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Greek Crime Rates Decline in 2013

Although it was estimated that the financial crisis would generate an increase of criminality, the Greek police released data showing that crime rates were...

64,910 Legal Immigrants in Athens

The number of legal immigrants from Asia and Africa that have received a residence permit rose to 64,190, according to the central database of...

Kedikoglou: Illegal Immigration Biggest Issue for Greek EU Presidency

In the aftermath of the Farmakonisi incident, New Democracy and SYRIZA continue to exchange words regarding Greece's pressing illegal immigration issue. In the latest...

Human Rights Watch Slams Greece

Human Rights Watch used harsh language towards Greece and the EU in its annual report that was published on Tuesday January 21, 2014. “European...

Malmström Visits Greece to Address Immigration Issues

On Tuesday, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, met with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the Minister of Public Order, Nikos Dendias,...

Dendias: Immigration Policy During EU Presidency

The Greek Minister of Public Order--Nikos Dendias--said that the Greek government will put under discussion, the issues of immigration that promote a common European...

Samaras Pushes EU on Illegal Immigration and Jobs for Youth

Arriving at a meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said he would "push" for solutions to the problems of...

New Regulation for Issuing Residency Permits to Immigrants

Ministry of the Interior in Greece presented new regulations on Monday relevant to immigrants. According to Greek Minister, Yiannis Michelakis, the documents for issuing...

Greeks Move Around Balkans to Stay Warm

More and more Greeks are moving to neighboring Balkan countries to take advantage of cheaper heating oil with big tax hikes in Greece further...

Papariga Says Xenios Zeus Immigrant Sweep “Inhuman”

ATHENS - Greek Communist Party Aleka Papariga has denounced the roundup of 6,000 immigrants, under the code name Xenios Zeus, as inhuman and violating...

Illegals Desperate to Return Home, Says IOM

The Greek office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is struggling to handle a barrage of applications from undocumented immigrants who want to...

Amnesty Protests Greek Plan To Round Up Migrants, Asylum-seekers

Amnesty International has described as "deeply alarming" the Greek government's move to round up and detain irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including those suspected of...

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