The Greek government’s decision to provide Syrian refugees with travel documents as soon as possible in order to be able to travel to any European country they want, announced government spokesperson Gavriil Sakellaridis after a biministerial meeting held earlier today under Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
The meeting also decided the development of settlements and infrastructure in which migrants would undergo medical examination in order to ensure that the necessary health and safety standards are met. Moreover, Sakellaridis also explained that the newcomers will be transferred to reception centers in Western Greece, where they will be hosted until a permanent solution is found.
“There is an increased flow of refugees. This is confirmed by the fact that at the same time there is an increased number of refugees in Italy too,” the Greek government spokesperson said, adding that “their motivation is not economic deprivation but the immediate risk of losing their life.”