Greece


Hate Crimes Against Migrants And Refugees Increase In Greece

Members of anti-racist activist groups in Greece are scheduling protests after the latest hate crime in their community. On Saturday, October 7th, 2017, two migrant workers from Pakistan, Vakas Hussein and Ashfak Mahmoud were attacked by a group of men. The attack occurred in a field in Aspropyros, near the […]


EU-Turkey Deal Is A Violation Of Human Rights

The Syrian-Turkish border has been closed for over 2 years. Yet, with the Syrian-Jordan border seriously restricted, Lebanon saturated with refugees, and the war extending into Iraq, asylum seekers are desperate to reach Europe. Over the last two years, however, the European governments have taken increasingly controversial measures to ensure the […]


80% Of Migrants Arriving In Greece, Italy, And Malta Are Seeking Asylum

A report entitled ‘Mapping Refugee Reception in the Mediterranean’ released on Friday 7 July 2017 challenges the misconception that the majority of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean into Europe labelled as economic migrants. The report reveals more than 84% of the estimated 1,008,616 arrivals in Greece, Italy […]


Cyprus Reunification Peace Talks Resume

The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday, June 28th to resume peace talks to resolve the four decades-long dispute dividing Cyprus. Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci will be joined at the Swiss mountain resort of Crans-Montana by the foreign ministers of the three guarantor powers […]


Sixteen Migrants Die Crossing The Mediterranean Sea

Sixteen migrants, including two children, have died attempting to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece by boat on Sunday, April 24th, according to reports by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The vessel, allegedly a smuggler’s boat, capsized on Sunday night while trying to reach the […]


Migrant Crisis Continues In The Mediterranean

Nearly 8,500 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean were rescued over the Easter weekend. The Italian Coastguard reported that 73 separate rescue operations were undertaken and that 13 bodies, including that of an 8-year-old boy, were recovered. Among those rescued were a woman in active labour and a two-week-old baby […]