After witnessing the brutality of the Russian invasion, Greece decided to show its solidarity with Ukrainian refugees who are streaming out of their country by opening up 50,000 jobs in the tourism sector to Greek expatriates and refugees.
Greek Minister of Tourism Vassilis Kikilias, in a press release issued recently announced that there were over 50,000 job openings that were not covered by the domestic market last year, according to SchengenVisaInfo.com.
“Could these people with dignity, with European contracts and collective labor contracts be absorbed and help in this sector?” he asked, inferring that these positions could be filled by Ukrainian refugees and Greek expats.
“We will not turn a blind eye” to Ukrainian refugees
Kikilias stated that flights from Russia to Europe will be banned for three months, until May 28; at this point, he added, there is still no information on how much Greek tourism will be affected by the invasion in the heart of Europe. He stressed that the Greek government is very concerned about the situation in Ukraine but will do their best, as always, to bring visitors, travelers, and tourists from all over the world to Greece this Spring and Summer.