Alternate Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas proposed the creation of a human rights movement during the meetings of the European Parliament political parties in Brussels.
He outlined Greece’s positions on the EU migration issue and reiterated the Greek government’s requests for EU contribution.
The minister briefed them on the situation after the closure of northern borders early March and added that despite its weaknesses, the EU-Turkey agreement is the sole legitimate migration path to Europe.
Mouzalas called on everyone to assume their responsibilities and stop the ‘creative criticism.’ He explained that the European Union does not act collectively to the refugee issue and the support to Greece is mostly expressed through bilateral relations with European countries.
Referring to the impending revision of the Dublin Regulation, Mouzalas said that it is “European risk” and unless it essentially changes, it will have the same fate as the existing Regulation on the examination rules for asylum claims (Dublin III).