IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES

Refugee Crisis in Greece: UNHCR Officials call for urgent and bold action from Greece and the EU

In a media briefing held today [31.7.2015] in Athens, at the end of their mission to Greece, UNHCR’s Director of the Bureau for Europe, Vincent Cochetel, and  Director of Emergency, Security and Supply, Terry Morel, urged the Greek government to take stronger steps to address the refugee crisis unfolding in…

Dimitris Christopoulos: “Citizenship is an issue of democracy”

Interview with Dimitris Christopoulos   The new law on citizenship, which gives  citizenship  to the second generation kids of immigrants will be discussed and voted in the Greek Parliament on Wendsday 24 of June 2015.  We are publishing an interview with Professor Dimitris Christopoulos, counselor of the Ministry of Immigration…

Fighting Golden Dawn

The Greek left has a historic opportunity to marginalize fascists and address the needs of migrants.   Ιnterview of Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos to Catarina Principe and George Souvlis for Jacobin   While the neo-fascist and post-fascist far right is gaining momentum all over Europe, in Greece, the ongoing trial against Golden…

Οpen event: Claiming Voice: Refugee and Migrant Rights and Self-Organization in Host Societies

. . Friday 19th June, 2015, 7-9pm  At newspaper “Epochi” (Vlachava 11, Athens, 10551, metro: Μonastiraki) Language: English Organized byAnalyzeGreece! Introduction: Alexandra Zavos (Analyze Greece!) The Silent University: Pelin Tan (Associate Professor, Mardin Artukulu University, Turkey) The Human Library: Eshaq Shafaei (Human Book, Member of the Human Library, refugee from…

J. Kakissis: The Migrant Crisis on Greece’s Islands

 Joanna Kakissis     The Greek island of Kos is two and a half nautical miles from the southeastern coast of Turkey, making it one of the closest crossings by sea to the European Union. Mountainous, lush, and lined with beaches, the island is popular with German and Scandinavian families…

A. Vassilaki: Legal options and routes for refugees

Unless legal options and routes are provided for refugees, the vicious circe will go on   Interview with Ariana Vassilaki (United Nations Higher Commission for Refugees)   Let me start with a question regarding the role of the UNHCR in relation to the situtation in the borders. Although unusual in European…

P. Boukalas: Tragedy in the Mediterranean

Pantelis Boukalas   Every time we in the West see yet another video of an atrocity committed by Islamic State or Boko Haram and express our abhorrence, and every time we are shocked to read of a boatload of migrants perishing at sea, and every time we hear of another…

Watch the Med: Ferries not Frontex!

10 points to really end the deaths of migrants at sea​ Watch the Med On April 20, the Joint Foreign and Home Affairs Council of the EU released a ten-point action plan outlining their response to the recent deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Many other proposals have also…