De Maiziere urges Athens to implement Dublin rules

2 October 2016
69 Views

Germany Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has repeated his call for Greece to implement the so-called Dublin regulations, which state that migrants must seek asylum in the European Union member-state they first arrived in.

Due to deficiencies in Greece’s asylum processing system and the large number of migrants and refugees arriving in the country, Berlin has suspended deportations back to Greece since 2011.

“The EU has since then provided financial and other support for Greek efforts, and given a lot of money to improve these conditions,” de Maiziere said.

“That is why I would like to see the Dublin Convention implemented again,” he said.

The German minister said Berlin recognized the burden shouldered by Greece in recent years.

“But we still need a strategy to restore the legal situation,” he said, adding that the issue would be discussed at a meeting of interior ministers in October.

You may be interested

The full IMF programme for Greece
FINANCE
shares29 views
FINANCE
shares29 views

The full IMF programme for Greece

makis - Jul 21, 2017

The IMF published its new programme on Greece on Thursday, which was approved on principle by the organisation’s board of…

President Pavlopoulos extends support to Kos Mayor
POLITICS
shares34 views
POLITICS
shares34 views

President Pavlopoulos extends support to Kos Mayor

makis - Jul 21, 2017

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos expressed his deepest sorrow for the victims of the Kos earthquake in…

Kos earthquake: Turkish victim identified as Sinan Kurtoglu
GREECE
shares52 views
GREECE
shares52 views

Kos earthquake: Turkish victim identified as Sinan Kurtoglu

makis - Jul 21, 2017

The name of the Turkish national killed in the earthquake on the island of Kos is Sinan Kurtoglu. According to…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.