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Common report to the Greek Ombudsman regarding the discrimination in insurance rights

Solidarity Now, along with Generation 2.0, requests from the Ombudsman to intervene in order to put an end to the unacceptable discrimination against foreign workers legally residing in the country, who pay social security contributions to Greek citizens by enjoying – undoubtedly – significantly less benefits. Text of the petition (GR)

Letter to the President of the European Commission

The European Commission Recommendation of 8 December 2016 to resume transfers of certain groups of asylum seekers to Greece as of 15 March 2017 under certain conditions and the Joint Action Plan adopted by the EU Coordinator for the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement together with the Greek authorities raise fundamental questions relating to the […]

“We support the non-extradition of the eight in Turkey. We cannot sacrifice our principles. It is dangerous” Conclusions of the Press Conference for the extradition of the eight Turkish Officials

PRESS RELEASE “We cannot allow the eight to be extradited to Turkey. We can’t sacrifice our values because it’s dangerous” Conclusions of the Press Conference with Regards to the Possible Extradition of 8 Turkish Officials Athens, 15th of December 2016 Highlighting the importance and necessity of the Turkish officers’ non-extradition, given the breakdown of the […]

Problems in opening bank accounts to asylum seekers

Given the difficulties asylum seekers face to open bank accounts, Solidarity Now’s General Manager, Epaminondas Farmakis, in a letter to the Ministries of Finance, Economy and Migration Policy on 8/12/2016, asked for their intervention in order for Greek banks to comply with the principle of legality and ensure the unhindered allocation of bank accounts to […]

JOINT STATEMENT: How many refugees must die before safety is guaranteed in Greece

On 28 November 2016 due to the accident in Moria’s camp that took the  lives of two refugees, SolidarityNow and 22 other organizations made a joint statement about the living conditions and safety rules in the refugee camps around the country. The recent accident at the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos that took the lives […]

«SOLIDARITYNOW: The Greek citizenship is a matter of conscience and inclusion in the society

The granting of Citizenship to second generation migrant children was one of the main policy priorities of the Government from January 2015. The relevant legislation was introduced on July 2015 and was widely praised by civil society organizations. Sadly, the structure of the newly-found Ministry of Migration Policy does not reflect such prioritization, since it […]

How safe is Turkey and for whom?

Yesterday, the Turkish police raided houses and arrested leaders and MPs of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), the second biggest opposition party of the country. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said the arrests were made in respect to the rule of law, although HDP claims that the detainees were refused access to lawyer, while social media are […]