Greece

The European Court of Human Rights condemns Greece over deadly refugee boat sinking

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has convicted Greece for serious omissions and multiple human rights violations over the sinking of a refugee boat in 2014, in which eight children and three women lost their lives. During the early…

Interview with Sophia Sakorafa on NATO, Greece’s position and her resignation from the Greek Parliamentary Arms Committee

Last Monday, July 4th, the Deputy President of the Greek Parliament and MP of MeRA25 (greek DiEM25), Sophia Sakorafa, published a statement on social media about her resignation from the Greek Parliamentary Arms Committee, blaming the procedure that is systematically…

Greece: Redefining the human-nature relationship

From June 30 until July 2, the 2nd Youth Lifelong Learning Festival took place in Larissa, Greece. It was held at Mill of Pappas, a cultural heritage museum at the edge of the city center, and included concerts, theatrical performances,…

Building the “trail of optimism” in Volos, Greece

Active Citizens of Volos, a grassroots initiative, made an open call on July 27th to all the citizens in the city of Volos to help build a hiking trail under the name “trail of optimism”. But what does the “trail…

27 municipalities in Greece say no to nuclear weapons.

The number of municipalities in Greece that support the “World Without Wars and Violence” #σώσετηνπόλη (#SaveTheCity) initiative and the call of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), urging the Greek Government to sign and ratify the Treaty on…

Greece, mission accomplished. Still I Rise fulfills its educational goal in Samos

Lessons at Mazì center will end in mid-May, but the organization will continue its advocacy work in the country. A needs assessment is ongoing on mainland Greece, with the aim of a possible relocation of the educational project, if needed.…

Greece, Municipality of Gavdos supports TIAN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Gavdos, the southernmost municipality in Europe, responds to the Greek government’s call to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons TIAN. By Decision 21/2022, the City Council of the Municipality of Gavdos unanimously decided to: To…

Criminalization at Europe’s borders: unconvering the risks faced by those who support asylum seekers

Asylum seekers travelling to Europe via irregular migration routes often rely on assistance from lawyers, NGOs, and volunteers following their arrival. Drawing on research conducted in Greece, Gemma Bird details the risks that these individuals and organisations take in their efforts to…

Greece Using Other Migrants to Expel Asylum Seekers

Greek security forces are employing third country nationals, men who appear to be of Middle Eastern or South Asian origin, to push asylum seekers back at the Greece-Turkey land border, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The…

Greece: Minister of Immigration threatens criminal investigations of lawyer who denounces pushbacks

Following direct testimony by Cornelia Ernst, Member of the European Parliament, about a pushback underway in Samos, Notis Mitarachi makes a denial and announces investigations by the authorities of Dimitris Choulis, a human rights lawyer and a consultant for Still…

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