its borders more effectively. Nevertheless, Greece managed to absorb only 43% of these funds (compared to EU average of 87.6%).

A relevant article (Kathimerini, 9/10/2014) can be read here (in Greek only)

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techology16International Intelligence History Association (IIHA) & Croatian Defence Academy (CDA) and St. George Association, 2015 Annual Conference on 8th-10th May 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia.

The historical development of intelligence is closely related to the techniques and technologies used in the process of collection, storage, use, processing and delivery of information and intelligence. At the same time, the development of new technologies revolutionized warfare, crisis management and diplomacy. In the past, security and warfare aimed for victory in the physical domain. Today, we shift towards an era of information and cyber conflicts, a move fuelled by constant advances in technology. Armed conflicts turn into low-intensity conflicts (LIC) where kinetic weapons are used side by side with 'soft and smart power'... Read more

immigration1Research Institute for European and American Studies

Newsletter on Immigration to Greece

Editor: Ioannis Kolovos

Will Turkey honour their deal with the EU?

In mid-December 2013 an agreement was signed between Turkey and the European Union in order for Turkey to take back immigrants who illegally enter the EU from Turkish territory. It should be noted that Turkey had signed a similar agreement with Greece but failed to live up to its expectations. From 2002 until 2014 Greece submitted 127,309 requests to the Turkish side but Turkey took back only 3,838 illegal immigrants.

A relevant article (To Vima, 6/7/2014) can be read here (in Greek only)

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intelligence1IV INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE CONGRESS

The University of Cádiz will host next 17th and 18th, November, the IV International Intelligence Congress with the general theme "Intelligence services and the welfare of citizens: Administration, Business and Society". In the website http://congresointernacionaldeinteligencia.com/en/about-the-congress/programme you will find all the necessary information for submitting your paper's proposals as well as other useful information about activities that will take place during the Congress.

Call for papers open until 1st November 2014

publication1John M Nomikos (REAS Director) published an article titled: "Balkan-Mediterranean Intelligence Sharing Cooperation and Counterterrorism Policy in Greece" in Denis Caleta and Paul Shemella (eds) Intelligence and Combating Terrorism – New Paradigms and Future Challenges, (Published by the Institute for Corporative Security Studies), 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

John M Nomikos (RIEAS Director) published an article titled: "Reasons for an Independent Intelligence Service in the European Union", European Business Review, January 2014.

publication2Antonia Dimou, (RIEAS Senior Advisor) published a Monograph titled: "The Crisis in Syria: Diplomacy, Regional Challenges and Options", published by the Institute for Security and Defense Analyses based in Athens, Greece. The monograph focuses on the first months of the crisis in Syria (March 2011 till December 2011).

Andrew Liaropoulos (RIEAS Senior Analyst) published an aticle titled: 'Power and Security in Cyberspace: implications for the Westphalian state system', Panorama of Global Security Environment (Bratislava: Centre for European and North American Affairs, 2011)
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