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Factsheet for measure GR-2022-14/2212 – measures in Greece
|Country||Greece , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 28 March 2022 – 04 March 2023|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Other humanitarian measures
|Author||Penny Georgiadou (INE GSEE)|
|Measure added||06 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
Russia's invasion in Ukraine, created a huge wave of refugees. The Council of the EU on 4 March 2022, noting the massive influx of displaced persons from Ukraine (Article 5 of Directive 2001/55/EC) decided to implement a temporary protection regime in all the EU countries. In Greece, the Minister of Migration and Asylum, with his Decision no. 172172, on 28 March 2022, activated the implementation of the temporary protection status foreseen by the Presidential Degree 80/2006 due to the massive influx of Ukrainians. This decision refers to displaced persons who resided in Ukraine before 24 February 2022, regulates their stay in Greece, provide for assistance to find a job and have health care. The residence permit is valid until four March 2023.
The Minister of Migration, implementing the No 172172 Decision of 28 March 2022 took a series of measures in order to facilitate the Ukrainian displaced persons in their entry and residence in Greece such as:
According to the migration Minister, at least 10,000 Ukrainian refugees had arrived in Greece since 16 March.
By March 11, 2022, 1200 offer requests had been submitted to the "Help Ukraine" platform.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
There was no involvement of social partners.
There were no social partner's reactions to the measure detected.
Eurofound (2022), Access to the labour market and medical care for Ukrainian refugees, measure GR-2022-14/2212 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GR-2022-14_2212.html
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