11 March 2020
"Experts have questioned the legality of EU border agency Frontex sending officers to the Greek-Turkish border."
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Frontex border operation in Greece 'lacks legal basis' after Greece suspends asylum law (euronews, link):
"Thousands have massed on the frontier after Ankara said it could no longer stop refugees in Turkey from heading to Europe.
Frontex, which manages the European Union's external borders, is deploying reinforcements to Evros from 11 March.
But experts have told Euronews this move "lacks proper legal basis".
This is because Greece - already with a huge backlog - suspended the reception of asylum applications for a month on 1 March."
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