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Alt. FM briefs parliamentary com't on upcoming European Council

Δημοσίευση 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:41 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Alt. FM briefs parliamentary com't  on upcoming European Council
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Alternate Foreign Minister Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou briefed on Thursday the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs and the Special Standing Committee on European Affairs regarding developments in the European Union in view of the upcoming European Council on Dec. 16 and 17 underlining that Greece will continue to negotiate on all the crucial issues.

Alternate Foreign Minister Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou briefed on Thursday the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs and the Special Standing Committee on European Affairs regarding developments in the European Union in view of the upcoming European Council on Dec. 16 and 17 underlining that Greece will continue to negotiate on all the crucial issues.

Xenogiannakopoulou put an emphasis on the problem of illegal migration stressing that “Greece is faced with a frightening inflow”, underlining, at the same time, “the important role played by the presence of Frontex Rapid Border Intervention Teams (RABITs) along the Greek borders” in reducing the migrant flow.

“In just a few days since their deployment the RABITs have managed to reduce the inflow of illegal migrants to Greece by 40 pct”, Xenogiannakopoulou stated, adding that “Frontex has a multifaceted importance for Greece because it tackles illegal migration and, at the same time, protects our external borders”.

The alternate FM also called on countries bordering Greece “to realise that their European course has our country’s support but it is self-evident that they should cooperate and back the effort to form a controlled front against illegal migration”.

 

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