EU pressures Greece as hotspots are not yet operational

epa

Dimitris Avramopoulos, EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship

EU pressures Greece as hotspots are not yet operational


The European Commission strongly recommended Greece to take urgent measures to improve conditions for asylum seekers upon their arrival in Europe. Athens has one month to react, given that the European Union hopes to send more refugees back to Greece.

For the moment only 1 out of the 5 foreseen Greek hotspots is operational, offering 12,342 reception places instead of the 50,000 places promised last October. Nevertheless, the EU said it hopes registration centres could be running in about 10 ...


This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now