Press Release

Humanitarian Governance
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November 01, 2022
In view of the mandatory reassessment by Greece of the designation of Türkiye as a “safe third country” in November, 15 civil society organisations have written to the Greek Asylum Service, the Ministers of Migration and Asylum and of Foreign Affairs, and the European Commission urging them to:

Immediately repeal the national list of safe third countries set out by JMD 42799/2021, as amended by JMD 458568/2021.

Publish previous and upcoming opinions of the Director of the Asylum Service regarding the designation of safe third countries, which should be made available to asylum seekers subject to the application of the list according to the European Commission.

Stop dismissing asylum applications as inadmissible based on the “safe third country” concept.
Refugees & Migrants
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September 07, 2022
Ο Συνήγορος καλεί την πολιτική ηγεσία να επανεξετάσει τη συμμετοχή του στις επιτροπές αυτές προκειμένου να διασφαλίσει τον ρόλο και την φυσιογνωμία της Ανεξάρτητης Αρχής αλλά και των προαναφερόμενων επιτροπών.
Refugees & Migrants
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July 07, 2022
The Court observed that criminal proceedings had been instituted against the coastguards involved in the events in question. Such proceedings were in principle capable of shedding light on the circumstances of the case and leading to the establishment of the facts and, where appropriate, the punishment of those responsible.
Refugees & Migrants
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July 05, 2022
Οι εκπρόσωποι των Οργανώσεων της Κοινωνίας των Πολιτών, ζητάμε από την ελληνική Πολιτεία να επιληφθεί του προβλήματος και να θεσπίσει ειδική άδεια διαμονής μέχρι την συμπλήρωση του 21ου έτος της ηλικίας τους - παράλληλα με το δικαίωμα για διεθνή προστασία - για τα ασυνόδευτα παιδιά, καθώς και για όσα από αυτά ενηλικιώνονται.
Humanitarian Governance
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March 08, 2022

Since the end of December, asylum-seekers in Greece have been receiving ‘cash cards’ as part of an agreement between the Greek government and Catholic Relief Services (CRS). According to the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum, cards have been distributed to all eligible asylum-seekers. In January, overdue payments for October and November were made, with the expectation that disbursements will resume functioning normally at the beginning of March. The new distribution system is based on information from the Greek Asylum Service (GAS) database, and all registered asylum-seekers are entitled to cash assistance until a final decision on their asylum application is delivered.