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The Migration Ministry is putting together a media and social media blitz to discourage Afghan citizens from immigrating to Greece without knowing about the laws and rules for asylum seekers.


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04.08.2021 / 23:25

A Greek lawyer has called for 11 Afghan translators and their families that worked for years with the Hellenic Special Battalion Afghanistan to be brought to Greece.



30.07.2021 / 11:51

The answer to the economic effects of Greece’s demographic problem lies in the increased use of the country’s human resources, given that less than three in four people of working age are actually employed. 


16.07.2021 / 20:38

With thousands of undocumented migrants in Greece, and millions in Europe, there is concern that the fight against the pandemic is being compromised due to the fact that the majority of them do not have access to vaccination. 


12.07.2021 / 21:13

After an acrimonious public consultation, the bill on animal welfare that will be put to a vote in Parliament this week provides incentives for owners to neuter their pets but does not make it mandatory as stated in the original draft.


09.07.2021 / 21:50

Targeting niche markets, the first digital portal focused on Greek wine tourism will be launched in the coming days and will initially present 90 wineries across the country that are ready to receive visitors. 


08.07.2021 / 23:00

Despite local reactions, Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis defended plans for the new reception and identification structures on Chios and other Aegean islands as the best way to accommodate migrants and asylum seekers.


05.07.2021 / 08:27

Authorities want to reach herd immunity against the coronavirus as soon as possible, especially in areas popular with tourists, but the number of vaccinated people is far from that threshold, which many experts put at 70% of the population.


28.06.2021 / 09:14

The Greek government insists that Turkey should accept the return of 1,450 migrants whose asylum requests have been rejected, as this would send out a clear message of deterrence to those planning to cross illegally into Greece and Europe. 


17.06.2021 / 18:32

There has been a significant – and what appears to be permanent – decrease in migration flows into Greece and in the number of resident asylum seekers, according to the most recent data from the Migration and Asylum Ministry.


15.06.2021 / 18:30

There are significant delays in the creation of new infrastructure for asylum seekers on the islands of Chios and Lesvos and at the Evros border outpost after the Council of State accepted the request for imposition of temporary breaks in the tender process.


08.06.2021 / 14:46

Greece is seeking to stem migrant flows from Turkey by declaring the neighboring country as a safe destination for asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria.



25.05.2021 / 16:37

A refugee hospitality program on the tiny southeastern Aegean island of Tilos, hailed as a paradigm of assimilation policy, has started to unravel after responsibility for the ESTIA program providing private accommodation for asylum seekers was transferred from the UN refugee agency to the Migration Ministry earlier this year.