Greece


European Countries Prepare To Reopen To Tourists

After months of closed borders to all tourism-related travel due to COVID-19, several European countries and the European Union are beginning to draft plans regarding the reopening of many borders to tourism. The European Commission has been encouraging its members to correlate their borders and re-openings, and while some are […]


Fire Damages Greek Island Refugee Centre Amid Tensions

On Saturday March 7, a fire broke out at a refugee centre located on the Greek island of Lesbos. Greece’s firefighting service stated on Sunday that no injuries or casualties have been reported. However, significant damage to a warehouse containing various furniture and electrical appliances has been sustained. The installation, […]


The Greek Refugee Crisis: How COVID-19 Is Altering The EU’s Response

E.U. member states have so far faced some of the worst impacts from the COVID-19 crisis. Key members of the bloc, including Spain, Italy, and Belgium, have noted some of the highest number of cases and deaths per capita worldwide. The vast majority of its population has experienced some element […]


Refugee Camps Struggle To Prevent Coronavirus Outbreaks

As Coronavirus spreads around the world, health experts and humanitarian groups warn that the disease could be especially devastating for individuals living in overcrowded refugee camps. While there are few confirmed cases of COVID-19 in refugee camps, testing is severely limited, and several doctors told the New York Times that […]


Violence In Greek-Turkish Border Enters Second Week

Origins Of The Crisis In late February, following Turkey’s announcement opening its borders towards continental Europe, thousands of migrants and refugees made their way to the Greek border. This resulted in violence on both sides, with Greece and European Union claiming a coordinated attack and Turkey an overwhelmed system. Both […]


How Different Legislative Approaches Impact Sex-Workers

Prostitution is a stigmatized societal issue from which contentious debate has always flowed. The lack of consistency in international approaches to prostitution speaks to its controversial nature. The practice is associated with the transmission of sexual diseases, human trafficking, and a variety of criminal activity. Globally, there are over 42 […]


Erdogan: Turkish Soldiers Gradually Being Deployed to Libya

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkish soldiers to be gradually deployed to Libya. Turkish military units will begin moving into Libya to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, one of the two opposing governments in the country. This decision came after Turkey received a request […]


Migration In 2019: Greece Has Reached Its Tipping Point

On the 22nd November 2019, the Commissioner for the UNHCR – Filippo Grandi, urged the EU Member States for an immediate response to the migration crisis affecting Europe as a whole, though predominately Greece. Only one month later, the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis proclaimed that his country had “reached […]


Human Rights Groups Criticize Greece For Controversial Asylum Law

The Greek government has passed a new asylum law to deal with its overflowing migrant camps, and many human rights groups are criticizing the move. According to the government’s civil protection minister Michalis Chrysochoidis, the new law proposes to speed up and ‘streamline’ the unwieldy process of seeking asylum in […]


Lebanese Protests Enter Tenth Day

Protests in Lebanon have continued into their tenth day, despite calls from the government for the people to desist. Riot police have been called in to try to defuse the situation in Beirut, as demonstrators have clashed with pro-Hezbollah supporters in the capital. Over one million people have taken to […]


Matteo Salvini’s Election Hopes Are Met With Opposition 1

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right Italian party Lega Nord, has called for a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Salvini’s hope is to force a collapse of the current government and trigger early elections. U.S. News reports that party leaders met on Monday, August 12th […]