PRESS RELEASES & ARTICLES

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 go for Cash4solidarity!

Within the framework of its current partnership with UNHCR through EU funding, SolidarityNow implements a cash transfer project for the beneficiaries of its accommodation projects. Implementing the decisions by UNHCR and the Cash working groups, SolidarityNow distributed pre-paid cards, loaded with the amount corresponding to each beneficiary’s household. In order to prevent complications and user […]

Greek Prime Minister visits SolidarityNow’s Hospitality Structure in Tilos

The Greek Prime Minister Mr. Alexis Tsipras visited the Tilos Family Hospitality Center on December 13, 2016. He was greeted by Tilos Mayor Ms Maria Kamma, the SolidarityNow staff, the program’s beneficiaries and many residents. The Mayor informed the Prime Minister about the program which is supported by UNHCR and SolidarityNow, on positive attitude of […]

“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 […]

PRESS CONFERENCE

PRESS CONFERENCE   On Thursday 15 December 2016, the Hellenic League for Human Rights and SolidarityNow will hold a press conference about: The rule of law with regards to the possible extradition of 8 Turkish officials. Interventions will be made by: Nikos Alivizatos, professor emeritus of Constitutional Law at the University of Athens Konstantinos Tsitselikis, president […]

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 […]

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