EU Satisfied with Greece’s Processing of Refugees

o-REFUGEES-INTERNATIONAL-870x418The European Union is satisfied with Greece’s cooperation and the improvement and speed in the refugee registration procedures, said a European Commission source.

The head of the European Commission‘s Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) Maarten Verwey visited the island of Lesvos on Tuesday in order to speed up efforts to set up the first refugee “hot spot” on the island.

According to the EC team, on Tuesday 3,500 asylum seekers were registered on the island of Lesvos registration hot spot after a new electronic log system was put into use.

Also, after the cooperation between Greek authorities and the Pakistani embassy, repatriation flights will start immediately. At the same time a resettlement flight will carry 100 refugees to Luxembourg on Thursday.