Greek Public Order Minister Stresses Migration Issues

Greek Public Order Minister Stresses Migration Issues

Greece's Public Order and Citizen Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias on Tuesday stressed the need for a joint European Union approach to illegal migration issues, in statements to the ANA-MPA from Milan where he was attending an EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers' Council.
Kikilias noted that there was a visible increase in the flow of illegal migrants, especially across Greece's sea borders.
The minister additionally stressed the crucial importance of the European border agency Frontex and the problems caused by a 50 pct reduction in total funding for Frontex's activities in Greece.
Kikilias presented statistics showing an increased flow of migrants to Greece from all countries of origin, including those with long-term problems and especially Syria.

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