Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of the Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left) party will attempt to integrate Third World migrants. Two generations’ experience across Europe including in the UK, France and Germany since the 1960s give an indication of how successful the integration can be expected to be.
Authorities are preparing measures to integrate between 25,000-30,000 asylum seekers who are not entitled to relocation under the existing European Union program, Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas has said.
Speaking to Ta Nea newspaper over the weekend, Mouzalas said that a three-pronged scheme is under way to integrate newcomers, involving a new registration process and the issuing of tax identification and social security numbers; school enrolment for children; and access to the local labor market.
Asked about Greece’s recent decision to take back a small number of asylum seekers in line with the EU’s so-called Dublin rules, Mouzalas said that Athens had only accepted returns “from countries who helped us by consenting to up to 17,000 relocations and 7,000 [family] reunions.”
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Greece (GR) is estimated to have a population of 10.9 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -0.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 0.2 million.