On target: Alt Migration Minister from Greece says, “NGOs-Leeches set up overnight to get EU funding”.
More are starting to realize that Viktor Orban was correct regarding these stealth, open-border NGOs facilitating illegal migration. They must be targeted and exposed.
– Speaking at the Parliament debate before the voting to the amendment increasing control over Greek and foreign NGOs, Koumoutsakos spoke of “networks consisting of NGOs, doctors and lawyers.”
“When we took over, a net of interests had been formed around immigration due to the large slowdown in the ineffective asylum application process. This led to 80% of applicants being considered as vulnerable. Doctors, lawyers, NGOs are involved in this network. This whole network has been rooted for five years in managing the misery of the people who came to the country, This network that acted like leeches was very well-established,” he said.
In an interview withe Thema FM, he went further to accuse NGO for cooperating with human traffickers.
“When a boat arrives on a rocky shore of Levsos and the port authorities go there, they find 3-4 people in yellow and orange vests who when asked ‘what are you doing here?’ they respond tha they clean the beaches,” he said describing a specific incident.
He added that “there are good reasons to be skeptical.”
He stressed that “the dark roots of this interest networks must be brought to light.”
Asked the statements of Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis, that the incidents on Lesvos on Tuesday were “possibly incited”, Koumoutsakos reiterated the government narrative of “coincidence.”
“There is a temporal coincidence of the declared willingness to enter this dark network [NGOs amendment] and the uproar on Lesvos. I am not saying that in difficult situations there are no causes that lead to these images but one cannot ignore the timely coincidence,” he said.
* Targeting the NGOs is a step in the right direction.