Immigration to Greece : a critical evaluation of Greek policy
In the light of the EU's interest in the movement of labour within the Union, the first part of this article looks at the character of Greek migrant labour with the aim of providing an overview of changes in the flow of migrant labour into Greece and of the policies adopted in relation to immigrant labour. It discusses the failure of the Greek government to formulate strategic measures to combat illegal immigration (apart from the introduction of sanctions against employers or illegal migrants and the establishment of special patrol squads at the borders), and the limited (if any) efforts being made to aid the integration of Albanians. The second part of the article concentrates on Albanian migrant labourers in Greece. It is an attempt to record the emotions and experiences of the migrants themselves and their reactions to policies presumably designed either to help or to exclude them.
The article also assesses the similarities and differences in the employment positions of Albanian men and women in Greece and the way in which mechanisms of marginalisation differently affect these two categories.--SCAD summary.