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March 2009

Aegean Sea

Greece

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Aegean Sea – Greece

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©2009 Jordan Kevrekidis

Posted by Kevrekidis 03:49 Archived in Greece Tagged photography Comments (0)

Immigrant Workers

Athens - Greece

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Immigration in Greece has emerged as one of the major social issues with serious political and economic repercussions. The largest group of immigrants residing in Greece comes from ex communist countries.

There are more than 1 million immigrants in Greece (equivalent to 10% of the population) mostly from Albania, followed by Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Iraq, Kurdistan, Philippines and many African counties.

Wages in Greece for work in the black market are 3 to 6 times higher than standard wages in their home countries. Yet, they have to live their lives in the insecurity and the constant fear of being deported. Since Greece has declared that is not an immigration country, there is hardly any state infrastructure to help immigrants integrate in the Greek society.

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©2009 Jordan Kevrekidis

Posted by Kevrekidis 07:15 Archived in Greece Tagged educational Comments (0)

Eretria VI

Euboea - Greece

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Eretria is located on the western coast of the island of Euboea (Evia), facing the coast of Attica across the narrow Euboian Gulf.
The earliest surviving mention of Eretria was by Homer in the Iliad, who listed Eretria as one of the Greek cities which sent ships to the Trojan War.
The modern town of Eretria was established in 1824, after the Greek independence, and is now a popular beachside resort.

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©2009 Jordan Kevrekidis

Posted by Kevrekidis 07:53 Archived in Greece Tagged photography Comments (0)

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