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French minister urges EU help for Greece on illegal migration problem

Δημοσίευση 8 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:09 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
French minister urges EU help for Greece  on illegal migration problem
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French European Affairs minister Laurent Wauquiez called for EU support to Greece to help it stem the flow of illegal migration at its Evros border.

French European Affairs minister Laurent Wauquiez called for EU support to Greece to help it stem the flow of illegal migration at its Evros border.

Wauquiez called on the EU to discuss Greece's proposal for a 'fence' at the Evros border. "The Europeans must realise that those borders are our common borders," he said.

In an interview appearing in the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung on Friday, Wauquiez noted that 70 percent of the illegal immigrants in Europe enter the EU through the Evros border between Greece and Turkey.

"That is exceptionally difficult for Athens. Europe must help," he said, adding that "when Greece proposes a fence...it must be discussed".