Merkel Says Talks with Greece on Taking Back Asylum Seekers Well Underway

14 August 2018
964 Views

Angela Merkel told the media on Monday that talks with Greece on re-admitting asylum-seekers from Germany’s borders were well underway.

In comments reported by the Associated Press, the German Chancellor said direct talks with Greek premier Alexis Tsipras were not on the agenda yet.

Last month, Berlin said an agreement with Greece for the return of previously-registered refugees currently in Germany would be completed by the end of July.

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen had suggested that such a deal with Greece may be signed by the end of the month.
However, last week Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Germany would unilaterally turn back asylum-seekers who had already been granted asylum in other EU countries.

Germany has also struck a deal on the issue with Spain for Madrid to take back asylum-seekers and is currently talking to Italy’s leadership about the issue also.

You may be interested

Coronavirus Greece: 2,874 new cases, 144 intubated, 15 deaths
GREECE
shares14 views
GREECE
shares14 views

Coronavirus Greece: 2,874 new cases, 144 intubated, 15 deaths

makis - Jul 28, 2021

Greek authorities announced that the new laboratory-confirmed cases of the coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours are 2,874, of…

Odysseus’s Ithaca – Five beautiful beaches you must visit
GREECE
shares27 views
GREECE
shares27 views

Odysseus’s Ithaca – Five beautiful beaches you must visit

Panos - Jul 27, 2021

Ithaca is one of those hidden gems that Greece has to offer the inquiring traveller. The island, known as the…

Turkish businessman pays €76,000 fine in Mykonos for Covid-19 violation on yacht (video)
FINANCE
shares47 views
FINANCE
shares47 views

Turkish businessman pays €76,000 fine in Mykonos for Covid-19 violation on yacht (video)

Panos - Jul 27, 2021

A Turkish yacht owner paid a total of €76,000 for violating Covid-19 regulations in Mykonos. The businessman was fined for…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.