Pressenza Athens

News from the Pressenza Bureau in Athens, Greece

Athens City Plaza Hotel Squat: will solidarity prevail?

It was a hotel closed by the Greek authorities and the company management was declared bankrupt. The winding up of the business is still pending in order to pay back both salaries owed to the employees and rent owed to…

Refugee Crisis 2016: mass deportations and resettlement efforts by social organizations

On their own initiative, social organisations both inside and outside Greece are attempting to overcome the confusion and the violations of international treaties caused by the joint statement of 28 EU leaders with Turkey on the 18th of March 2016.…

Refugee crisis 2016: Awaiting Greek legislation to implement the EU-Turkey refugee deal

The deal between the European Union and Turkey agreed on the 18th of March is based on a cloudy European and international legal framework. The text uses a fairly vague way of describing people who come into European territory, playing…

Refugee crisis 2016: 410 people drowned or missing in the Aegean

The UNHCR have published figures for the first two months of 2016, giving details of some 138,280 people who came by sea to Greece and Italy, 36% of whom are children while 410 deaths or missing people in the Aegean…

Refugee crisis: People’s safety or border security?

The latest developments at a local and international level to address the refugee crisis in a successful way have triggered many concerns in those who are actively involved with the issue and also in civil society. Refugees and migrants travelling…

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