to be expected, "mass migration flows to Greece," wrote the EU border protection Agency Frontex (Frontex Situation Centre) at the weekend in an internal and confidential "situation report on the Greek-Turkish border", which is the news sheet "the world".
In the report for policy-makers in the EU, it means further: "It will be difficult to stop the massive flow of people who have made the trip. Therefore, in the short term, expect in the coming days, a rise in the pressure – even in the case that the Turkish authorities should act to prevent border crossings".
The reason for the development of sun according to Frontex, the social media: the widespread "news from increase the likelihood of a mass movement of Turkey to the EU borders." The EU foreign Ministers want to discuss in this week on the situation at the Greek-Turkish border.
Greece is under the protection measures on its borders to the highest level up, as head of the government, Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Sunday night after a crisis meeting of the national security Council.
the patrols on Land and water should be strengthened in the North-East of the country, after Turkey had opened on the weekend its borders to the EU for refugees.
No requests for asylum for a month
As the Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas added, wants to take his country in a month, no new applications for asylum more. He spoke of an "asymmetric threat to the security of our country".
From the Greek government, it was said at the weekend, within 24 hours, nearly 10,000 migrants had been at an "illegal" border crossing detained. In addition, around 140 refugees were arrested.
The Greek police forced the refugees at the border crossing Pazarkule on Saturday with tear gas, then threw some of the migrants with stones.
talks with Turkey
EU Commissioner for Migration, Margaritis Schinas will be according to your own words this Monday in Berlin. He had called at the weekend for an early special sitting of the EU interior Ministers. An EU spokeswoman said on Sunday that the European Union is in constant contact with the Turkish authorities. "The unbearable humanitarian Disaster in and around Idlib urgently requires that we act."
Bulgaria's head of government Boiko Borisov travels this Monday to Ankara to talk to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the situation in Syria and refugee movements. As the Bulgarian government announced on Sunday, the two at a dinner "actions discussed, which will contribute to the management of the crisis in Syria and to stop the migration pressure".
Turkey does not want to stop migrants
The Turkish government had tags announced previously that they will not stop migrants on their way to Europe. At the peak of the refugee crisis in 2015, almost one Million refugees and migrants had come from Turkey to the Greek Islands.
at that Time, the EU concluded an agreement with Turkey, the influx of curb. In the past years, Turkey took 3.7 million refugees from the Syrian civil war and prevented the onward journey. (Dec/sda)
Created: 02.03.2020, 07:32 PMUpdated Date: 02 March 2020, 08:01