Citizen Protection Minister meets Commissioner Johansson

The management of migration flows and technical issues relating to the Schengen area and the new EU migration and asylum pact were the main issues discussed by Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson on Tuesday in Athens.

Chrisochoidis informed the Commissioner that there had been a significant drop in migration from Turkey over the recent period, saying that this was largely due to the strict and effective measures taken to guard the borders on the Greek side, with the assistance of Frontex forces.

Johansson also referred to issues relating to improving cooperation in term of returns and initiatives for the EU’s internal security.