More refugees are crossing the Greek border in Evros

Migration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas said on Saturday there is an increase in the number of arrivals of refugees and migrants at Greece’s border in Evros, noting that 80 percent of the people who cross illegally are from Pakistan.

Speaking to journalists on the current state of the asylum process, he said the ministry will increase its staff in the asylum agency and the identification centers on the islands to speed up the process.
Concerning the number of returns to Turkey, he admitted there is a weakness in implementing the procedure because when the second ruling on asylum is issued on a refugee or migrant, authorities often find that this person has left the center.