Surveillance drones and high concrete walls are among the amplified security measures set to be introduced in 39 camps across Greek mainland and islands largely funded by the EU. Also, magnetic gates with integrated thermographic cameras, X-ray machines and security cameras at the entry and exit points.
While few people are protesting against these inhumane acts, Front-LEX, Progress Lawyers Network, and the Greek Helsinki Monitor have submitted a legal action
against the European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex at the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU).
In other news, a couple of days ago, Refugee Support Aegean (RSA) released an important timeline
on the NGO registry. “The Ministry of Migration and Asylum has issued negative decisions to certain organizations on the ground that they have not provided financial reports for covering the two years preceding their applications. However, it has approved the applications of several NGOs founded less than two years ago and thereby unable to provide such documentation.” That reminds me our recent story on NGO Hopeland
which by the way since April 21, 2021, changed its name to Hopeten.