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G. Koumoutsakos: "The European Commission has made an effort to reconcile divergent views"

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"The European Commission has made an effort to reconcile divergent views, coming from different groups of countries," said Deputy Minister of Immigration and Asylum George Koumoutsakos, referring to the presentation today of the Commission's proposal for a new European Migration and Asylum Pact.

"In order to tackle the common migration challenge effectively today and in the future, a coherent and integrated European policy is needed," he said in a statement. This policy applies to all Member States, but it is even more important for those countries that, like Greece, are on the Union's external borders and are facing the direct consequences of the migration phenomenon. That is why our country was, is and will be constantly and actively present throughout the negotiation of the new Pact with proposals and initiatives ".

During the negotiations that will follow, Mr. Koumoutsakos explains "we will actively and decisively support our fundamental positions". These are the compulsory solidarity and fair sharing of the burden between all the Member States, "which will balance the responsibility borne by the first host countries, including of course relocation". Also, the strengthening of returns to countries of origin and non-international origin through an effective common European return system, and the operation of an effective mechanism for dealing with emergencies and crises, with the rapid and practical support of the Member States called upon to face.

Finally, the Deputy Minister underlines that for the strategy and tactics that will be followed and the specific positions that will be supported during the forthcoming negotiation, an inter-ministerial working group has already been set up with the participation of the Ministries of Immigration and Asylum, Foreign Affairs, Civil Protection and Shipping. and Island Policy. This group will meet regularly in close cooperation with the Greek Permanent Representation to the European Union.

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