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Surveillance drones | NGO registries | Integration vs Border protection

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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.
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START WITH SOLOMON
Janka Ochojska, MEP from Poland, visited Ritsona and Malakasa camps few days ago, in order to push for the stop of the 3-meter-high military-grade concrete wall being built around the camps.
Two weeks ago, Solomon published a piece on the situation in the Diavata Open Facility of First Reception where a similar concrete wall is being constructed around the perimeter of the facility.
"We call it ‘modernization’" – reception centers for migrants will be ‘closed’ facilities.
NEWS & STORIES
Greece seeks bids to build closed holding centres for migrants on islands.
Greece shouldn't have to integrate refugees, minister says.
Greece Highlights: Tracing Mechanism Helps identify Children in Danger - 24/7 Helpline to the Rescue of Unaccompanied Children (April 2021) - Greece | ReliefWeb
Greece to EU: Don't let countries use migrants as leverage.
EU report details role of race and ethnicity in use of ‘stop and search’.
Ceuta influx shows why Europe cannot outsource its migrant problem.
Photos: Death and despair as African migrants arrive in Spain.
LONGREADS
Registry of NGOs working with refugees and migrants in Greece under scrutiny.
With Turkey on the Outs, Greece Is Making a Comeback in the Eastern Mediterranean.
NOT TO LOSE
Athens Photo World 2021
Greece | Country Page | World | Human Rights Watch.
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