Reaction of the Belgian State Secretary for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken to the statements of Greek Minister Yiannis Mouzalas

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Belgian State Secretary for Asylum Policy, Migration and Administrative Simplification Theo Francken.

Reaction of the Belgian State Secretary for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken to the statements of Greek Minister Yiannis Mouzalas


Following allegations by Greek interior Minister Yiannis Mouzalas, Belgian State Secretary for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken, has responded categorically to reject the allegations that he told the Greek Minister to "push back migrants, even if that means drowning them.

Francken's full statement is as follows:
During the informal JHA council on 25 January 2016 in Amsterdam, the European migration ministers had an open and informal lunch discussion on the current migration crisis and pos...


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