Human migration

Realty sector to boom from Q4

The Greek property market looks set to find itself in a privileged position once the travel restrictions are lifted and foreign investors return. The main attraction will once again be the Golden Visa residence permit program for those who invest at least 250,000 euros in Greek realty, providing they originate from non-European Union countries.

Draft migration bill submitted for consultation

The Migration Ministry submitted its five-point draft bill on migration for public consultation on Friday. The consultation will last until April 24.

The bill provides for speeding up the processing and approval/rejection of asylum applications, the creation of closed controlled structures on the islands, and the legal requirements for the latter's new operating framework.

More than 1,600 unaccompanied minor migrants to be relocated to EU countries.

A plan is under way to relocate at least 1,600 unaccompanied minors from Greek refugee camps to several European Unon countries, European Commission spokesman Jahnz Adalbert has said.

The relocation was decided on March 6 but has been delayed by the spread of the coronavirus.