Greece


Will Greece’s Planned Sea Barrier To Block Migrants Stay Afloat?

Greece has announced plans to construct a 2.7km long netted sea barrier off the island of Lesbos in order to deter migrants crossing from neighboring Turkey. The barrier, which is planned to rise 17 inches above sea-level, will be equipped with lights and reflectors in order to mark clearly Greece’s […]


How Different Legislative Approaches Impact Sex-Workers

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 […]


Five EU Countries Agree New Deal For Migrants Rescued At Sea

Five EU states have agreed upon a temporary deal to redistribute migrants rescued at sea evenly among their countries. France, Italy, Germany, Malta and Finland will meet with the rest of the EU members on October 8th in urgency to establish this deal across Europe in efforts to alleviate the […]


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 […]


Kyriakos Mitsotakis Sworn In As Greece’s New Prime Minister

Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Greece on Monday, following Sunday’s election. Mitsotakis’ party, New Democracy, received 39.8% of the nationwide vote and will hold 158 seats in the country’s parliament. The runner-up party, Syriza, received 31% of the vote and is led by previous […]


Eight Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

Early on the morning of June 17th, eight were found dead after a boat capsized off the coast of Turkey. En route to the Greek islands, the boat’s 40 passengers sailed in hopes of finding refuge. Though their exact destination was unknown, it is likely that these Syrian refugees were […]