Greece ‘seriously neglected’ border obligations: EU Commission

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Greece has neglected its obligations to the EU’s external borders amid the migrant crisis, according to a report by the European Commission, which if adopted by member states would give Athens three months to comply.

Greece ‘seriously neglected’ border obligations: EU Commission

Greece ‘seriously neglected’ border obligations: EU CommissionBrussels (Belgium) – 27 January 2016 13:17 – AFP Greece has neglected its obligations to the EU’s external borders amid the migrant crisis, the European Commission said Wednesday, in a report which if adopted by member states would give Athens three months to comply.The report comes amid growing pressure on Athens to deal with the flow of migrants, with some fellow European Union states suggesting that Greece could be suspended from the Schengen passport-free area.”The draft report concludes that Greece seriously neglected its obligations and that there are serious deficiencies occurring out of border controls that must be overcome,” commission vice president Valdis Dombrovskis told a press conference.The report is based on an evaluation mission which went in November to the Greek-Turkish land border and several islands in the Aegean Sea — the main landing point for the one million migrants who arrived in Europe in 2015.Dombrovskis said the report found that there was a failure to do sufficient registering and fingerprints of migrants who have entered Greece from Turkey, the main gateway for refugees fleeing war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. lc/dk/txw

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