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From the lead paragraph, it appears that migration has been a hot topic in Greece for a decade. It is likely to be a similarly hot topic for decades in the future given Greece’s population is falling due to low birth rates, and that of the nearby Third World remains relatively high.


“Migration is a political hot potato rarely out of the news” read an article of the Sunday Times (2008). And it is true, indeed. It’s all about a long-lasting affair called migration. Which, by the way, remains one of Greece’s political and social thorns, deep under its skin. Entering 2018 has made no change whatsoever and the immediate future looks grim though not uneventful at all.

What a bummer…

Yannis Mouzalas, the Greek Alternate Minister of Immigration Policy was expected to visit the northern Aegean island of Chios on Wednesday, January 3. The General Secretary of the Ministry, Miltiadis Klapas was the man who came instead. According to him, the minister had to make a last-minute cancellation of his trip due to his heavy workload in Athens.


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Athens - capital of Greece - is in the middle of the map below.

49.2° N
1.3° E
46.3° E
26.7° N


Athens, Greece

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.