EU says member states can start deporting refugees and migrants back to Greece from March


From The Independent:

“Countries in the EU will be able to return migrants to Greece from mid-March, the European Commisssion has announced.

Brussels hopes the move will help to restore the bloc’s migration policies, which collapsed under a mass influx in 2015.

But human rights and refugee agencies have said Greek facilities remain so overcrowded they will simply be unable to cope with the extra migrants.

Under EU rules, the first country of entry is responsible for handling an asylum claim, but that system broke down last year in Greece, the main gateway to Europe for more than a million refugees and migrants.”


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