Elias Marcou

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Cyber attack against Solomon — 220 million hits in three days

Cyber attack against Solomon — 220 million hits in three days

Translation: Gigi Papoulias   For three days, Solomon's website was by far the most popular website in Greece and possibly in the entire Balkan region — receiving more than 220 million hits in just 72 hours. But, unfortunately, the “visitors” to our site did not...

Asylum Surveillance Systems Launched in Greece without Data Safeguards

Asylum Surveillance Systems Launched in Greece without Data Safeguards

Greece planned and has begun implementing two surveillance systems directed at asylum seekers and partly financed with European Union pandemic-recovery funds in violation of data privacy protections set down by the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation, Solomon...

No closer to heaven — transgender asylum-seekers in Greece

No closer to heaven — transgender asylum-seekers in Greece

Visual: Galateia Iatraki Proof read: Gigi Papoulias   Whether it’s their ultimate destination or not, many refugees arriving in Greece consider the country a safer place where they can start re-gaining a relatively more normal life. It is not necessarily the case...

Facing 10 years in prison for an act of desperation

Facing 10 years in prison for an act of desperation

Visualization: Spoovio Proof-read: Gigi Papoulias Nasrin didn’t want to give birth inside the camp. After the family was told their transfer to Germany had been accepted, she was hoping she’d be able to travel before giving birth. She was 27 years old, pregnant with...

Serbia: Green waves washing over polluted land

Serbia: Green waves washing over polluted land

Images: Nikos Pilos Translation: Gigi Papoulias As Miodrag Živković recounts the events surrounding the expropriation of his land by the Zijin company, the unyielding smell of sulfur and ashes invades the nostrils. Slatina, where the 58-year-old's family has lived for...

European Court decision finds 2016 collective pushbacks “lawful”

European Court decision finds 2016 collective pushbacks “lawful”

Illustration: Fanis Kollias A long-awaited decision issued by the European Court of Human Rights on April 5, on a case regarding a violent pushback of approximately 1,500 asylum seekers into Greece via North Macedonia in 2016, has raised concerns for the state of...

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