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Immigration Policy Minister Mouzalas says 25-30 thousand refugees remain permanently in Greece
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Immigration Policy Minister Mouzalas says 25-30 thousand refugees remain permanently in Greece

makis - Sep 09, 2017

Between 25,000-30,000 refugees and immigrants, who have applied for asylum and are not subject to relocation will remain permanently in Greece, Minister of Immigration Policy Ioannis Mouzalas…

Stranded migrants in Greek camp protest over living conditions
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Stranded migrants in Greek camp protest over living conditions

makis - Feb 06, 2017

A group of migrants and refugees on Monday blocked a Greek minister from entering the former Athens airport terminal, where they have been stranded for months, in…

Mouzalas: “The refugees must remain on the islands”
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Mouzalas: “The refugees must remain on the islands”

makis - Nov 21, 2016

The Minister of Migration Policy Yannis Mouzalas argued that refugees entering Greece must remain on the islands, as part of the EU-Turkey agreement. According to Mr. Mouzalas,…

Mouzalas: “Refugee tents to be replaced with huts by 15 December”
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Mouzalas: “Refugee tents to be replaced with huts by 15 December”

makis - Nov 03, 2016

The Alternate Minister of Migration Policy Yannis Mouzalas announced that the tents at the refugee hospitality center at Schisto will be replaced by huts by the 15th…

Mouzalas admits errors in handling refugee crisis, defends overall record
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Mouzalas admits errors in handling refugee crisis, defends overall record

Sokratis - Oct 16, 2016

Speaking at SYRIZA’s congress in Athens on Saturday, Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas defended the government’s handling of the refugee crisis and said the upholding of the…

Mouzalas denies creation of new hotspot on Mytilene
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Mouzalas denies creation of new hotspot on Mytilene

Panos - Sep 20, 2016

Alternate Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas ruled out the creation of a new hosting center (hospot) on Mytilene in a letter to Mytilene mayor Spyros Galinos. "As you…

Mouzalas: Government to allow refugees and migrants to work legally and have health cover
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Mouzalas: Government to allow refugees and migrants to work legally and have health cover

Panos - Aug 23, 2016

Alternate Minister of Immigration Policy Ioannis Mouzalas revealed the Greek government intended to pass legislation granting refugees and migrants in camps the right to work, education, health…

Crete in turmoil after Germany’s decision to send 3,000 refugee to island
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Crete in turmoil after Germany’s decision to send 3,000 refugee to island

chris1 - Aug 14, 2016

The decision by Germany to relocate 3,000 ‘excessive’ refugees to the island of Crete has caused an uproar among the resident of the Greek island. The decision…

Mouzalas insists that migrant arrival levels are under control
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Mouzalas insists that migrant arrival levels are under control

Sokratis - Aug 13, 2016

Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas on Friday sought to allay concerns about rising migrant arrivals following talks with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, noting that the numbers are…

In bid to decongest migrant centers, gov’t to move 2,000 people to Crete
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In bid to decongest migrant centers, gov’t to move 2,000 people to Crete

Panos - Aug 12, 2016

In a bid to decongest overcrowded migrant reception centers on the islands of the eastern Aegean as arrivals from neighboring Turkey increase, some 2,000 people are to…

Greece urges ‘Plan B’ in case EU-Turkey migrant deal fails
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Greece urges ‘Plan B’ in case EU-Turkey migrant deal fails

Panos - Aug 03, 2016

Greece’s immigration minister called Wednesday on the European Union to draw up a back-up plan in case Turkey reneged on a controversial deal aimed at stemming the…

Most migrant centers to be replaced
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Most migrant centers to be replaced

chris1 - Jul 17, 2016

Three quarters of the country’s migrant reception centers are to close by September, according to government plans. The second phase of a government scheme to deal with…

Mouzalas: Half the people being hosted in island shelters irregular migrants
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Mouzalas: Half the people being hosted in island shelters irregular migrants

Panos - Jun 23, 2016

Alternate Migration Policy Minister Yannis Mouzalas made the statement in answer to a question by Communist Party (KKE) deputy Stavros Tassos. He added that 8,000 requests for…

Mouzalas: Refugees will be allocated around Greece
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Mouzalas: Refugees will be allocated around Greece

Panos - May 31, 2016

The construction of new settlements with houses instead of tents on the model of Eleonas will begin at the end of June and the majority of temporary…

Mouzalas: The next goal is to evacuate Elliniko and Piraeus
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Mouzalas: The next goal is to evacuate Elliniko and Piraeus

Panos - May 26, 2016

The Minister of Migration Policy Yannis Mouzalas announced that after the evacuation of the makeshift camp in Idomeni, his next goal will be to clear out the…

Gov’t ‘concerned, not proud’ after clashes at Lesvos refugee center, says minister
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Gov’t ‘concerned, not proud’ after clashes at Lesvos refugee center, says minister

Panos - Apr 27, 2016

Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said the government is “concerned, not proud and not happy” following clashes between migrants and riot police at a refugee registration center on…

Immigration Minister Mouzalas admitted to Athens hospital
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Immigration Minister Mouzalas admitted to Athens hospital

makis - Apr 04, 2016

Greek Immigration Minister John Mouzalas was urgently admitted to hospital Monay morning after feeling intense pain. He is currently under medical supervision at a hospital in Attica…

Mouzalas: I cannot guarantee that we will not have children dying at Idomeni
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Mouzalas: I cannot guarantee that we will not have children dying at Idomeni

Panos - Mar 23, 2016

Alternate Minister for Migration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas on Tuesday in an interview with Alpha TV expressed his fears that children may die at Idomeni. Mr. Mouzalas admitted…

Greece can provide shelter for 70,000, says Mouzalas
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Greece can provide shelter for 70,000, says Mouzalas

makis - Mar 08, 2016

Greece’s minister for migration says the government can provide shelter space for up to 70,000 migrants - roughly double the current number of people stranded in the…

Mouzalas says Greece must be prepared for more refugees
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Mouzalas says Greece must be prepared for more refugees

Panos - Mar 07, 2016

Alternate Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas referred to the condition of thousands of refugees who are stranded in Greece, in his address on Sunday to SYRIZA Central Committee.…