Dimitris Bandias: “I would apologise again for the Farmakonisi incident”
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Dimitris Bandias: “I would apologise again for the Farmakonisi incident”

The background to the removal of the outgoing Coast Guard chief […] The removal An “apology” seems to be the reason behind the the replacement of the Coast Guard’s chief [Dimitris Bandias] by his “younger” Rear Admiral Athanasios Athanasopoulos who got promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral. On the 20th of January 2014 several … Continue reading

Terror bill for immigrants
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Terror bill for immigrants

By Anta Psarra A clause undermining the new Immigration Bill has come back into the agenda. It entails the prosecution and deportation for any immigrant or refugee who claims “falsely” being subject to ill-treatment by state authorities. The new Immigration Bill is voted today. It started as a conventional attempt to facilitate legal immigrants to … Continue reading

A permanent crime commited by… the  presidency of the EU
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A permanent crime commited by… the presidency of the EU

By Anta Psarra Behind the Coast Guard officers and illegal ‘refoulements’, there is the government which provokes anyone seeking clarifications about the Pharmakonisi affair. Informal ‘refoulements’ constitute the government’s central line. Those drowned are ‘collateral damages’ of the governmental line. Behind the Coast Guard men there is the government. It provokes those demanding an inquiry … Continue reading

UNHCR offers recommendations to Greek EU presidency on refugees
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UNHCR offers recommendations to Greek EU presidency on refugees

UN’s High Commissioner Muiznieks expressed concern about the escalation of antimigrant rhetoric in Greece Tuesday, February 04, 2014 The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has demanded from the Greek EU presidency to take initiatives to address the refugee situation, while expressing its concern about the allegations of refugees illegally being pushed back into Turkey. … Continue reading

“Migrants are trapped between Greece and Turkey” says International Federation for Human Rights
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“Migrants are trapped between Greece and Turkey” says International Federation for Human Rights

“Tighter controls at the border between Greece and Turkey are forcing many people fleeing conflict to use increasingly dangerous routes.” By Yannis Elafros The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR), and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) published yesterday a joint communication in Paris expressing their concern about the … Continue reading

Refugee Centre in Lavrio on the brink of collapse
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Refugee Centre in Lavrio on the brink of collapse

The lack of Administrative Committee jeopardizes the asylum-seekers’ unit in Lavrio Lina Giannarou Meat has not been available for months. Bread has not been available for approximately 15 days. It is a month since any hygiene-related supplies arrived. Recently, medication, too, has been cut off. During the last few months, all the suppliers have interrupted … Continue reading