EU migrant crisis: Greece pleads for sharing of burden after ‘worst days’ return

AN INCREASINGLY impatient Greece had called for a fairer sharing of the migrant burden in Europe amid concerns over an unexpected increase in new arrivals in recent weeks. Frontline EU states have complained for years they bear a disproportionate responsibility for arriving migrants – until now, their pleas have mostly fallen on deaf ears.  

“Since July 7, there has not been a single day without arrivals,” the deputy minister for citizen protection Giorgios Koumoutsakos told the Greek daily Kathimerini.  He warned the total number of migrants and refugees on five Greek islands located close to Turkey – Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros – “has exceeded 20,000”. Mr Koumoutsakos, who is in charge of migration policy in the new conservative government, added the number “constitutes an...
source: Express

2019-08-13 23:32
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