Migration back on main political agendaPoliticsGreek Politics
As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis headed to Prague for the meeting of leaders to discuss the European Political Community, hoping to share his concerns about Turkey with his counterparts, the issue of migration, one of the friction points between Athens and Ankara, was making headlines again in Greece.
Baerbock visit leaves Athens hopeful of shift in Germany's stance on Greek-Turkish disputesPoliticsForeign Policy
German Foreign Minister Analena Baerbock visited Athens for the first time since her appointment next week and there is a feeling among Greek officials that it may have marked a shift in the way Berlin views the enduring disputes between Athens and Ankara.
Latest criticism regarding human rights, civil society rebuffed by govtPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government’s attitude towards civil society and human rights has come under fire from international institutions in recent days, with the official response blaming propaganda and Turkish provocations for the accusations levelled.
EU Commissioner's visit to islands highlights divisions over management of migrant centresPoliticsGreek Politics
A high-level visit to the islands of the northern Aegean, designed to showcase progress on building new migrant reception centres and improve relations with local communities, has instead highlighted the tensions which persist between the institutions and authorities involved and local communities.
Fresh accusations against NGOs as govt hardens stance on migrationPoliticsGreek Politics
Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi has accused the Turkish coastguard and foreign NGOs of putting migrants’ lives in danger on the Aegean crossing.
Greece buoyed by diplomatic progress on Turkey ahead of EU summit as it plans to reduce refugee campsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be in Brussels on Friday to attend a summit of EU leaders where the response to Turkey’s recent actions in the eastern Mediterranean is expected to form a large part of the agenda.
EU migration pact meets with lukewarm reception in AthensPoliticsGreek Politics
The European Commission’s proposal for a new migration pact, touted by commissioners as a "a proper single cohesive migration policy", has been received in Athens with guarded enthusiasm.
More fires at Moria add to pressure for effective response to asylum crisisPoliticsGreek Politics
Hundreds more refugees and migrants were left without shelter on the island of Lesvos on Wednesday night, after a series of fires burned through the informal encampments which had survived a catastrophic fire that burned the Moria asylum centre the night before.
Moria fire propels migration issue back to top of political agendaPoliticsGreek Politics
Just as the Greek government was expecting some relief from the refugee challenge that has caused it political problems since it came to power last summer, a large fire at the Moria camp for asylum seekers on the island of Lesvos has brought the issue back into sharp focus.
PM denies asylum-seeker pushbacks, argues Covid-19 under controlPoliticsGreek Politics
A wide-ranging interview with Christiane Amanpour gave Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis the opportunity to lay out his government’s position on a number of key issues, including the ongoing tension with Turkey, migration policy, and recent developments on the Covid-19 front.