Immigration in the Covid-19 Era: The role of Greece and Turkey, the necessity for a common European immigration and foreign policy

Konstantinos Papadakis
Konstantinos Zafeiris
Immigration and refugee flows in the Eastern Mediterranean migration path have been increased the last two decades, a fact that created the need for coordinated political reaction from the EU, which now faces new challenges because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This article analyses the new challenges Covid-19 creates by focusing on the “lesson learned” of previous pandemics and their effect on mankind and also on the necessity of a common European policy both in the fields of immigration policy and foreign policy towards the stabilization in the Eastern Mediterranean, mainly by focusing on the role of Greece and Turkey.
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Konstantinos Papadakis, University of Crete
Konstantinos Papadakis is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Crete. He is a researcher of the Centre for European Policy and Regional Development (CEPRED) of the University of Crete.
Konstantinos Zafeiris, University of Crete
Konstantinos Zafeiris has graduated from the Hellenic Military School in 1998 as a 2nd Lieutenant (Inf) and was trained in all the planned Infantry schools and the School of Administration and Staff. He holds a Master's degree (MA) in Political Science.
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