As Greek leaders mull position on refugee crisis, EC sets out timetable of targets

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: European Union, Refugees
Photo by Stuart Chalmers via Flickr
Photo by Stuart Chalmers via Flickr

The implementation of the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan and of the voluntary humanitarian admission scheme with Turkey should lead to rapid decrease in the number of arrivals in Greece; with regard to the latter, the more Member States that take part in this scheme, the better the prospects for countering illegal migration in the Aegean Sea.

Returns of persons with no right to stay and in no need of international protection to countries of origin and transit, including Turkey, should also reduce the number of irregular migrants present in Greece. Greece should accelerate readmissions, in pa...

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