Entries by Stamatia Zisiadou

SCHULTZ: ECONOMIC PENALTIES TO THE COUNTRIES THAT REFUSE TO ACCEPT REFUGEES – The proposal by the head of the German Social Democratic Party

An Economic penalty in European countries that do not accept refugees and, on the contrary, additional support to coherent countries, the head of the German Social Democratic Party SPD and candidate Chancellor Martin Schultz asks. Assuming he is elected as Chancellor in the fall,  the German politician wants the function of this issue to be […]

POLAND BLOCKS REFUGEES FROM GREECE AND ITALY – ”No” to refugees from the ruling party leader

Warsaw sends the message to the European Union that the country is not willing to proceed to the relocation of refugees, said the ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kantzinski. Speaking at the party’s congress, Mr Kandzinski argued that given that Poland has not exploited the countries from which the refugees originate, nor invited them to Europe, […]

AVRAMOPOULOS: IMPORTANT PROGRESS IN IMMIGRATION – More efficient management at EU level

It is estimated that Europe will be able to manage more effectively migration in the future, said Dimitris Avramopoulos, noting that the EU has made significant progress in the last two years at all levels. Speaking in Paris, the Commissioner for Immigration, Home Affairs and Citizenship in the presentation of the OECD’s International Migration Survey […]

GREECE: NO HOSPITALITY POSSIBILITIES FOR VICTIMS OF TORTURE – Major challenge the lack of housing provision

Lack of hospitality, inadequate identification of vulnerable cases, encroaching on the islands, risk of a return to Turkey. Victims of torture are coming to Greece to look for a better future, but in some cases, they are experiencing new injuries. The above were found during an event organised by the Hellenic Council for Refugees, the […]

NEW FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PACKAGE FROM EU TO REFUGEES – € 90 million from Brussels for refugees in three countries

€ 90 million of economic aid was given by the European Union to refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.According to UNICEF’s announcement, the donation was made on World Refugee Day and will be used for the professional education and psychological support of hundreds of young people in refugee countries. The same announcement also states that […]

THE EU MEMBER STATES THAT REFUSE TO ACCEPT MUSLIM REFUGEES – Disputes over refugee relocation continue

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has ruled out the possibility of a common European immigration policy following the Warsaw meeting of the Visegrad Group leaders (Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) ). Last week, the European Commission launched the first stage of the preliminary ruling procedure against […]

AUSTRIA PROPOSES TO CLOSE THE MEDITERRANEAN ROUTE FOR REFUGEES – Intense reactions against the proposal

Intense reactions have emerged followed the proposal by Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurtz for the complete closing of the so-called Mediterranean Route for Refugees and Immigrants. Mr Kurtz now asks refugees rescued in the Mediterranean to be transported directly to reception centres in Tunisia or Egypt, which has been categorically rejected by the former, while […]