Avramopoulos: Balkan route is not closed yet, but we are prepared if this happens

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Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship speaks during a press conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium (archive).

Dimitris Avramopoulos supported that the Balkan route is not closed at the moment, answering to NE on Wednesday afternoon.


The Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, appeared confident that the EU and Western Balkan countries are “well prepared” for possible flow redirections, in case the border between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Greece at Idomeni closes.

However, Avramopoulos underlined that the Balkan route is not closed at the moment, answering to New Europe on Wednesday afternoon. When asked about his thoughts for the European Commissi...


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