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It’s Just Europe’s Turn: EU’s and Greece’s Responses to the Current Refugee and Migration Flows

  • Anastasia Chalkia
  • Anastasios Giouzepas
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Abstract

The last 2 years, an unprecedented number of refugees and migrants entered the European Union (EU) countries. Greece, as a country of the EU’s southern periphery, is among the countries that face the refugee crisis. This article recognizes that it is just Europe’s turn to face the challenges emerging either from the size of the population on the move or from its origins. The EU and its Member States experience distinct challenges in three phases during the evolution of the refugee-migration phenomenon, i.e. during the creation, the reception, and the integration of the “newcomers.” This article mainly focuses on the European and Greek responses to the reception demands. It presents in detail the evolution of the recently established the Greek Asylum Service. The article concludes with the citation of ideas and recommendations concerning the European and the Greek management of the current refugee and migration flows.

Keywords

Migrant Refugee Asylum International protection Reception Europe EU Greece Greek Asylum Service 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anastasia Chalkia
    • 1
  • Anastasios Giouzepas
    • 2
  1. 1.Greek Asylum Service, Asylum Unit for Examining Applications of International Protection from Citizens of Pakistan, Ministry of Migration PolicyAthensGreece
  2. 2.Greek Asylum Service, Regional Asylum Office of Attica, Ministry of Migration PolicyAthensGreece

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