Tag: Mouzalas

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…