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ELIAMEP launches a series of reports on the stage of migration policy in Greece

Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, formerly Senior Fellow at ELIAMEP and currently member of its Scientific Board, participates in the OECD Network of International Migration Experts, drafting each year a report reviewing the size and features of the migrant population in Greece, its labour market and overall social and political integration, and the challenges of irregular migration [...]

By | 2014-10-24T10:26:19+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on ELIAMEP launches a series of reports on the stage of migration policy in Greece

What is a real “bond” with the Greek nation? and who decides if it exists?

 The Greek citizenship law reform of 2010 has been officially annulled by the Council of State as the law was considered unconstitutional. Being born in Greece of parents living in Greece for at least 5 years (both parents), having arrived in Greece at an early age and having studied at a Greek school for six [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:11:13+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on What is a real “bond” with the Greek nation? and who decides if it exists?

Resolve the real Greek crisis

FOR Greeks suffering from the wrenching pain of a long economic crisis, a youthful savior has emerged. Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the second-strongest party in Parliament, the Coalition of the Radical Left, or Syriza, is not yet 40, but his relentless attack on austerity has made him a favorite to head the next government. Continues here. [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:29:11+00:00 February 4th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Resolve the real Greek crisis

Racist murder in Athens

 What does it mean? to cross half of Asia and get to Greece (to "Europe") for a better life and then be murdered. Riding your bicycle at 4 am in the morning to get to work from one working class neighbourhood of Athens, to another, getting in the way of two young right wing extremists, [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:32:25+00:00 January 21st, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Racist murder in Athens

Greece belongs to the Greeks but who are the Greeks it belongs to?

Greece's citizenship law  - reformed in 2010 to give more room for the jus soli principle, integrating into the citizenry the relatively large number of second generation migrants (children born in Greece of foreign parents) as well as immigrants who have been settled in Greece for a long time - has recently been judged anti-constitutional [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:35:56+00:00 December 3rd, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Greece belongs to the Greeks but who are the Greeks it belongs to?

Why did the EU win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Why did the EU get the Nobel Peace Prize last week, when it seems to have failed in most respects? Indeed precisely for this!! Read more: http://network.globalgovernanceprogramme.eu/europes-economic-and-cultural-downturn-and-the-nobel-peace-prize/

By | 2014-09-09T19:38:26+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Why did the EU win the Nobel Peace Prize?

How much further can we go in being inhuman?

A new video on the fate of Afghani asylum seekers in Greece. As the country is plummetting into dramatic economic depression, unemployment standing at 24% (among youth at 50%) and as the lines at soup kitchens become longer and longer, Greece is faced also with a humanitarian and refugee crisis. Afghani asylum seekers in particular [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:40:35+00:00 October 9th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on How much further can we go in being inhuman?

Further testing of the democratic reflexes of Greek society

In response to the Golden Dawn patrols threatening and beating up people looking foreign (where foreign stands for Asian or African), a new movement is rising. They call themselves anti-fascist and they are organising their own motorbike gatherings and occasionally patrol the streets of central neighbourhoods in Athens where migrants live and have shops. While [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:39:32+00:00 October 9th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Further testing of the democratic reflexes of Greek society

How to deal with irregular migration and labour market needs

Irregular Immigration: Matching the Labor Market and Mobility Incentives Memo 42: Irregular immigration policy needs restructuring in a way that benefits both destination countries and the immigrants. The EU and the US should focus policy efforts on strengthening cooperation with sender countries, increasing the incentives for legal migration, and targeting the legalization of irregular immigrants. [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:42:52+00:00 September 12th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on How to deal with irregular migration and labour market needs

Health care is a fundamental human right

Watch this wonderful video made by Spanish doctors against the current reform of the health care policy towards (irregular) migrants. It explains very eloquently that providing health care is the obligation of each and every doctor - part of their oath to Ippocrates, indeed an ancient Greek legacy we can be proud of! - Health [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:43:22+00:00 September 6th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Health care is a fundamental human right