Decongestion of Aegean Islands Will Start in April, Migration Min. Mouzalas Says

Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Last Update: 17:17

The decongestion of Greek islands and the removal of refugees according to their legal rights will start in April, stated Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas in an interview with the Sunday edition of Avghi newspaper.

He also said that in parallel the implementation of a plan that foresees 2,000 to 2,500 relocations to EU countries every month will begin, noting that the Greek government is responsible for the integration of 20,000 to 25,000 refugees that will remain in Greece.

Mouzalas expressed his certainty that after January 15 no refugee or migrant will live in tents but in organized centers with heating, medical care and food. He admitted that the condition on the islands is very difficult and that a change in what type of migrants have been arriving recently has been recorded as the majority are economic migrants without prospect for asylum or possibility to continue their trip to Europe.

(Source: ANA-MPA)

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