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Migration Ministry requests EU for return of 1,450 foreigners back to Turkey

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Ministry announced that it has submitted a request to the European Commission and the EU border agency Frontex for the immediate return of 1,450 foreigners who are not entitled to international protection to Turkey, based on the EU-Turkey Statement. Greece has requested the return to Turkey …

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Program to house asylum seekers in hotels concluded, says Migration Ministry

“Filoxenia”, the program to house asylum seekers at hotels throughout Greece, has concluded and contracts will not be renewed, the Migration & Asylum Ministry said on Thursday. Currently there are only 130 asylum seekers housed at a total of three hotels in Greece and they will be transferred to existing …

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Migration Ministry shuts down PIKPA facility for vulnerable children

The Migration and Asylum Ministry announced on Thursday that it is shutting down a hosting facility for vulnerable groups of asylum seekers run by the organisation ‘Lesvos Solidarity’ at the PIKPA children’s camp at Neapolis, Mytilene. The 74 asylum seekers will be safely transferred to the recognised municipal hosting facility …

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Greek state takes over management of asylum facilities from NGOs

Twenty-eight facilities hosting asylum applicants on the Greek mainland will become legal entities and come under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Migration and the Deputy Minister of Finance, the Migration Ministry said on Wednesday. The facilities will thus all come under the management of the state instead of that …

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Greece sets up a Migration Ministry, 6 months after abolishing the previous one

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis needed full six months to realize that it was a grave mistake to abolish the Migration Ministry created by the SYRIZa government and assign such a crucial issue for Greece to the Ministry of Public Order as well as to deputy ministers in other institutions, like …

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Citizen Protection Ministry absorbs Greece’s Migration Ministry

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotsakis was just sworn in and before his signature inkn dried he issued a decision to transfer the Migration Ministry, established by SYRIZA, to the Ministry of Citizen Protection. In fast track and without prior discussion with those involved, with the new Parliament to have not opened …

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Residence permit applications possible via online platform

Citizens of third countries will be able to submit their applications for residence permit through an online platform, the Greek Migration Ministry said on Friday. Modernizing the services to foreigners living and working in Greece, the Ministry also announced the digitization of appointments with authorities as well as the authenticity …

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Director of Reception Centers fired after urging investigation on Refugees EU Funds

The Director of Refugees Reception and Identification Centers in Greek Ministry of Migration was fired early afternoon Thursday.  Previous to his dismissal, Andreas Iliopoulos had given an interview to a Greek newspaper in which he was asking the prosecutor’s intervention with regards management of EU Funds for the refugees and …

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