"Greece can not bear the burden of immigration policy alone, a new framework must be found that will indicate that it is a common responsibility," said Minister of Immigration and Asylum Notis Mitarakis, speaking to the Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs, expressing his concerns. for the pact being drafted by Europe.
He emphasized that "the balance between the obligations of the Member States and the demonstration of practical and effective solidarity with the Member States under migration pressure is not sufficiently achieved as the obligations are strict and detailed, while the provisions on solidarity are less binding." »
He pointed out that Greece, with the contribution of the European Commission, has managed to regain control of the migration crisis and stressed that within the 12 months of 2020 there was a drastic reduction of arrivals by 80%, significant decongestion of the Aegean islands by 65% , a 64% increase in the issuance of asylum decisions to 106 thousand and a decrease in the number of residents across the country from 94 thousand to 64 thousand ".
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