EU Blames Greece for Shameful Refugee, Migrant Detention Centers

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Monday, March 18, 2019
EU Blames Greece for Shameful Refugee, Migrant Detention Centers

Author: The National Herald | 18 March 2019

Protests by human rights groups are unrelenting over how refugees and migrants are being kept in detention centers and camps but it’s the fault of the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA government, the European Commission said.

With the European Union having closed its borders to the new arrivals, the problem has been largely dumped on Greece, which is housing more than 70,000, including some 15,000 on islands near Turkey, which has allowed human traffickers to keep sending more during a suspended swap deal with the bloc.

The criticism stepped up from the EU, with the German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag. Citing an internal report as saying that a commission said the situation at the detention center on the island of Samos is “a shame for Europe.”

That came after the BBC last year visited the major camp on the island of Lesbos and declared it “the worst in the world,” and with frequent violence over frustration in delays in processing asylum applications, clashes with riot police, women and minors being targeted and not enough toilets or other basic facilities, with some sleeping in summer tents. Read more>>>