Refugees are ‘unarmed invaders’ sent by the Turks, says govt MP
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Refugees are ‘unarmed invaders’ sent by the Turks, says govt MP

Comments follow minister’s complaints of low ‘quality’ of Greece’s migrants Friday 31 January 2014Author: Damian Mac Con Uladh Sofia Voultepsi, a New Democracy MP for Greater Athens, says ‘refugees … are, ultimately, unarmed invaders, weapons in the hands of the Turks’ Migrants are “unarmed invaders, weapons in the hands of the Turks”, a New Democracy … Continue reading

Media rapped by ombudsman over Maria reports
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Media rapped by ombudsman over Maria reports

Some reports reproducted ‘stereotypes and racist attitudes’ Ombudsman Kalliopi Spanou calls on the state broadcasting watchdog and main journalists’ union to issue guidelines to the press on the use of images and personal information of children and on how not to ‘encourage racism, xenophobia and intolerance’ in the reporting of certain events The country’s media … Continue reading

Dendias criticizes Dublin Regulation, says quality of undocumented immigrants is ‘tragic’
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Dendias criticizes Dublin Regulation, says quality of undocumented immigrants is ‘tragic’

Thursday Jan 30, 2014 Greek Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias on Thursday slammed the European Union’s Dublin Regulation on asylum responsibility, calling for greater burden-sharing among the bloc’s members. “We opposed Dublin III… We say we cannot alone carry the responsibility; we must share the burden,” Dendias told Skai radio on Thursday. Under the Dublin … Continue reading

Salonika’s Jews were wiped out by the Nazis. Is their monument to disappear too?
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Salonika’s Jews were wiped out by the Nazis. Is their monument to disappear too?

Amanda Borschel-Dan The beginning of the end for Jews of Salonika took place in the ironically named Liberty Square (Platiaes Eleftherias). It was here that one scorching Shabbat in July 1942, 9,000 starving Jewish men aged 18-45 from the Greek city’s ghettos were forced at gunpoint to perform calisthenics to the delight of their Nazi … Continue reading

‘Greece’ (Human Rights Watch – World Report 2014)
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‘Greece’ (Human Rights Watch – World Report 2014)

Political uncertainty marked Greece’s third year of economic crisis. In May, the UN independent expert on foreign debt and human rights warned that bailout conditions undermine human rights. The sudden closure of the national public broadcaster in June raised media freedom concerns, and resulted in a government reshuffle. Despite the creation in January of anti-racism … Continue reading