“Migration / refugee flows, organized crime, fundamentalism and their management at the EU’s external borders” 23/4/2018

The second session of the educational seminar entitled “Migration / refugee flows, organized crime, fundamentalism and their management at the external borders of the EU” organized by the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, University of Athens, was successfully held on April 23, 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “G. Kranidiotis” hall.

The event was coordinated by Mr. Panagiotis Ioakimidis, Emeritus Professor Emeritus of European Policy and Integration at the National Center for Integration. The first speaker Mr. George Vourekas, Admiral Ea, former Commander of Maritime Operations and Advisor to FRONTEX, referred to the role of FRONTEX in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean. Subsequently, Mr. Sotiris Roussos, Assoc. Professor of the University of the Peloponnese, Scientific Director of the Center for Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies raised the issue of whether or not refugee flows are linked to fundamentalism. Then followed the presentation of Mr Yiannis Hatzigiannis, European Commission representative.
After the break, Mr George Christianos, Hellenic Coast Guard referred to numbers on refugee / migrant flows as well as to operational-level issues. Mr. Alexandros Angelopoulos, Hellenic Police Director referred to the role of the Greek Police in managing the refugee / migration issue

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