The Crisis in the Crisis – Social and Political Consequences of the Influx of Migrants to Greece
ORCID: Artur Adamczyk: 0000-0002-5444-3670
Edition: Lublin 2016
The main aim of this article is to characterize the enormous economic, social and political problems in Greece resulting from the two crises: the economic crisis and the crisis of the influx of migrants. The article presents the causes and consequences of the Greek economic crisis, with particular emphasis on the problem of unemployment, which affected not only Greek citizens but also foreigners living in this country. It was also pointed to the direct relationship between rising unemployment in Greece and changing social and political attitude towards incoming migrants. The author tried to depict what kind of efforts and reforms have been taken by Greek governments in the field of migration policy and what steps have been implemented to limit the influx of migrants into Greece. Much attention was devoted to the presentation of an extremely difficult situation of Greece regarding the refugee crisis in 2015, when Greece received over 840 thousand immigrants. It was presented that Greece, weakened by the economic crisis, is unable to financially or organizationally manage the successive waves of incoming foreigners. Greece was once again forced to seek help in solving this problem within the system of the European Union.