According to Minister of Public Order, Nikos Dendias, Greece has decided to vote against the European immigration regulation. According to the agreement, the country of first entry in the EU bears responsibility for the determination of asylum status.
As a result, non-legal immigrants are being sent to Greece, whether or not they are arrested within the EU.
Dendias stressed the Greek government’s intention to vote against the Dublin II Regulation, on the occasion of an event organized by the citizen movement KIPOKA regarding immigration.
Malta that along with Greece receives about 90% of Europe-bound immigration, is also expected to blackball the agreement.