Thursday , April 18 2024
Home / Tag Archives: migration

Tag Archives: migration

Mitsotakis in Davos talks about Greek economy, sustainable growth, migration

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in an interview on Bloomberg TV  on Friday, said that he was confident that 2024 will be a very good year for the Greek economy, which is growing faster than the average for the euro area and can thus attract more foreign investment. “If we look …

Read More »

Commissioner Johansson: Greece has made key progress on migration issue

Greece has made noteworthy steps toward a contemporary management of the migration issue, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said in Athens on Monday, during a migration event at the related Greek ministry. Johansson had met with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the ministry earlier in the day. In …

Read More »

Mitsotakis, Scholz discuss Migration, energy, bilateral issues

The European Union’s new pact on migration and asylum needs to be finalized as soon as possible, in anticipation of fresh pressure from the ongoing hostilities in the Middle East, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed on Tuesday, following a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin. Speaking at …

Read More »

Greek PM to ask for additional EU assistance

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said on Friday that he will ask for more resources to deal with migration. The Greek PM is in Granada, Spain, for the informal summit of European Union leaders. Talking to reporters before the summit, Mitsotakis said he was glad a preliminary agreement has been …

Read More »

Greece wants EU to sanction countries that refuse deported migrants, minister says

Greece is urging other European Union member states to adopt a proposed plan to sanction countries that refuse to accept migrants deported by the bloc. Dimitris Kairidis, the Greek minister for asylum and migration, said existing bilateral agreements for returning migrants between individual EU member states and non-member countries had …

Read More »

Greece urges Frontex not to pull out of the country

Greece’s new minister for migration said Monday he would consider it “unthinkable” for the European Union to pull out its border protection force from the country, and promised to address a growing list of international grievances over dealing with migrants. A dispute between Greece’s government and the EU border agency …

Read More »

EU Council reaches agreement on key asylum and migration laws

The EU Council of Interior Ministers that met on Thursday in Luxembourg came to an agreement on key asylum and migration laws. After a long and difficult negotiation, the Swedish EU presidency announced: “The Council today took a decisive step towards a modernization of the EU’s rulebook for asylum and …

Read More »

Greek PM instrumentalizes “Evros fence” and “migration” for election purposes

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis rushed to Evros at the border with Turkey on Friday to participate in the signing ceremony between the state and a private company to extend the border fence by 35 km. “The Evros border fence sign-off constitutes the first part of the full 140-kilometer length,” the …

Read More »

European Council adopts key Greek positions on migration

The government is satisfied with the conclusions of the European Council on Migration, government sources said on Friday. In statements after the end of the informal European Union leaders’ summit in Brussels, the sources said the Council had adopted the basic Greek positions and recognized that the problem is European …

Read More »

Greece’s Migration Minister as Christmas tree ball (video)

Greek Christmas kitsch to the sounds of “All I want for Christmas is you”… Employees at the Migration Ministry made their own tree balls with the picture of minister Notis Mitarakis inside. As if this ridiculous idea wasn’t enough, they also posted a video on the official ministry’s social media …

Read More »

Online platform for Ukrainian refugees in Greece opens on March 28

A platform for Ukrainian refugees to apply for temporary protection and identification card will go live on March 28, Migration & Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Sunday. In an interview with Sunday newspaper Real News, Mitsrakis said via the platform the Ukrainian Refugees will register for individual appointments at …

Read More »

Greece to send transport mean to Poland for Ukrainian refugees’ resettlement

Greece will send buses or airplanes to Poland to resettle Ukrainean refugees in the country following an appeal by the Polish government, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Thursday. The appeal came as more than 1.3 million Ukrainians have sought refuge in Poland. The minister stressed that the …

Read More »

Greece, Malta agree new EU Migration Pact no prerequisite for action

Greece’s Migration and Asylum minister, Notis Mitarakis, and Malta’s Interior Minister, Byron Camilleri,have agreed that the new European Migration and Asylum Pact which is under negotiation is not a prerequisite for action regarding external relations, border protection and returns. The two ministers met in Valletta on the sidelines of the …

Read More »