Greece Guarding the EU’s External Borders, PM Tsipras Reiterates

Refugees_EdomeniGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday expressed his government’s determination not to remain in the position of a passive observer, but to claim an active role by taking initiatives on the ongoing refugees issue.

Tsipras underlined that Greece is waging a battle to address the refugee issue as a Europe-wide problem, as well as a problem of the neighboring countries.
He noted that “Greece is meeting its European obligations to set up reception and identification centers for refugees,” while he underlined that “Europe must realize that Greece guards the EU borders.”

“Neither a fence nor the passing of the problem from one country to another can stop the flow of refugees as a result of war and poverty,” he added.
(source: ana-mpa)