Greece

Map Greece
Capital: Athens
Total population (2006): 11 125 179
Foreign nationals (2006): 884 000
Foreign nationals as % of total: 7.9%
EU member since: 1981

In Greece, restrictive, complicated and lengthy bureaucratic procedures for legal immigration and the prolongation of residence permits indirectly encourage irregular entry and stay. Due to the substantial size of the largely uncontrolled shadow economy, irregular work is easier to find than regular work, even for regular migrants. Policy responses include ? largely ineffective ? border controls and regularization schemes. 

Short information

CLANDESTINO Policy Brief (July 2009)

Estimates

Stocks (July 2012)

Background information

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