In a week which sees Golden Dawn facing proscription, one startling allegation to emerge is Greek fascism’s connection to the disappearance of over one hundred migrants. On figures like that you wonder what took so long but new film Into the Fire offers some answers.
While ‘periphery of Europe’ is a convenient distinction for the high priest of austerity, Greece’s geographical position on the edge of the Union means it serves as a major gateway for migrants escaping all manner of hardship and conflict.
The Dublin Convention (signed during our 1990 presidency, updated in 2003) among other things stipulates that migrants must first apply for asylum in the country they arrive. This has essentially left thousands trapped in an increasingly hostile Greece.