Political leaders convene to discuss the refugee crisis

4 March 2016
600 Views

The President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos will preside over the council meeting of political leaders that has been arranged fro Friday, ahead of Monday’s critical EU summit.

The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will present the coalition government’s positions that he intends to elaborate upon at Monday’s meeting in Brussels, while asking for support domestically.

One of the main aspects of the Greek position is that any solution for the refugee crisis must be within the framework of the European Union. This means that the PM will demand that all member-states participate in the proportional distribution and relocation of refugees, rather than on a volunteer basis, depending on the population and financial abilities of each member state.

Furthermore, the Greek side will demand that the measures be taken to expedite the relocation of refugees and establish a resettlement mechanism for refugees in Turkey. Additionally, the European Commission’s emergency humanitarian aid fund must be approved.

In order to cope with the new circumstances in Greece, the government has announced the formation of a coordinating center for the management of the refugee crisis, which will operate under the supervision of the Alternate Minister of National Defense Dimitris Vitsas.

You may be interested

Accidental experiment solves Century-old Chemistry problem
WORLD
shares35 views
WORLD
shares35 views

Accidental experiment solves Century-old Chemistry problem

Panos - Feb 24, 2021

Researchers in Uppsala, Sweden accidentally left a chemistry experiment running over a long weekend. When they returned to the lab,…

ABTA: Greece among the five most popular destinations for 2021
GREECE
shares37 views
GREECE
shares37 views

ABTA: Greece among the five most popular destinations for 2021

Panos - Feb 24, 2021

Greece is among the top 5 most popular destinations for holidaymakers, according to booking trends by Travel Association ABTA. Travel Association…

Dreamy sunset in Mykonos Island in Greece (video)
GREECE
shares37 views
GREECE
shares37 views

Dreamy sunset in Mykonos Island in Greece (video)

Panos - Feb 24, 2021

Magic hour during sunset and dusk at Little Venice in Mykonos island, one of the most romantic places in the Mediterranean and…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.