The Greek authorities must do more to prevent racist and xenophobic attacks and fully investigate those that occur, Amnesty International said following the fatal stabbing of an Iraqi man amid a rise in xenophobic attacks. The 19-year-old died in hospital on Sunday after being repeatedly stabbed near an unofficial mosque in Anaxagora Street in central … Continue reading
Prostitutes have been rounded up and jailed as new cases soar by CHARLOTTE MCDONALD-GIBSON The women glare into the camera, their humiliated, pale faces smeared with make-up and tears. Glazed eyes stare out under lurid headlines warning of “the nightmare of Aids” with “infected prostitutes” posing a “death trap for hundreds of people”.
The EU declined Greece’s plan to erect a fence on the border to Turkey saying it was “unnecessary and too expensive”. Assoc. Prof Danış told bianet that a fence was not the solution to the reasons of immigration. In her opinion, Greece wanted to give a message with this project. The European Union (EU) declined the plan … Continue reading
Who will benefit from the new set of Greek austerity measures, which got a violent response from the crowd on Sunday? Author and consultant Adrian Salbuchi says it’s the bankers, who are responsible for the economic downturn in the first place. There are two key questions that have to be asked, he told RT, the … Continue reading
Sanya Khetani In a bid to curb the number of illegal immigrants that enter the country, Greece has begun construction on a 6 mile-long, 13 foot-tall barbed-wire-topped fence along its border with Turkey, EUObserver reports. The fence — to be completed in September in the Evros region on the Greek-Turkish border — will be equipped with a network of night-vision … Continue reading