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Greece

Greece has traditionally been an emigration country. This changed in the 1970s when immigration started to outnumber emigration. However, Greece first started to create a legal framework for the management of immigration flows only in the 1990s. Yet, lacking perspectives to acquire and maintain a legal residence status continue to shape the situation of many immigrants from non-EU states until today.

The first section of this country profile deals with the historical development of migratory flows to and from Greece since the 1970s. This is followed by a look at the main features of the migrant population in Greece particularly taking into account the question of irregular migrants and asylum seekers, as the three types of flows and stocks (legal, irregular and asylum) in the case of Greece are closely intertwined. Further sections then deal with the main migration management policies as well as citizenship and integration issues. The country profile concludes with a discussion of current and future challenges with regard to migration flows.

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Current Developments in Greece's Refugee and Asylum Policy

Since 2015, Greece's asylum system has undergone considerable changes due to rising migratory pressure and political measures adopted at the EU level to curtail the irregular inflow of asylum seekers.…

Anna Papoutsi

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Historical Development of Migration

Greece has traditionally been an emigration country. This changed in the 1970s when immigration started to outnumber emigration. However, Greece first started to create a legal framework for the…

Anna Triandafyllidou

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The Immigrant Population

According to the 2011 national census data, there were 713,000 third country nationals and 199,000 non-Greek EU citizens living in Greece accounting for 6.5 percent and 1.8 percent of the total…

Anna Triandafyllidou

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Migration Policies: Recent Developments

Greek migration policies in the 1990s and 2000s have largely been characterized by a reactive approach to irregular migration and informal employment in the country’s black market economy. The main…

Anna Triandafyllidou

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Citizenship and Integration Policies

Greek nationality has been based predominantly on the "jus sanguinis" principle and, until March 2010, the naturalization procedure was long, costly, and with a very uncertain outcome even for…

Anna Triandafyllidou

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Irregular Migration and Asylum

During the past five years, Greece has become "famous" in Europe for its failing asylum system which was characterized by inappropriate processing of the applications.

Anna Triandafyllidou

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Current and Future Challenges

A lack of perspective and a reluctance to accept that Greece is an immigration country remain the main two features of the Greek migration management model. After 20 years of experience as a host…

Anna Triandafyllidou

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References

Here you can find references and further reading for Country Profile 30: "Greece" by Anna Triandafyllidou.

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