Mitarachi: Greece is no longer experiencing a migration crisis

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"Greece is no longer experiencing a migration crisis," Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi said on Monday.

Arrival flows are down 60 pct in the first seven months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, he said.

There was also a 79 percent drop in those hosted on the islands in July 2021 compared to July 2020 and a 46 percent drop in those hosted in Greece, the minister explained.

In the first seven months of 2021, 7,114 persons left Europe via the deportation, returns and relocations of third countries nationals.

In July 2020 a total of 85,618 asylum seekers were hosted in structures managed or supervised by the Migration Ministry, while only 46,380 people were hosted in July 2021.

Regarding legal migration, particularly Golden Visas, first come Chinese nationals (69.6 pct), followed by Turkish nationals (6.3 percent) and Russian nationals (5.7 percent).

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