Expulsions of illegal immigrants will now be taking place with speedy procedures, since Greece's legislation is being harmonised with EU directive 2008/115/EK, also following the validation of law 3907/2011.
According to a relevant circular by Interior Minister Haris Kastanidis, a harmonised procedure is being enacted, at the level of EU member-states, for the return of a citizen from a third country staying illegally, to end his illegal stay.
"Illegal residence" is the characterisation for the presence in Greek territory of every citizen of a third country who "does not fullfill or no longer fulfills entry preconditions, as determined in article 5 of the Schengen's Border Code, or the rest of the preconditions for entry, residence or stay, of the existing legislation."