Dimitris Kairidis

Migrant arrivals on Gavdos, Crete continue unabated

Shortly before Monday's visit by Migration and Asylum Minister Dimitris Kairidis to Gavdos, south of Crete, 74 people were found on a boat that was at risk 10 nautical miles southeast of the island and rescued by the coast guard. They were transferred to the port town of Palaiochora, Hania on Crete (photo).

Kathimerini Forum: Signs of optimism in the Western Balkans, but no closer to EU accession

There are signs of optimism in the Western Balkan, but the countries in the region are not closer to becoming part of the European Union, despite the bloc's investments, said Migration Minister Dimitris Kairidis on Tuesday. 

Migration Minister: We have a duty to continue fighting human trafficking

"We have a duty to continue our fight against human trafficking and to ensure legal avenues for migration," stated Migration and Asylum Minister Dimitris Kairidis on Wednesday, at a ceremony for the handover of the presidency of the International centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) to Greece from Turkey.

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