Legislative Framework on Immigration
Immigration policies no. 2910/2001, no. 3386/2005 and the latest, no. 3536/2007 were settled, advocating the social integration of migrants into Greek society. Based on the latest regulation, the process of issuing residence permits had been revised to facilitate the procedure in terms of convenience, by expediting the issuance waiting period, increasing the duration of the permits, and establishing an innovation called “long-term residence”: where the migrant has to fulfil some criteria, like language competence and economic independence, in order to obtain residency. Thus creating favorable conditions for accessing the labor market. In terms of equality, the Government firmly protects the human rights of migrants, by creating a protective framework where everyone should be equally treated, whilst any kind of discrimination is prohibited.
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