Austria to contribute to the operation of refugees identification centres

6 October 2015
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tsipras-fayman1444150007Austria will contribute to the operation of the refugees identification centres, the so-called hotspots, in Greece and provide a 30 million euro financial aid to the UN Food Program, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said in statements after Tuesday’s weekly cabinet meeting in Vienna, shortly before leaving for Lesvos, where he will meet and hold talks with the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, on the refugee crisis.

The Chancellor said that talks with Tsipras will focus on finding European support for Greece, noting that the European Union must provide the staff and financial means for the creation of the necessary infrastructure in hotspots.

This takes place in close consultation with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Commission, noted Faymann adding that Austria will contribute actively to the operation of these centers.

According to the Austrian Chancellor, people who will arrive at these centers should be informed if there is a possibility to be granted asylum, while measures for their re-allocation require higher discipline.

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