Greece Agrees to Accommodate 50,000 Refugees But Not in Single Camp



tsipGreece agreed to accommodate 50,000 asylum seekers but not in a single refugee camp as originally proposed by the European Union, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said.

The decision was taken after an emergency mini-summit on the migrant crisis in Brussels on Sunday. Greece had to reject three proposals by European partners before the decision was taken.

Specifically, the EU had proposed the creation of a refugee city with a 50,000 capacity. The second proposal was that a EU country to have the right to bar entry to refugees from another EU member state.  The third was the establishment of a new operation by EU border police Frontex in northern Greece to check migratory flows towards the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

The Greek prime minister spoke after the summit and expressed his satisfaction that none of the three proposals was accepted by Athens. Instead of having a “ghetto” of 50,000 people, as Tsipras said, 30,000 of the refugees will be accommodated in various hospitality camps around Greece, with 7,000 in the islands and 23,000 in the mainland. The remaining 20,000 will be given rent subsidies by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This way they will be integrated in Greek society, the prime minister said.

On the second proposal, Greece’s counter-proposal was that the EU notifies the country of passage on the number of refugees it is responsible to take.

On the third proposal, Tsipras said that the guarding of borders is exclusively the responsibility of a nation; the only contribution Frontex could provide, he said, would be to register or identify those refugees who had not been processed at points of entry on the Greek islands. He estimated that these cases would be very few, since most refugees on islands request registration.

The European Commission said in an official statement, “We welcome the intention of Greece to increase the reception capacity to 50,000 places, with the support of UNHCR, before the end of the year.”

The EU would provide funding to both Greece and the UNHCR to aid with the resettlement process. Frontex would help Greece with registration, they said, while calling for an upgrade to the joint operation system Poseidon to include Frontex at the Aegean Sea. The leaders also promoted the immediate creation of bilateral confidence-building measures between Greece and FYROM, where the UNHCR should also help with more staff, while they called on Greece, FYROM and Albania to strengthen their management of external land borders.

The Greek prime minister also spoke of the role of Turkey in terms of refugee flows, saying that collaboration with the neighboring country would help reduce the flows. Greek and Turkish port authorities and coast guards should work closely together, although each country is responsible for guarding its own territorial waters. The EC will present specific proposals to Turkey soon, Tsipras said, which creates the hope for a decisive resolution of refugee flows.


7 COMMENTS

  1. The displacement of the European people has gone into full gear.

    Sweden is now 2nd only to Lesotho for rape. All committed by non-European invaders.

    Just google jew barbara lerner specter

  2. Barbara Lerner Spectre was born in the USA, made aliyah to Israel, before moving to Sweden, marrying the Chief Rabbi of Stockholm, and founding Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden which she heads.

    “Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think WE are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies that THEY once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the center of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. THEY are now going into a multicultural mode, and Jews will be resented because of OUR leading role. But without that leading role, and without that transformation, Europe will not survive.” – Barbara Lerner Spectre in a 2010 interview with Israeli IBA-News.

    Search on You Tube for:

    “Barbara Lerner Spectre calls for destruction of Christian European ethnic societies”

  3. The influx of Muslim economic immigrants and alleged “refugees” has led to Sweden now having the HIGHEST RAPE CONVICTIONS PER CAPITA of any country in Europe, six times higher than the USA, with statistics showinng 1 in 4 Swedish women will be raped in their lifetime.

    With Muslim perpetrators represented in as many as 77% of the rape cases and a major increase in rape cases paralleling a major increase in Muslim immigration, the wages of Muslim immigration are proving to be a sexual assault epidemic by a misogynistic ideology.

    It is no different in neighbouring Norway where Norwegian police in Oslo admitted that in every single rape conviction, I say again EVERY SINGLE RAPE conviction in Oslo between 2005 – 2010, the perpetrator was of non-White Muslim background with 9 out of 10 victims being Native White Norwegian females. See Norwegian police speak about this on camera by looking up on You Tube: “Oslo, Norway: 100% of rapes committed by ‘non european immigrants’ (muslims”)

  4. Raphael Lemkin coined the word genocide from a combination of the Greek word “geno” (meaning tribe or race) and “caedere” (the Latin word for to kill). 

    Raphael Lemkin defined GENOCIDE as follows:

    “Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the DISINTEGRATION OF THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS, OF CULTURE, LANGUAGE, NATIONAL FEELINGS, RELIGION, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.”

  5. Other EU nations trying to dump refugees that want to be in their own countries on Greece. Even the US, 30 times Greece’s population and to a large extent to blame for the refugee crisis, has only offered to accept a fraction of the refugees our communists accept. Our leftists are fools.

  6. Barbara Lerner Spectre’s Zionist hypocrisy is on full display in the article titled, “Why Sharansky is wrong to write off European Jewry” she praises the fact that Jews are quote, “dis-assimilating”

    Barbara Lerner Spectre writes:

    “You could have told the inspiring story of young adults throughout Europe who are “dis-assimilating”, who are not only reclaiming their own personal Jewish identities after decades of identity–submersion caused by post-Holocaust trauma and communist repression, but also going further and becoming social innovators of Jewish life.”

    MEANWHILE as you write above in her 2010 interview with Israeli IBA-News she says that Europeans MUST transform into a multicultural society, and that Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies that THEY once were, and that Jews will play a LEADING ROLE in transforming Europe into a multicultural society!