GREECE: Gov't council decides on seven measures to respond to migration crisis

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"Responding to a spike in migrant arrivals from neighboring Turkey, the government’s Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) has decided on seven measures to ease the pressure on the Aegean islands and curb the influx."

Gov't council decides on seven measures to respond to migration crisis

"Also on the cards is an increase in police patrols to locate migrants whose asylum applications were rejected but are still in the country. (...)

The efforts of the coast guard in the Aegean will be bolstered with the procurement of 10 speedboats that will be dispatched to intercept suspected smuggling vessels heading towards Greece from neighboring Turkey."

Comment: The latter sounds like a policy of official "push-backs".

 

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