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2019

  • 25/02/2019 - Special report
    - Relocation Revisited The Greek Case
    The Greek Ombudsman published a report on the EU Relocation Programme for asylum seekers, on the occasion of the Regional Board of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) meeting in Athens on February 20, 2019. An assessment of the EU emergency measure of relocating asylum seekers form Greece to other Member-states was assigned to the Ombudsman by the IOI European Regional Board. Mr. Andreas Pottakis, participating in the Board, presented the report in their meeting in Brussels in October 2018 and also sent it to the Greek Minister for Migration, Dimitris Vitsas.

2018

  • 31/12/2018 - Special report
    - Special report on return of third country nationals
    The fact that the dramatic reduction in the numbers of forced returns of third country nationals in 2018 does not correspond to the high number of administrative detainees in view of return, is highlighted by the Greek Ombudsman in the special report in his capacity as national monitoring mechanism for returns according to EU law.
  • 18/07/2018 - Summary
    - Holder’s name on seaman’s book can be written by way of derogation from the standard ELOT transcription in Latin
    Citizens, mainly of foreign origin, asked for the Greek Ombudsman’s mediation because the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy rejected their requests to have their names written on the seaman’s book by way of derogation from the ELOT 743 standard, which resulted in their data being different than those written on their identity cards or documents kept in their country of origin. The Ombudsman highlighted that good administrative practice requires the uniform standardisation of Greek citizens’ data in all identity documents, i.e. the identity card, passport and, therefore, the seaman’s book, so that seamen won’t have identification problems. Following a meeting between the Secretary-General for Shipping and Island Policy, Ministry staff and a representative of the Greek Ombudsman, the Ministry adopted a Decision providing for the transcription of the data in the seaman’s books in Latin characters by way of derogation from the ELOT 743 standard, in so far as it agrees with the data on the identity card.
  • 29/03/2018 - Summary
    - Travel documents to beneficiaries of international protection holding a long-term residence permit
    A refugee and holder of a “long-term residence-work permit” of the Hellenic Republic, filed a complaint with the Ombudsman regarding an application submitted to the Aliens Directorate of Attica of the Hellenic Police, for renewal of his travel document (TDV - Titre de voyage).
  • 27/02/2018 - Document
    - How can I become a Greek Citizen? (Simplified instructions on the acquisition of Greek citizenship)
    The instructions attached are the materialisation of an idea that has have been formulated during a work meeting between the Ombudsman and immigrant communities, in December 2017. The final outcome is a product of the cooperation between the Ombudsman and the Citizenship Directorate of the Greek Ministry of Interior. It aims at promoting integration policies for immigrants, through better understanding of the administrative procedures of the Greek state.

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