Migration and immigration are high on any nation’s agenda but have particular resonance in Europe in light of recent events. The new edition of this book has been fully updated in this respect and explores: • Immigration policy in individual EU nations • The treatment of migrants, including immigrant policies • The development and effects of the Shengen agreement • The movement towards common EU policies. It looks specifically at the contexts of Britain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey as well as a examining the changing nature of migration dynamics in central and Eastern Europe. This book is a significant and timely analysis suitable for students of migration at any level.
Chapter 10: Greece and Turkey: New Migration Dynamics in South East Europe?
War, poverty and oppression have been the key – but not the only – drivers of migration towards South East Europe through what has been called the ‘Eastern Mediterranean corridor’ linking Asian countries such as Afghanistan and countries in the Middle East and Horn of Africa to Turkey and Greece. For example, in the space of ten days at the end of May 2015, around 1,500 people arrived on the Greek island of Kos, a popular holiday destination. These 1,500 people formed part of the total of around 39,000 people who arrived in Greece by sea between January and May 2015 (compared to 45,000 who ...