IMMIGRANTS & REFUGEES

Open letter to Y. Mouzalas, Alternate Minister of Immigration Policy

Recommending policies as win-win strategies for both Greece and refugees Kester Ratcliff Dear Mr Mouzalas, I read your comments  reported by Reuters yesterday, “Greece wants to send thousands of migrants back to Turkey in coming weeks”. I sympathise with your despair, I can imagine what it feels like to be…

The governement manipulates the Asylum Appeals Committees

On the 16-6-2016, with a last minute amendment,  the Greek Government changes the composition of the Asylum Appeals Committees, because the existing ones were not sending refugees back to Turkey, were not considering turkey a safe third country for each applican as the implementation of  the EU-Turkey refugee deal imposes. This…

Under the same roof”: some thoughts on the experience of the occupation of the City Plaza hotel

 Aliki Kosyfologou The societal crisis, created as a result of implementing fiscal austerity in countries of the European south, became, among other things, the impetus for the creation of a wide and diverse solidarity movement, aimed at the identification of collective solutions to shared problems. This newfound collective experience is…

Refugee Accommodation Center City Plaza

Since the morning of 22/4/2016, the abandoned Hotel “City Plaza” in Athens has been turned into an Accommodation Centre for Refugees. Currently refugee families from different nationalities, together with hundreds of people of solidarity are working collectively for the cleaning, repairing and organization of space, so that it can open soon as a project of self-organization and solidarity, as a center of struggle against racism and exclusion, for the right to free movement, decent…

51 citizens of Chios: Stop the deal!

Chios must reject the unethical EU-Turkey refugee deal! 51 citizens of Chios   The implementation of the unethical EU-Turkey refugee agreement, say 51 citizens of Chios, has uncontrollable consequences on the island and it must be stopped.   “The EU-Turkey agreement is illegal and immoral, as characterized by many international…

Refugees without asylum, states without reason, societies without illusions

 Some thoughts on the deal of shame between EU-Turkey   Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos     It only took four months for Wolfgang Schäuble's “sincere” statement regarding the refugees –namely that “They are not desired in Europe”– to become a guideline for the whole of the European Union, at the helm of…

First migrant returns under EU-Turkey deal from Monday

John Hadoulis Athens (AFP) - Migrant returns from Greece to Turkey will begin on Monday under the terms of an EU deal that has worried aid groups, as Athens struggles to manage the overload of desperate people on its soil. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday confirmed the start…

Reviving or Overcoming Borders: A Choice for Europe

Interview of  Anna Triandafyllidou  to Antonis Galanopoulos (re-published from  "Green European  Journal") Over the past year, Europe, besides the economic crisis, has had to face another big challenge: the largest refugee flow since the Second World War. As a result, the concept of borders has been revived across Europe. Displacement…

No more refugees, just “irregulars”...

The deal of shame between E.U.-Turkey  Stratis Bournazos Below are some comments in immediate reaction to the agreement as announced on the afternoon of 18th March. We at AnalyzeGreece! consider this agreement to be of particular importance and gravity, which is why we sought to formulate an immediate reaction to…