Solidarity Statement with our Greek colleagues

The Bank of Greece maintains branches in Alexandroupolis on the mainland and on the islands Lesvos, Samos and Rodos, as well as agencies in Orestiada on the mainland and on the islands Chios and Kos. All these branches and agencies are located very close to the Greek – Turkish border, hence the border of the European Union and the Eurosystem.

As a result of the recent refugee – immigrant crisis on the Greek-Turkish sea and ground borders our colleagues there are required to work under very difficult circumstances in a very tense environment. On behalf of its affiliate members, SCECBU would like to express to these Greek colleagues the solidarity of their European colleagues in these trying times.

“The SCECBU is obviously well aware that the situation of refugees is a problem which must be addressed by all the governments of the EU countries and with a humanitarian aspect at the heart of the debate and the solutions to be found, as well as concern for the local communities.”