EU-GREECE: EU sends border guards to Greece

EU-GREECE: EU sends border guards to Greece (European Voice, link): "Rapid-response teams to help tackle flow of migrants. The European Commission has sent rapid-response teams of national border guards to help Greece deal with an influx of illegal migrants via Turkey. This is the first time that the Rapid Border Intervention Teams operated by Frontex, the EU's border management agency, have been used since they were set up in 2007. The Greek government requested their deployment yesterday (24 October)." And: EU to deploy armed patrols at Greek-Turkish border (euobserver, link). See also: UN Special Rapporteur on Torture on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Manfred Nowak, issued the following statement on his Mission to Greece: UN statement (pdf)


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