immigration

thumbnailGreece defends handling of illegal immigrants
2014-09-08Human rights groups and the opposition criticise light court sentences and a dropped investigation into violence against immigrants.
thumbnailAlbania and Greece to solve passports issue
2014-02-06Greek border authorities do not allow some Albanians residing in Greece to re-enter the country because their children's Albanian passports list places of birth in Albanian.
thumbnailJoint border police centres boost Balkan nations' fight against illegal immigration
2014-01-16The centres allow for exchange of information among border police forces and joint operations.
thumbnailCitizens show solidarity with asylum seekers
2014-01-10Some citizens are offering help as the Council of Europe urges Serbia to take action to increase the capacity of its asylum system.
thumbnailReturning to Turkey is still a dream for some in Greece
2014-01-09Turkish citizens who immigrated to Greece want to reclaim Turkey as their home.
thumbnailGreece moves to repeal immigrant citizenship law
2012-12-10The prime minister and extremists are taking tough stand on immigration.
thumbnailSome Albanians consider changing nationality for profit
2011-06-27Basic economics is spurring at least a couple thousand people to go Greek.
Extremists target immigrants in Athens
2011-05-13ATHENS, Greece -- Extremists attacked immigrants in Athens on Thursday (May 12th) during a demonstration by about 2,000 youths protesting Tuesday's k...
Turkey taking measures amid influx of Syrian migrants
2011-05-02ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey has increased its humanitarian aid to address a possible fresh wave of immigrants seeking to escape neighbouring Syria, amid...
EU foreign ministers to discuss illegal immigration issues
2011-04-29NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Foreign ministers of Italy, Greece, Israel, Malta and Cyprus will gather on Friday (April 29th) in Limassol for an informal meetin...
Romania to accept 200 Tunisian immigrants
2011-04-18BUCHAREST, Romania -- President Traian Basescu said on Sunday (April 17th) that his country is ready to accept 200 Tunisian immigrants in response to...
thumbnailUNHCR: Serbia tops global asylum-seekers' table
2011-03-29Although the number of asylum seekers fell worldwide, Serbia lodged 10,000 more claims last year than in 2009.
Albanian parliament adopts law to help returnees from Europe
2011-02-22TIRANA, Albania -- Parliament adopted a law Monday (February 21st) for repatriated Albanians from Europe, excluding them from customs tax in order to...
Greece determined to build border fence, Bulgaria too
2011-01-20WARSAW, Poland -- Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas said on Wednesday (January 19th) that his government will go ahead with a planned fence al...
Berlin decides not to return asylum seekers to Greece
2011-01-20BERLIN, Germany -- Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Wednesday (January 19th) that his country will not force asylum seekers to return to...
Greek police prevent clash at immigrant rally
2011-01-16ATHENS, Greece -- Police clashed with 500 extremists who were targeting a protest against a planned fence on the Greek Turkish border in Athens on Sa...
Bulgarian police bust human-trafficking ring
2010-12-02SOFIA, Bulgaria -- The interior ministry announced on Wednesday (December 1st) that it has busted an international human trafficking ring that was br...
thumbnailIllegal immigrants dream of a better life in EU countries
2010-11-22The EU border agency Frontex is now actively helping Greece stem the flood of illegal immigrants trying to cross into the country from Turkey. SETimes correspondent Alexander Christie-Miller spoke to several young men willing to risk their lives to get here.
Albanian immigrants to apply for biometric passports in Greece, Italy
2010-09-15TIRANA, Albania -- Immigrants living in Greece and Italy will soon be able to apply for biometric passports in consular offices in the two countries....
Albania implementing integration regimen for repatriated
2010-09-08TIRANA, Albania -- Albania is now implementing a programme to integrate repatriated illegal immigrants from EU countries, one of the criteria it must...
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