Migrant centres

    • Amid pressure, Greece puts migrant shelters under state control

      Amid pressure, Greece puts migrant shelters under state control

      More than two dozen shelters hosting asylum seekers on the Greek mainland will come under the administrative control of the Migration and Asylum Ministry as part of the effort to improve the operation of these facilities, many of which are currently under the authority of international organizations or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Ekathimerini reported on Thursday.

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    • Greece gets tougher with arriving asylum seekers

      Greece gets tougher with arriving asylum seekers

      Greece will shut down overcrowded refugee camps on its Aegean islands and replace them with more restrictive holding centres, authorities said last Wednesday. The move is part of a government plan to tackle the resurgence in migrant arrivals in the last months. Vowing to tighten its borders and clear away bottlenecks in asylum procedures, Greek parliament approved earlier this month tougher asylum guidelines

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    • Bavaria opens first migrant transit centre

      Bavaria opens first migrant transit centre

      The southern German state of Bavaria opened on 1 August the first “Anker” centre to process migrants arriving through the Austrian border. The facilities, which are important part of the Interior Minister Horst Seehofer “migration master plan”, aim at reducing the number of asylum seekers in the country. Migrants will be kept in these centres until their case is processed and they either get the right to stay, or are set for a return.

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