Entries by Stamatia Zisiadou

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: 65 MILLION REFUGEES – The UNHCR annual report

A record number of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons worldwide has been reported, according to UNHCR’s annual report. The figure reaches 65.6 million and shows an increase of 300.000 compared to 2015, lower than in the 2014-2015 period when the number reached five million. However, High Commissioner for Refugee Affairs, Filippo Grandi, stressed again […]

DUBLIN REGULATION TO BE REFORMED – Process is moving slow

The process of reforming the Dublin III Regulation, which aims to establish a single asylum system for all Member States, is undergoing extremely slow and difficult steps. Greece and Italy are looking for a fairer “Dublin”, as under the current regulation they are obliged to examine all asylum applications lodged in the EU. However, some […]

ALARMING LIVING CONDITIONS FOR REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS  – What the UN report reveals

Against the backdrop of the United Nations report on refugees and immigrants, which came out last week and which is particularly worrying about the living conditions of these people, many questions about their health and care are raised. In the report, there is talk of “incredible overcrowding” at Hospitality Centers, “lack of policing,” for government […]

PENALTIES TO THE COUNTRIES THAT REFUSE TO ACCEPT REFUGEES – Sanctions will be imposed from tomorrow

From Wednesday sanctions will be imposed on countries that are not implementing the refugee relocation agreement. A month ago, Commissioner for Immigration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, warned the Member States not complying with the relocation of refugees from Greece and Italy, giving four weeks. As he stated, “the Commission will not hesitate to make use of the […]

AVRAMOPOULOS: “WE MUST NOT CONFUSE REFUGEES WITH TERRORISTS” – Call for Unity and Solidarity

”People of Europe must not confuse terrorists with asylum seekers”, was the message of the European Commissioner for Immigration and Internal Affairs, Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos, on the occasion of the latest terrorist strikes in Manchester and London. “There must be no confusion between terrorism and immigration or between terrorists and asylum seekers. We hear voices […]

GERMANY IS NOT FULFILLING ITS OBLIGATION ON RELOCATION – Need for right implementation of the relocation scheme

The German Foreign Ministry admits that the EU’s rules on relocation to the country of immigrants from Greece have not been respected, Die Welt reports. According to the decision of the European Council, Germany should have received 28,000 immigrants and refugees who have applied for asylum in Greece by the end of September this year, […]

EU HUMANITARIAN AID TO AFGHAN REFUGEES – Commission aids with 44 million

The European Commission has announced that it will provide humanitarian aid of € 44 million to Afghan refugees in various countries. The announcement issued by the Commission noted that financial assistance will be provided to Afghan refugees who need help from chronic conflicts and natural disasters. The Humanitarian Assistance package will mainly cover Afghan refugees […]

AVRAMOPOULOS: “INTEGRATING IMMIGRANTS IN THE LABOR MARKET” – The significant benefits of the integration

The “Employers together for integration” initiative was launched by Dimitris Avramopoulos during the second European Debate on Skills and Immigration, held at the European Business Summit in Brussels. The Commissioner for Immigration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, in the presence of the presidents and senior managers of many companies committed to promoting the integration of immigrants, […]