Greece: Major Controversy with EU Migration Minister Ylva Johannson. Did the Greece government agree to this or is Brussels and Johannson speaking for them?
Will new migrant arrivals that came to Greece in March have the right to apply for asylum?
👉 EU Migration Minister Ylva Johannson: “Well, what I would like to close with, which is extremely important at this time, is also that people should have the right to apply for asylum. I warmly welcome the announcement of the Greek government that told me about this only now, that the new arrivals that came in March will have the right to apply for asylum. It is very, very important. At this time, it is important that we stand by our values and fundamental rights, as I said at the beginning of my speech,” Johansson said .
A report by the Athens Agency also states that “both Ms. Johansson and other speakers welcomed the Greek government’s announcement that the new arrivals in March will have the right to apply for asylum.”
However, it is worth noting that no such official information has been provided by the Greek government, while only on Tuesday, the Minister of Immigration and Asylum Notis Mitarakis stated that “for technical reasons those who arrive from today will not be able to apply for some time because asylum offices are closed due to coronation. ”
– The Minister of Civil Protection and the Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Michalis Chrysochoidis and Notis Mitarakis, respectively, took part in a teleconference on the situation on the Greek border on Thursday, in the presence of Commissioner for Home Affairs Ilva Johansson, the European Commission’s Vice President for Europe. , Margarita Schina and the Council of Europe’s Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, President of Croatia Teretzia Gras, on behalf of the Council. Also in attendance were Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Lezeri and the head of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Organization (FRA), Michael Flaherty.
* This is starting to stink of EU manure.