Commission: Greece will be benefited from EU-Afghanistan migration agreement

The agreement between the EU and Afghanistan that aims to facilitate the repatriation of Afghan migrants who are not entitled to asylum is of particular importance for Greece as it is one of the member states receiving huge pressure from migration flows and will facilitate the return of Afghan nationality undocumented migrants who have no right to stay in Greece, European Commission spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said to Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).

“It is an agreement that sets a framework for speeding up the procedures for the return, readmission and reintegration of migrants, as well as combating human trafficking,” he added.

This agreement is part of a coordinated European effort currently underway in order to address the migration issue with a series of agreements and intense deliberations between EU and Afghanistan. 180,000 Afghans entered Europe in 2015, most of them seeking asylum in Germany.